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Chances of getting into Carroll College


Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Carroll College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Carroll College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Carroll College is 73%.  It ranks #3 in Montana for lowest rate of acceptance. Carroll College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,058 out of 1,449 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent (SAT 1090/1290 ACT 22/27). Carroll College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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 submitted SAT scores and 61% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Carroll College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Carroll College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
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 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Carroll College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. Carroll College ranks #3 in Montana for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >82%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 73%-82%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 61%-73%
990 to 1090 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 990 Low <48%
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Carroll College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Carroll College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Carroll College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
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 Carroll College?

Admission data indicates that Carroll College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 #1 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Carroll College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 73%-84%
22 to 24 Avg - 64%-73%
20 to 22 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 20 Low <54%
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Carroll College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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 3.64 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 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

57% 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 31%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Carroll College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 833 616 1,449
Accepted 619 439 1,058
Acceptance Rate 74% 71% 73%
Enrolled 160 110 270
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 25% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Carroll College Application 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.


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?

73% 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 1090 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 22 and 27. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.