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Your chances of getting into Central Baptist College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

63.9%
Admission Difficulty for Central Baptist College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at CBC is 63.9%.  Its admission rate is the 9th lowest in Arkansas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into CBC and can you get accepted?

CBC is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 172 out of the 269 who applied were admitted.

Central Baptist College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.15. Of those applicants who were admitted, 60% enrolled. This indicates that the school is a top choice for many students who apply.

Can you get into CBC?

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Central Baptist College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.15 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 960 on the SAT
  • Score 20 on the ACT

CBC GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.15*

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Central Baptist College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into CBC are to have around a 3.15 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CBC accepts 64% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at CBC is 3.15 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #16 in Arkansas for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.1 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.15 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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CBC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

841-1083

Applicants Submitting SAT 

14%
SAT Scores for Central Baptist College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 418
Math 25th Percentile 423
Composite 25th Percentile 841
SAT Scores for Central Baptist College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 525
Math 75th Percentile 558
Composite 75th Percentile 1083
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Central Baptist College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at CBC is 960 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 841-1083. Students who get into Central Baptist College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  CBC ranks #15 in the state of Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 960 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. CBC regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 841 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 841, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 720, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 960 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 962, you have around a 64% chance of being admitted. A 1083 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 77% chance of getting in.

Central Baptist College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1083 and Above Good >77%
962 to 1083 Avg + 64%-77%
841 to 962 Avg - 48%-64%
720 to 841 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 720 Low <33%
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CBC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

76%
ACT Scores for Central Baptist College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Central Baptist College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into CBC?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to CBC is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 24.  The school ranks #13 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central Baptist College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into CBC for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 64% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 79% with a 24 ACT score.

Central Baptist College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >79%
20 to 24 Avg + 64%-79%
17 to 20 Avg - 51%-64%
14 to 17 Reach 37%-51%
Less than 14 Low <37%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Central Baptist College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 119 150 269
Accepted 72 100 172
Acceptance Rate 61% 67% 64%
Enrolled 39 64 103
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 54% 64% 60%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

21

Applicants have 21 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Central Baptist College is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Central Baptist College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Central Baptist College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required to be considered for admission
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Central Baptist College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because CBC is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.15 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 960 on the SAT and 20 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106713 IPEDS survey data for Central Baptist College.

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does Central Baptist College prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to CBC. 76% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Central Baptist College?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to CBC. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Central Baptist College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 841 and 1083. The average SAT score is 962. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Central Baptist College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 24. The average ACT score is 20. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.