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Keene, New Hampshire

KSC Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Keene State College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.7%
Admission Difficulty for Keene State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into KSC and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,613 out of 5,580 applicants were admitted making Keene State College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. Keene State College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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KSC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for Keene State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Keene State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

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

Keene State College typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in New Hampshire for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 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

Keene State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >89%
1110 to 1210 Avg + 83%-89%
1010 to 1110 Avg - 74%-83%
910 to 1010 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 910 Low <63%
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KSC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
10%
ACT Scores for Keene State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Keene State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that KSC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in New Hampshire for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Keene State College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Keene State College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >89%
21 to 24 Avg + 83%-89%
18 to 21 Avg - 74%-83%
15 to 18 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 15 Low <63%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.23*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Keene State College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Keene State College was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in New Hampshire for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.23 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as KSC accepts 83% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Keene State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,265 2,315 5,580
Accepted 2,768 1,845 4,613
Acceptance Rate 85% 80% 83%
Enrolled 533 398 931
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 20%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
167

Applicants have 167 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2020.

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

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Keene State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=183062 IPEDS survey data for Keene State College.