Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Kalamazoo College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Kalamazoo College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Kalamazoo College and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,520 out of 3,434 applicants were admitted making Kalamazoo College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Kalamazoo College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Kalamazoo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1250
SAT Scores for Kalamazoo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1340

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Kalamazoo College typically requires applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 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 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. 39 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

Kalamazoo College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >82%
1340 to 1430 Avg + 73%-82%
1250 to 1340 Avg - 61%-73%
1160 to 1250 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1160 Low <48%
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Kalamazoo College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Kalamazoo College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Kalamazoo College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Kalamazoo College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kalamazoo College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kalamazoo College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >82%
28 to 30 Avg + 73%-82%
26 to 28 Avg - 61%-73%
24 to 26 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 24 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Kalamazoo College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Kalamazoo College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,912 1,522 3,434
Accepted 1,438 1,082 2,520
Acceptance Rate 75% 71% 73%
Enrolled 261 188 449
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 17% 18%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kalamazoo 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=170532 IPEDS survey data for Kalamazoo College.