Private 4 Year

Cogswell College Admission Requirements

Sunnyvale, California

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Chances of getting into Cogswell College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Cogswell College
Measure Difficulty
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Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Cogswell College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Cogswell College is 42%.  It ranks #23 in California and #165 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Cogswell College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 65 out of 155 applicants were admitted.

Cogswell College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.08. 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Cogswell College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Cogswell College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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SAT Scores for Cogswell College
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SAT Scores for Cogswell College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Cogswell College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
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ACT Scores for Cogswell College
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ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Cogswell College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Cogswell College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Cogswell College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cogswell College was 3.08 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #86 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Cogswell College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Cogswell College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 49 106 155
Accepted 22 43 65
Acceptance Rate 45% 41% 42%
Enrolled 5 24 29
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 56% 45%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Cogswell College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Cogswell College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Cogswell 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=112394 IPEDS survey data for Cogswell College.


What is my chance of getting into Cogswell College?

42% of those who apply are granted admission to Cogswell College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.