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Caldwell, New Jersey

Caldwell College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Caldwell College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.7%
Admission Difficulty for Caldwell College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Caldwell College and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,552 out of 4,004 applicants were admitted making Caldwell College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Caldwell College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Caldwell College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for Caldwell College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Caldwell College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

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

Caldwell 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in New Jersey 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

Caldwell College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >75%
1115 to 1220 Avg + 64%-75%
1010 to 1115 Avg - 51%-64%
905 to 1010 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 905 Low <38%
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Caldwell College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for Caldwell College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Caldwell College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Caldwell College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Caldwell College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Caldwell College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >77%
19 to 22 Avg + 64%-77%
17 to 19 Avg - 54%-64%
15 to 17 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 15 Low <43%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Caldwell College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Caldwell College was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Caldwell College accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Caldwell College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 7% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Good
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 33% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 19% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

62% of Caldwell College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Caldwell College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 62%
Bottom 50% of class 38%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

Caldwell College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,421 1,583 4,004
Accepted 1,539 1,013 2,552
Acceptance Rate 64% 64% 64%
Enrolled 206 155 361
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%

Admission Requirements

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

Caldwell College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Caldwell 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=183910 IPEDS survey data for Caldwell College.