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Columbus, Ohio

Capital University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Capital University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.7%
Admission Difficulty for Capital University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Capital University and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,889 out of 4,208 applicants were admitted making Capital University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Capital University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% 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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Capital University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for Capital University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Capital University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Capital University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 15 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

Capital University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >79%
1230 to 1310 Avg + 69%-79%
1150 to 1230 Avg - 57%-69%
1070 to 1150 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 1070 Low <44%
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Capital University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Capital University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Capital University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Capital University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Capital University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Capital University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >81%
24 to 27 Avg + 69%-81%
22 to 24 Avg - 59%-69%
20 to 22 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 20 Low <49%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Capital University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Capital University was 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 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 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Capital University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

78% 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 16%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

Capital University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,384 1,824 4,208
Accepted 1,734 1,155 2,889
Acceptance Rate 73% 63% 69%
Enrolled 354 241 595
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
140

Applicants have 140 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Capital University before the May 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Capital University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Capital University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

15% of students submit their SAT scores to Capital University. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Capital University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1310. 15% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.