Private 4 Year

Capital University Admission Requirements

Columbus, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Capital University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Capital University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Capital University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Capital University is 74%.  It ranks #37 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Capital University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,975 out of 4,017 applicants were admitted.

Capital University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Capital University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Capital University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Capital University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Capital University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Capital University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Capital University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Capital University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Capital University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Capital University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Capital University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Capital University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Capital University accepts 74% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Capital University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 26.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

81% of Capital University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Capital University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Capital University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,292 1,725 4,017
Accepted 1,835 1,140 2,975
Acceptance Rate 80% 66% 74%
Enrolled 304 208 512
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Capital University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Capital University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Capital University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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 Capital University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201548 IPEDS survey data for Capital University.


Does Capital University prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Capital University. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Capital University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Capital University. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.