JCSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Johnson C Smith University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into JCSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,536 out of 6,657 applicants were admitted making JCSU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 86 percent. Johnson C Smith University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 13% 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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JCSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT67%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||420|
|SAT Math 25th||420|
|SAT Composite 25th||840|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||530|
|SAT Math 75th||510|
|SAT Composite 75th||1040|
|Average SAT Score||940|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Johnson C Smith University?
Johnson C Smith University typically requires applicants to be in the top 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 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 740. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 out of 1600. The school ranks #45 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1040 and Above||Good||>51%|
|940 to 1040||Avg +||38%-51%|
|840 to 940||Avg -||26%-38%|
|740 to 840||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 740||Low||<17%|
JCSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT54%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||11|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||14|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||20|
|ACT Math 75th||17|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||16|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into JCSU?
Admission data indicates that JCSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #43 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Johnson C Smith University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|19 and Above||Good||>54%|
|16 to 19||Avg +||38%-54%|
|14 to 16||Avg -||29%-38%|
|12 to 14||Reach||21%-29%|
|Less than 12||Low||<21%|
Avg. High School GPA2.97
Typical High School GradesB-
You can get into Johnson C Smith University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Johnson C Smith University was 2.97 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #44 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to JCSU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||8%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||10%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||35%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||16%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||4%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
55% of Johnson C Smith University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||8%|
|Top 25% of class||25%|
|Top 50% of class||55%|
|Bottom 50% of class||45%|
|Bottom 25% of class||12%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||15%||13%|
What are the requirements for admission to Johnson C Smith University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198756 IPEDS survey data for Johnson C Smith University.