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Central College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

73.4%
Admission Difficulty for Central College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Central College? The school has a 73% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,863 out of 3,899 applicants were admitted making Central 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 49 percent. Central College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1030-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Central College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Central College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1350
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Central College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. 3 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

Central College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >82%
1190 to 1350 Avg + 73%-82%
1030 to 1190 Avg - 61%-73%
870 to 1030 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 870 Low <48%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Central College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Central College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Central 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 18 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Central College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >84%
23 to 26 Avg + 73%-84%
21 to 23 Avg - 64%-73%
19 to 21 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 19 Low <54%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Central College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Central College was 3.61 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 Central College accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Central College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Central College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,326 1,573 3,899
Accepted 1,726 1,137 2,863
Acceptance Rate 74% 72% 73%
Enrolled 162 161 323
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 14% 11%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
322

Applicants have 322 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Central College before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 6 Oct 19
Nov 3 Nov 16
Dec 1 Dec 14
Mar 9 Mar 22
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 27 Nov 3
Dec 8 Dec 18
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 Central College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Central College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Central College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153108 IPEDS survey data for Central College.