Chances of getting into Goshen College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66%
Admission Difficulty for Goshen College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Goshen College and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 824 out of 1,248 applicants were admitted making Goshen College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Goshen College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Goshen College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Goshen College?

Goshen College typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Goshen College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >77%
1105 to 1210 Avg + 66%-77%
1000 to 1105 Avg - 53%-66%
895 to 1000 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 895 Low <40%
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Goshen College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Goshen College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Goshen College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Goshen College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >78%
23 to 27 Avg + 66%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 55%-66%
17 to 20 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 17 Low <44%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Goshen College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Goshen College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Goshen College accepts 66% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Goshen College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 775 473 1,248
Accepted 498 326 824
Acceptance Rate 64% 69% 66%
Enrolled 117 83 200
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150668 IPEDS survey data for Goshen College.

Frequently Asked Questions

80% of students submit their SAT scores to Goshen College. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Goshen College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1210. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.