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Capital University Admission Requirements

Columbus, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Capital University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.1%
Admission Difficulty for Capital University
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Capital University and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,457 out of 4,794 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 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.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Capital University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capital University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
14%
SAT Scores for Capital University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Capital University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Capital University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Capital University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >81%
1120 to 1210 Avg + 72%-81%
1030 to 1120 Avg - 60%-72%
940 to 1030 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 940 Low <47%
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Capital University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Capital University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Capital University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Capital University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Capital University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >81%
23 to 26 Avg + 72%-81%
20 to 23 Avg - 60%-72%
17 to 20 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 17 Low <47%
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Capital University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Capital University?

Applicants require 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 72% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Capital University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,784 2,010 4,794
Accepted 2,150 1,307 3,457
Acceptance Rate 77% 65% 72%
Enrolled 421 302 723
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 23% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

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?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Capital University. Admission competition is low and the college has average 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 1030 and 1210. 14% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 20 and 26. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.