CCS Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into College for Creative Studies
How hard is it to get into CCS and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 820 out of 1,945 applicants were admitted making CCS a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. College for Creative Studies typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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CCS SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT81%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College for Creative Studies?
College for Creative Studies typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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|
|1190 and Above||Good||>55%|
|1075 to 1190||Avg +||42%-55%|
|960 to 1075||Avg -||30%-42%|
|845 to 960||Reach||20%-30%|
|Less than 845||Low||<20%|
CCS ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT19%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CCS?
Admission data indicates that CCS regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College for Creative Studies.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>55%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||42%-55%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||30%-42%|
|18 to 21||Reach||20%-30%|
|Less than 18||Low||<20%|
Avg. High School GPA3.16
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into College for Creative Studies. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at College for Creative Studies was 3.16 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in Michigan for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to CCS will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||38%||31%|
What are the requirements for admission to College for Creative Studies and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169442 IPEDS survey data for College for Creative Studies.
Frequently Asked Questions
81% of students submit their SAT scores to CCS. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
42% of those who apply are granted admission to CCS. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1190. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.