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SCI-Arc Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into SCI-Arc? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 157 out of 214 applicants or 73% were admitted making SCI-Arc a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Southern California Institute of Architecture typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 99 115 214
Accepted 75 82 157
Acceptance Rate 76% 71% 73%
Enrolled 12 19 31
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 23% 20%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern California Institute of Architecture and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that SCI-Arc regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern California Institute of Architecture.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 925. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1175 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1050 1300
SAT Reading 500 620
SAT Math 570 710
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 22 29
ACT Math 27 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 73%-84%
24 to 26 Avg - 64%-73%
22 to 24 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 22 Low <54%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >82%
1175 to 1300 Avg + 73%-82%
1050 to 1175 Avg - 61%-73%
925 to 1050 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 925 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Southern California Institute of Architecture. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern California Institute of Architecture was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SCI-Arc accepts 73% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern California Institute of Architecture and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123952 IPEDS survey data for Southern California Institute of Architecture.