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Goshen College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

62.5%
Admission Difficulty for Goshen College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Goshen College? The school has a 62% acceptance rate. Last year, 627 out of 1,004 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Goshen College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
950-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1260
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Goshen College typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 795. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1105 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 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
1260 and Above Good >74%
1105 to 1260 Avg + 62%-74%
950 to 1105 Avg - 49%-62%
795 to 950 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 795 Low <36%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 33 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
29 and Above Good >75%
25 to 29 Avg + 62%-75%
22 to 25 Avg - 51%-62%
19 to 22 Reach 40%-51%
Less than 19 Low <40%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Goshen College accepts 62% 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

Admission Statistics

Goshen College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 605 399 1,004
Accepted 392 235 627
Acceptance Rate 65% 59% 62%
Enrolled 114 71 185
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 30% 30%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
229

Applicants have 229 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

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
Mar 9 Mar 22
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20
Apr 13 Apr 23
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

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.