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Catawba College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Catawba College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 991 out of 3,117 applicants or 32% were admitted making Catawba College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Catawba College typically accepts and attracts C+ average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,563 1,554 3,117
Accepted 502 489 991
Acceptance Rate 32% 31% 32%
Enrolled 145 163 308
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 33% 31%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Catawba College 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 Catawba College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Catawba College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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 950 1170
SAT Reading 470 590
SAT Math 480 580
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >44%
21 to 24 Avg + 32%-44%
18 to 21 Avg - 22%-32%
15 to 18 Reach 14%-22%
Less than 15 Low <14%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >44%
1060 to 1170 Avg + 32%-44%
950 to 1060 Avg - 22%-32%
840 to 950 Reach 14%-22%
Less than 840 Low <14%

Estimated GPA Requirements

The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Catawba College was 2.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Catawba College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 0% Good
3.50 to 3.75 0% Good
3.25 to 3.50 0% Good
3.00 to 3.25 6% Good
2.75 to 3.00 31% Good
2.50 to 2.75 42% Avg +
2.25 to 2.50 22% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Catawba College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

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 No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198215 IPEDS survey data for Catawba College.



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