Chances of getting into College for Creative Studies

College for Creative Studies

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.2%
Admission Difficulty for College for Creative Studies
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for College for Creative Studies
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for College for Creative Studies
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1080

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

College for Creative Studies admission chances by SAT score
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%
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CCS ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for College for Creative Studies
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for College for Creative Studies
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.

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 >55%
24 to 27 Avg + 42%-55%
21 to 24 Avg - 30%-42%
18 to 21 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 18 Low <20%
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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.

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Admission Statistics

College for Creative Studies admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,251 694 1,945
Accepted 551 269 820
Acceptance Rate 44% 39% 42%
Enrolled 151 103 254
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 38% 31%

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

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.