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Goshen College Admission Requirements

Goshen, Indiana

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Chances of getting into Goshen College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63%
Admission Difficulty for Goshen College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Goshen College and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 827 out of 1,313 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 51 percent. Goshen College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Goshen College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Goshen College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1206
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 603
SAT Math 75th 603
SAT Composite 75th 1206
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Goshen College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Goshen College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1206 and Above Good >74%
1108 to 1206 Avg + 63%-74%
1010 to 1108 Avg - 50%-63%
912 to 1010 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 912 Low <37%
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Goshen College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Goshen College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Goshen College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >74%
25 to 29 Avg + 63%-74%
21 to 25 Avg - 50%-63%
17 to 21 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 17 Low <37%
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Goshen College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Goshen College?

Applicants require 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 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Goshen College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 37% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

54% of Goshen College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Goshen College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Goshen College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 837 476 1,313
Accepted 529 298 827
Acceptance Rate 63% 63% 63%
Enrolled 99 61 160
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 20% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
216

Applicants have 216 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

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

FAQs

Does Goshen College prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Goshen College?

63% 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.

What SAT score is required for Goshen College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1206. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Goshen College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.