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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||33%||31%|
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.
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.
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|
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
What are the requirements for admission to Catawba College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.