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Catawba College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

42.4%
Admission Difficulty for Catawba College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Catawba College? The school has a 42% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,325 out of 3,125 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 60 percent. Catawba College typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1010-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Catawba College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Catawba College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Estimated Average SAT 1090
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Catawba College?

Catawba 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. 57 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

Catawba College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >55%
1090 to 1170 Avg + 42%-55%
1010 to 1090 Avg - 30%-42%
930 to 1010 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 930 Low <20%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Catawba College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Catawba College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Estimated Average ACT 20
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 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 16 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. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Catawba College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Catawba College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >58%
20 to 23 Avg + 42%-58%
18 to 20 Avg - 32%-42%
16 to 18 Reach 24%-32%
Less than 16 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
2.36
Typical High School Grades
C+

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

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Catawba College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ N/A% Good
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

High School Class Rank

61% of Catawba College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Catawba College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Catawba College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,535 1,590 3,125
Accepted 661 664 1,325
Acceptance Rate 43% 42% 42%
Enrolled 169 166 335
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 25% 25%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Catawba 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=198215 IPEDS survey data for Catawba College.