|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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How hard is it to get into SC and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 637 out of 1,596 applicants were admitted making SC a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Sterling College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||530|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1050|
|Average SAT Score||990|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Sterling College?
Sterling College typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1050 and Above||Good||>53%|
|985 to 1050||Avg +||40%-53%|
|920 to 985||Avg -||28%-40%|
|855 to 920||Reach||19%-28%|
|Less than 855||Low||<19%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SC?
Admission data indicates that SC 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 #16 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sterling College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>56%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||40%-56%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||30%-40%|
|16 to 18||Reach||22%-30%|
|Less than 16||Low||<22%|
What GPA do you need to get into Sterling College?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into SC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sterling College was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Kansas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to SC will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||22%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||9%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
63% of Sterling College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||12%|
|Top 25% of class||29%|
|Top 50% of class||63%|
|Bottom 50% of class||37%|
|Bottom 25% of class||14%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||28%||20%||22%|
Applicants have 134 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Sterling College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155937 IPEDS survey data for Sterling College.
22% of students submit their SAT scores to SC. 73% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
40% of those who apply are granted admission to SC. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1050. 22% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 73% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.