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JCSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into JCSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,983 out of 4,346 applicants or 46% were admitted making JCSU a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Johnson C Smith University typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,638 1,708 4,346
Accepted 1,257 726 1,983
Acceptance Rate 48% 43% 46%
Enrolled 185 149 334
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 21% 17%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Johnson C Smith University 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 JCSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 15 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Johnson C Smith University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 790 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 705. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 875 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 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 790 960
SAT Reading 400 480
SAT Math 390 480
ACT Composite 15 18
ACT English 12 17
ACT Math 15 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >63%
16 to 18 Avg + 46%-63%
15 to 16 Avg - 37%-46%
14 to 15 Reach 30%-37%
Less than 14 Low <30%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
960 and Above Good >59%
875 to 960 Avg + 46%-59%
790 to 875 Avg - 33%-46%
705 to 790 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 705 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into Johnson C Smith University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Johnson C Smith University was 2.97 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to JCSU 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+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 8% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 35% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 16% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 4% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Johnson C Smith University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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=198756 IPEDS survey data for Johnson C Smith University.



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