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Elmira, New York

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Chances of getting into Elmira College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
83%
Admission Difficulty for Elmira College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into EC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at EC is 83%.  It ranks #124 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Elmira College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,409 out of 1,695 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 890/1302 ACT 17/27). Elmira College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.22. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The EC application fee is $0 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

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

EC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
890-1302
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Elmira College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 446
SAT Math 25th 444
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Elmira College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 652
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1302
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Elmira College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 680. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. EC ranks #59 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elmira College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1302 and Above Good >90%
1096 to 1302 Avg + 83%-90%
890 to 1096 Avg - 72%-83%
684 to 890 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 684 Low <57%
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EC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Elmira College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Elmira College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that EC 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 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #62 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elmira College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Elmira College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >90%
22 to 27 Avg + 83%-90%
17 to 22 Avg - 72%-83%
12 to 17 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 12 Low <57%
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EC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.22
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Elmira College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into EC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elmira College was 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #79 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.22 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as EC accepts 83% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

69% of Elmira College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Elmira College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 69%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Elmira College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,132 563 1,695
Accepted 956 453 1,409
Acceptance Rate 84% 80% 83%
Enrolled 118 45 163
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 10% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
155

Applicants have 155 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Elmira 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=190983 IPEDS survey data for Elmira College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Elmira College?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to EC. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Elmira College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1302. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Elmira College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 27. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.