Capital University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Capital University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT15%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|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.
|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%|
Capital University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT94%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.44
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
78% of Capital University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||21%||21%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply140
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Capital University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.