Chances of getting into Sterling College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
40.5%
Admission Difficulty for Sterling College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into SC and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 643 out of 1,587 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 71 percent. Sterling College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for Sterling College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Sterling College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Average SAT Score 1000

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

Sterling College 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 22 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sterling College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >54%
1000 to 1070 Avg + 41%-54%
930 to 1000 Avg - 29%-41%
860 to 930 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 860 Low <19%
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SC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
73%
ACT Scores for Sterling College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Sterling College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
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 SC?

Admission data indicates that SC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #18 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sterling College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >54%
20 to 23 Avg + 41%-54%
17 to 20 Avg - 29%-41%
14 to 17 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 14 Low <19%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to SC will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

Sterling College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 454 1,133 1,587
Accepted 202 441 643
Acceptance Rate 44% 39% 41%
Enrolled 64 92 156
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 21% 24%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sterling College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Sterling College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Sterling 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=155937 IPEDS survey data for Sterling College.

Frequently Asked Questions

22% of students submit their SAT scores to SC. 73% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

41% 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 930 and 1070. 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 17 and 23. 73% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.