|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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How hard is it to get into Catawba College and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,651 out of 3,335 applicants were admitted making Catawba College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 71 percent. Catawba College typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Catawba College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||930|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Catawba College?
Catawba College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1120 and Above||Good||>63%|
|1025 to 1120||Avg +||50%-63%|
|930 to 1025||Avg -||37%-50%|
|835 to 930||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 835||Low||<26%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Catawba College?
Admission data indicates that Catawba 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Catawba College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>63%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||50%-63%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||37%-50%|
|14 to 17||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 14||Low||<26%|
What GPA do you need to get into Catawba College?
The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Catawba College was 2.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #52 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Catawba College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||N/A%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||N/A%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||6%||Good|
|2.75 to 3.00||31%||Good|
|2.50 to 2.75||42%||Avg +|
|2.25 to 2.50||22%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
61% of Catawba College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||11%|
|Top 25% of class||22%|
|Top 50% of class||39%|
|Bottom 50% of class||61%|
|Bottom 25% of class||47%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||21%||21%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Catawba College is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Catawba College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198215 IPEDS survey data for Catawba College.
57% of students submit their SAT scores to Catawba College. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
50% of those who apply are granted admission to Catawba College. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1120. 57% 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 17 and 23. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.