Chances of getting into John Carroll University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.3%
Admission Difficulty for John Carroll University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into JCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #59 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,336 out of 4,007 applicants were admitted making John Carroll University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. John Carroll University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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JCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
44%
SAT Scores for John Carroll University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for John Carroll University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1190

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

John Carroll University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 44 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

John Carroll University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >89%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 83%-89%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 74%-83%
990 to 1090 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 990 Low <63%
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JCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
79%
ACT Scores for John Carroll University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for John Carroll University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that JCU 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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 79 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to John Carroll University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

John Carroll University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >89%
25 to 28 Avg + 83%-89%
22 to 25 Avg - 74%-83%
19 to 22 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 19 Low <63%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into John Carroll University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at John Carroll University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as JCU accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted John Carroll University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

51% of John Carroll University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted John Carroll University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

John Carroll University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,894 2,113 4,007
Accepted 1,615 1,721 3,336
Acceptance Rate 85% 81% 83%
Enrolled 373 471 844
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 25%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
3

Applicants have 3 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

John Carroll 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 Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at John Carroll University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=203368 IPEDS survey data for John Carroll University.

Frequently Asked Questions

44% of students submit their SAT scores to JCU. 79% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

83% of those who apply are granted admission to JCU. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1290. 44% 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 28. 79% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.