Chances of getting into Spalding University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59%
Admission Difficulty for Spalding University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Spalding and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 551 out of 934 applicants were admitted making Spalding a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Spalding University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Spalding SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
10%
SAT Scores for Spalding University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Spalding University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1130

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

Spalding University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 10 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Spalding University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >71%
1125 to 1190 Avg + 59%-71%
1060 to 1125 Avg - 46%-59%
995 to 1060 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 995 Low <33%
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Spalding ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Spalding University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Spalding University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
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 Spalding?

Admission data indicates that Spalding 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 #23 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Spalding University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >73%
20 to 23 Avg + 59%-73%
18 to 20 Avg - 48%-59%
16 to 18 Reach 38%-48%
Less than 16 Low <38%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Spalding University. 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Spalding accepts 59% of students who apply.

 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

Admission Statistics

Spalding University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 629 305 934
Accepted 358 183 551
Acceptance Rate 57% 60% 59%
Enrolled 108 63 171
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 34% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Spalding University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Spalding University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

59% of those who apply are granted admission to Spalding. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1190. 10% 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. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.