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Chances of getting into Carroll College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.9%
Admission Difficulty for Carroll College
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Carroll College and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Montana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,826 out of 2,650 applicants were admitted making Carroll College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. Carroll College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Carroll College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 45% of students submit SAT scores and 61% submit ACT scores.

Carroll College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
45%
SAT Scores for Carroll College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Carroll College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

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

Carroll College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Montana for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Carroll College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >79%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 69%-79%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 57%-69%
960 to 1070 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 960 Low <44%
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Carroll College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
61%
ACT Scores for Carroll College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Carroll College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Carroll College 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Montana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Carroll College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Carroll College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >81%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-81%
21 to 23 Avg - 59%-69%
19 to 21 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 19 Low <49%
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Carroll College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.54
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Carroll College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Carroll College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Carroll College was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Montana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Carroll College accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Carroll College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

60% of Carroll College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Carroll College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Carroll College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,640 1,010 2,650
Accepted 1,147 679 1,826
Acceptance Rate 70% 67% 69%
Enrolled 198 114 312
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 17% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Carroll College is $0.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Carroll 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=180106 IPEDS survey data for Carroll College.

FAQs

Does Carroll College prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of students submit their SAT scores to Carroll College. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Carroll College?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Carroll College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Carroll College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1290. 45% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Carroll College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.