SC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Sterling College
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into SC and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 923 out of 1,759 applicants were admitted making SC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Sterling College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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SC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT25%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Sterling College?
Sterling College typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 25 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1140 and Above||Good||>65%|
|1060 to 1140||Avg +||52%-65%|
|980 to 1060||Avg -||39%-52%|
|900 to 980||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 900||Low||<27%|
SC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT69%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||20|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 69 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sterling College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>65%|
|20 to 22||Avg +||52%-65%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||39%-52%|
|16 to 18||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 16||Low||<27%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Sterling College. 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SC accepts 52% of students who apply.
|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|
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)||29%||22%||24%|
What are the requirements for admission to Sterling College and what considerations affect 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
25% of students submit their SAT scores to SC. 69% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
52% 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 980 and 1140. 25% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.