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Goshen College Admission Requirements

Goshen, Indiana

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Your chances of getting into Goshen College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Goshen College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Goshen College is 92.8%.  Its admission rate is the 39th lowest in Indiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Goshen College and can you get accepted?

Goshen College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 909 out of the 979 who applied were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 50 percent on standardized admission tests. Goshen College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Goshen College?

93% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Goshen College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.42 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 26 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Goshen College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Goshen College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Goshen College are to have around a 3.42 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Goshen College accepts 93% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Goshen College is 3.42 on the 4.0 scale. 20% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #24 in Indiana for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Goshen College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Goshen College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 25.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 9.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Goshen College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Goshen College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 37% of students submitted SAT scores and 12% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 490
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 990
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 640
Math 75th Percentile 630
Composite 75th Percentile 1270
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Goshen College is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 990-1270. Students who get into Goshen College score in the top 62 percent of all SAT test takers..  Goshen College ranks #16 in the state of Indiana for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Goshen College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 990, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Goshen College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1130 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1130, you have around a 93% chance of being admitted. A 1270 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 96% chance of getting in.

Goshen College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1270 and Above Good >96%
1130 to 1270 Avg + 93%-96%
990 to 1130 Avg - 87%-93%
850 to 990 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 850 Low <79%
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Goshen College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 34
Math 75th Percentile 29
Composite 75th Percentile 31
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Goshen College is 26, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 31.  The school ranks #10 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 26. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Goshen College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Goshen College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Goshen College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 26 score has around 93% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 96% with a 31 ACT score.

Goshen College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >96%
26 to 31 Avg + 93%-96%
22 to 26 Avg - 88%-93%
18 to 22 Reach 81%-88%
Less than 18 Low <81%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Goshen College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 615 364 979
Accepted 573 336 909
Acceptance Rate 93% 92% 93%
Enrolled 111 72 183
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 272 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Goshen College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Goshen College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.42 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1130 and ACT of 26 will almost guarantee your admission.

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


Does Goshen College prefer SAT or ACT?

37% of students submit their SAT scores to Goshen College. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Goshen College?

93% of those who apply are granted admission to Goshen College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult 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 990 and 1270. The average SAT score is 1130. 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 22 and 31. The average ACT score is 26. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.