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Your chances of getting into The King's College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

43.8%
Admission Difficulty for The King's College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The King's College is 43.8%.  Its admission rate is the 21st lowest in New York and the 161st lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into The King's College and can you get accepted?

The King's College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 443 out of the 1,011 who applied were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 30 percent on standardized admission tests. The King's College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.73. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into The King's College?

44% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to The King's College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.73 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1270 on the SAT
  • Score 27 on the ACT

The King's College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.73

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into The King's College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into The King's College are to have around a 3.73 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

Even with a competitive GPA, admission to The King's College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at The King's College is 3.73 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #21 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since The King's College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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The King's College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to The King's College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 29% of students submitted SAT scores and 18% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1140-1390

Applicants Submitting SAT 

29%
SAT Scores for The King's College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 590
Math 25th Percentile 550
Composite 25th Percentile 1140
SAT Scores for The King's College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 700
Math 75th Percentile 690
Composite 75th Percentile 1390
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to The King's College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at The King's College is 1270 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1140-1390. Students who get into The King's College score in the top 34 percent of all SAT test takers..  The King's College ranks #32 in the state of New York and #196 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1270 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. The King's College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1140, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1010, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

The King's College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1270 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1265, you have around a 44% chance of being admitted. A 1390 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 60% chance of getting in.

The King's College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1390 and Above Good >60%
1265 to 1390 Avg + 44%-60%
1140 to 1265 Avg - 29%-44%
1015 to 1140 Reach 18%-29%
Less than 1015 Low <18%
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The King's College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

24-30 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

18%
ACT Scores for The King's College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 24
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 24
ACT Scores for The King's College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 35
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into The King's College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to The King's College is 27, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 24 and 30.  The school ranks #46 in New York for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 27. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 24 and score in the score in the top 27 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 21.

18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The King's College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as The King's College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into The King's College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 27 score has around 44% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 60% with a 30 ACT score.

The King's College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >60%
27 to 30 Avg + 44%-60%
24 to 27 Avg - 29%-44%
21 to 24 Reach 18%-29%
Less than 21 Low <18%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

The King's College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 662 349 1,011
Accepted 307 136 443
Acceptance Rate 46% 39% 44%
Enrolled 36 21 57
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 15% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The King's College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The King's College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

The King's 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 Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The King's College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because The King's College is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.73 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1270 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1390 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 27 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to The King's College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=454184 IPEDS survey data for The King's College.

FAQs

Does The King's College prefer SAT or ACT?

29% of students submit their SAT scores to The King's College. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into The King's College?

44% of those who apply are granted admission to The King's College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The King's College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1390. The average SAT score is 1265. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The King's College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. The average ACT score is 27. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.