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Helena, Montana

Carroll College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Carroll College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.3%
Admission Difficulty for Carroll College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Carroll College and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Montana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,122 out of 2,709 applicants were admitted making Carroll College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Carroll College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Carroll College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1270
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 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Carroll College typically requires 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 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. 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

Carroll College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >86%
1170 to 1270 Avg + 78%-86%
1070 to 1170 Avg - 68%-78%
970 to 1070 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 970 Low <55%
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Carroll College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
61%
ACT Scores for Carroll College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Carroll College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Carroll College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >86%
25 to 28 Avg + 78%-86%
22 to 25 Avg - 68%-78%
19 to 22 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 19 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 grades are above the average 3.54 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Carroll College accepts 78% of all applicants.

 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Carroll College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,646 1,063 2,709
Accepted 1,293 829 2,122
Acceptance Rate 79% 78% 78%
Enrolled 143 111 254
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
102

Applicants have 102 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.

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

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

Admission Requirements

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

Carroll College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Carroll College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1270. 45% 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 22 and 28. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.