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Goshen, Indiana

Goshen College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Goshen College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.9%
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 64% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 773 out of 1,210 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 52 percent. Goshen College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Goshen College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
76%
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1180

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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 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 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

Goshen College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >75%
1180 to 1300 Avg + 64%-75%
1060 to 1180 Avg - 51%-64%
940 to 1060 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 940 Low <38%
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Goshen College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 31 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
28 and Above Good >76%
23 to 28 Avg + 64%-76%
19 to 23 Avg - 53%-64%
15 to 19 Reach 41%-53%
Less than 15 Low <41%
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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 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Goshen College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Goshen College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 733 473 1,210
Accepted 482 289 773
Acceptance Rate 66% 61% 64%
Enrolled 131 84 216
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 29% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
285

Applicants have 285 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Goshen College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

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.