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Carthage Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Carthage? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,035 out of 7,168 applicants or 70% were admitted making Carthage a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Carthage College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,190 2,978 7,168
Accepted 2,952 2,083 5,035
Acceptance Rate 70% 70% 70%
Enrolled 382 370 752
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 15%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Carthage 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 Carthage regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Carthage College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 965. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1215 out of 1600. 5 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 1090 1340
SAT Reading 560 700
SAT Math 530 640
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 20 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >80%
25 to 28 Avg + 70%-80%
22 to 25 Avg - 58%-70%
19 to 22 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 19 Low <45%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >80%
1215 to 1340 Avg + 70%-80%
1090 to 1215 Avg - 58%-70%
965 to 1090 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 965 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Carthage College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Carthage College was 3.31 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 Carthage accepts 70% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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=238476 IPEDS survey data for Carthage College.



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