Catawba College Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Catawba College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

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 highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.


SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Catawba College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Catawba College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Catawba College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Catawba College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Catawba College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Catawba College?

Admission data indicates that Catawba College regularly accepts students with ACT's 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Catawba College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Catawba College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.


Admission Statistics

Catawba College admission statistics
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%

Admission Requirements

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

Catawba College Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Catawba College
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.