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Clarke University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Clarke University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.5%
Admission Difficulty for Clarke University
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Admission StandardsExtremely 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 82% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,073 out of 1,301 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 extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Clarke University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% 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
930-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
40%
SAT Scores for Clarke University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Clarke University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Clarke University typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Clarke University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >89%
1015 to 1100 Avg + 82%-89%
930 to 1015 Avg - 73%-82%
845 to 930 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 845 Low <61%
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Clarke University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
68%
ACT Scores for Clarke University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Clarke University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 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 2018 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 >89%
21 to 23 Avg + 82%-89%
19 to 21 Avg - 73%-82%
17 to 19 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 17 Low <61%
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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 82% 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

Applying

Admission Statistics

Clarke University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 629 672 1,301
Accepted 528 545 1,073
Acceptance Rate 84% 81% 82%
Enrolled 105 92 197
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 17% 18%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
218

Applicants have 218 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?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Clarke University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely 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 930 and 1100. 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 19 and 23. 68% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.