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Montreat College Admission Requirements

Montreat, North Carolina

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Your chances of getting into Montreat College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

90.2%
Admission Difficulty for Montreat College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Montreat College is 90.2%.  Its admission rate is the 50th lowest in North Carolina.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Montreat College and can you get accepted?

Montreat College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,322 out of the 1,465 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 49 percent on standardized admission tests. Montreat College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.07. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Montreat College?

90% 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 Montreat College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.07 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Montreat College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.07

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Montreat College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Montreat College are to have around a 3.07 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.07 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Montreat College accepts 90% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Montreat College is 3.07 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #42 in North Carolina for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Montreat 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 3.1 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Montreat College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Montreat College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 15% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1030-1220

Applicants Submitting SAT 

15%
SAT Scores for Montreat College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1030
SAT Scores for Montreat College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Montreat College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Montreat College is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1030-1220. Students who get into Montreat College score in the top 55 percent of all SAT test takers..  Montreat College ranks #20 in the state of North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Montreat College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1030, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 930, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Montreat 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 1130 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 1125, you have around a 90% chance of being admitted. A 1220 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 94% chance of getting in.

Montreat College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >94%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 90%-94%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 83%-90%
935 to 1030 Reach 71%-83%
Less than 935 Low <71%
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Montreat College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

15%
ACT Scores for Montreat College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Montreat College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Montreat College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Montreat College is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 28.  The school ranks #12 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Montreat College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Montreat 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 Montreat College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 90% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 95% with a 28 ACT score.

Montreat College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >95%
24 to 28 Avg + 90%-95%
21 to 24 Avg - 84%-90%
18 to 21 Reach 75%-84%
Less than 18 Low <75%
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High School Class Rank

60% of Montreat College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 26% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Montreat College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 60%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Montreat College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 848 617 1,465
Accepted 788 534 1,322
Acceptance Rate 93% 87% 90%
Enrolled 89 123 212
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 23% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Montreat College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Montreat College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.07 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1130 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Montreat College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199032 IPEDS survey data for Montreat College.

FAQs

Does Montreat College prefer SAT or ACT?

15% of students submit their SAT scores to Montreat College. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Montreat College?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to Montreat College. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Montreat College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. The average SAT score is 1125. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Montreat College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.