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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||18%||15%|
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.
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.
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|
|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%|
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 are the requirements for admission to Carthage College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
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=238476 IPEDS survey data for Carthage College.