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Chances of getting into John Carroll University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86.3%
Admission Difficulty for John Carroll University
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Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into JCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #63 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,265 out of 3,782 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 41 percent. John Carroll University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. John Carroll 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.

JCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
44%
SAT Scores for John Carroll University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for John Carroll University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

John Carroll University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

John Carroll University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >91%
1180 to 1280 Avg + 86%-91%
1080 to 1180 Avg - 78%-86%
980 to 1080 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 980 Low <68%
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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 21
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

John Carroll University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >91%
25 to 28 Avg + 86%-91%
22 to 25 Avg - 78%-86%
19 to 22 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 19 Low <68%
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JCU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into John Carroll University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into JCU. 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 86% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

John Carroll University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,834 1,948 3,782
Accepted 1,596 1,669 3,265
Acceptance Rate 87% 86% 86%
Enrolled 333 392 725
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
133

Applicants have 133 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to John Carroll University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to John Carroll University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

John Carroll University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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.

FAQs

Does John Carroll University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into John Carroll University?

86% 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.

What SAT score is required for John Carroll University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1280. 44% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for John Carroll University?

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.