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Private 4 Year

Capitol College Admission Requirements

Laurel, Maryland

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Chances of getting into Capitol College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.4%
Admission Difficulty for Capitol College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Capitol College and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 291 out of 349 applicants were admitted making Capitol College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Capitol College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Capitol College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capitol College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Capitol College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Capitol College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Capitol College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Capitol College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >89%
1125 to 1230 Avg + 83%-89%
1020 to 1125 Avg - 74%-83%
915 to 1020 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 915 Low <63%
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Capitol College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
2%
ACT Scores for Capitol College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Capitol College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Capitol College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Capitol College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Capitol College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >89%
22 to 25 Avg + 83%-89%
19 to 22 Avg - 74%-83%
16 to 19 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 16 Low <63%
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Capitol College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Capitol College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Capitol College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Capitol College was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.26 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Capitol College accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.26 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Capitol College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 74 275 349
Accepted 61 230 291
Acceptance Rate 82% 84% 83%
Enrolled 19 58 77
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 25% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
96

Applicants have 96 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Capitol College is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Capitol College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Capitol College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Capitol 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=162061 IPEDS survey data for Capitol College.

FAQs

Does Capitol College prefer SAT or ACT?

60% of students submit their SAT scores to Capitol College. 2% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Capitol College?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Capitol College. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Capitol College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1230. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Capitol College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 2% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.