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Capital University Admission Requirements

Columbus, Ohio

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Your chances of getting into Capital University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

72.2%
Admission Difficulty for Capital University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Capital University is 72.2%.  Its admission rate is the 28th lowest in Ohio.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Capital University and can you get accepted?

Capital University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 3,153 out of the 4,370 who applied were admitted.

Capital University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. 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 Capital University?

72% 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 Capital University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.63 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1070 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Capital University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.63

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Capital University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Capital University are to have around a 3.63 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Capital University accepts 72% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Capital University is 3.63 on the 4.0 scale. 24% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #18 in Ohio for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Capital University 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 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Capital University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 24.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Capital University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Capital University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 16% of students submitted SAT scores and 64% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

960-1186

Applicants Submitting SAT 

16%
SAT Scores for Capital University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 490
Composite 25th Percentile 960
SAT Scores for Capital University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 593
Math 75th Percentile 593
Composite 75th Percentile 1186
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Capital University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Capital University is 1070 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 960-1186. Students who get into Capital University score in the top 68 percent of all SAT test takers..  Capital University ranks #33 in the state of Ohio for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1070 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Capital University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 960, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Capital University 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 "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1070 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 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 1073, you have around a 72% chance of being admitted. A 1186 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 83% chance of getting in.

Capital University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1186 and Above Good >83%
1073 to 1186 Avg + 72%-83%
960 to 1073 Avg - 58%-72%
847 to 960 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 847 Low <42%
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Capital University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

64%
ACT Scores for Capital University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Capital University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Capital University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Capital University is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 24.  The school ranks #31 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Capital University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Capital University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Capital University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 72% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 83% with a 24 ACT score.

Capital University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >83%
21 to 24 Avg + 72%-83%
18 to 21 Avg - 58%-72%
15 to 18 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 15 Low <42%
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High School Class Rank

77% of Capital University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 45% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Capital University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Capital University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,435 1,935 4,370
Accepted 1,858 1,295 3,153
Acceptance Rate 76% 67% 72%
Enrolled 301 217 518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

May 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Capital University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Capital University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.63 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1070 on the SAT and 21 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Capital University often consider these colleges

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

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does Capital University prefer SAT or ACT?

16% of students submit their SAT scores to Capital University. 64% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Capital University?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Capital University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Capital University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1186. The average SAT score is 1073. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Capital University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.