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Chances of getting into Spalding University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.3%
Admission Difficulty for Spalding University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Spalding and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 675 out of 851 applicants were admitted making Spalding 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 71 percent. Spalding University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Spalding University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 10% of students submit SAT scores and 90% submit ACT scores.

Spalding SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
10%
SAT Scores for Spalding University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Spalding University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Spalding University typically prefers 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Spalding University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >86%
1040 to 1150 Avg + 79%-86%
930 to 1040 Avg - 69%-79%
820 to 930 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 820 Low <57%
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Spalding ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Spalding University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Spalding University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Spalding 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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Spalding University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Spalding University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >88%
19 to 22 Avg + 79%-88%
17 to 19 Avg - 71%-79%
15 to 17 Reach 62%-71%
Less than 15 Low <62%
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Spalding GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Spalding University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Spalding. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Spalding University was 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.22 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Spalding accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Spalding University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Spalding University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 582 268 851
Accepted 466 209 675
Acceptance Rate 80% 78% 79%
Enrolled 74 65 139
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 31% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
13

Applicants have 13 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Spalding University is $0.

Admission Requirements

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

Spalding University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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 Spalding University
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=157757 IPEDS survey data for Spalding University.

FAQs

Does Spalding University prefer SAT or ACT?

10% of students submit their SAT scores to Spalding. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Spalding University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Spalding. 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 Spalding University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1150. 10% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Spalding University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.