Private 4 Year

Goshen College Admission Requirements

Goshen, Indiana

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Chances of getting into Goshen College


Acceptance Rate 
Admission Difficulty for Goshen College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Goshen College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Goshen College is 92%.  It ranks #41 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Goshen College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 909 out of 984 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent (SAT 940/1175 ACT 20/28). Goshen College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.43. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Goshen College application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 1.

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. 80% of students submitted SAT scores and 38% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Goshen College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Goshen College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 575
SAT Composite 75th 1175
Average SAT Score 1060

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 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. Goshen College ranks #24 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Goshen College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1175 and Above Good >96%
1057 to 1175 Avg + 92%-96%
940 to 1057 Avg - 86%-92%
823 to 940 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 823 Low <76%
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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
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Goshen College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Goshen College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Goshen College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >96%
24 to 28 Avg + 92%-96%
20 to 24 Avg - 86%-92%
16 to 20 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 16 Low <76%
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Goshen College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Goshen College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Goshen College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Goshen College was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.43 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Goshen College accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Goshen College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 26.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Goshen College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 650 334 984
Accepted 601 308 909
Acceptance Rate 92% 92% 92%
Enrolled 124 76 200
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 25% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

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

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?

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?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to Goshen College. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 940 and 1175. 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 20 and 28. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.