Chances of getting into College for Creative Studies

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49%
Admission Difficulty for College for Creative Studies
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into CCS and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 777 out of 1,586 applicants were admitted making CCS a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. College for Creative Studies typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Sponsored by Cappex

Find out which students are getting accepted at CCS, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

Calculate My Chances

CCS SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
36%
SAT Scores for College for Creative Studies
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for College for Creative Studies
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. 36 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

College for Creative Studies admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >62%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 49%-62%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 36%-49%
940 to 1050 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 940 Low <25%
Calculate My Chances Ad

CCS ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
76%
ACT Scores for College for Creative Studies
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for College for Creative Studies
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College for Creative Studies.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

College for Creative Studies admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >62%
24 to 27 Avg + 49%-62%
21 to 24 Avg - 36%-49%
18 to 21 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 18 Low <25%
Calculate My Chances Ad

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.16
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

Admission Statistics

College for Creative Studies admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 994 592 1,586
Accepted 515 262 777
Acceptance Rate 52% 44% 49%
Enrolled 165 98 263
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 37% 34%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
202

Applicants have 202 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to CCS before the Jul 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

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

College for Creative Studies Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at College for Creative Studies
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=169442 IPEDS survey data for College for Creative Studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

36% of students submit their SAT scores to CCS. 76% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

49% of those who apply are granted admission to CCS. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1270. 36% 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 21 and 27. 76% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.