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Clarke University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Clarke University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.9%
Admission Difficulty for Clarke University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Clarke University and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,008 out of 1,074 applicants were admitted making Clarke University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Clarke University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Clarke University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
40%
SAT Scores for Clarke University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Clarke University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1030

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Clarke University?

Clarke University typically requires 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Clarke University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >96%
1030 to 1120 Avg + 94%-96%
940 to 1030 Avg - 90%-94%
850 to 940 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 850 Low <84%
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Clarke University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
68%
ACT Scores for Clarke University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Clarke University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Clarke University?

Admission data indicates that Clarke University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clarke University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Clarke University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >97%
20 to 23 Avg + 94%-97%
18 to 20 Avg - 91%-94%
16 to 18 Reach 87%-91%
Less than 16 Low <87%
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Clarke University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.52
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Clarke University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Clarke University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Clarke University was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Clarke University accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Clarke University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

83% of Clarke University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Clarke University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Clarke University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 426 648 1,074
Accepted 394 614 1,008
Acceptance Rate 92% 95% 94%
Enrolled 65 69 134
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 11% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
117

Applicants have 117 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Clarke University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Clarke University
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=153126 IPEDS survey data for Clarke University.

FAQs

Does Clarke University prefer SAT or ACT?

40% of students submit their SAT scores to Clarke University. 68% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Clarke University?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to Clarke University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Clarke University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. 40% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Clarke University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 68% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.