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JCU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into John Carroll University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85%
Admission Difficulty for John Carroll University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into JCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,265 out of 3,840 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 moderate 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 23% 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
1080-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
35%
SAT Scores for John Carroll University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for John Carroll University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1150

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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 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. 35 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
1210 and Above Good >91%
1145 to 1210 Avg + 85%-91%
1080 to 1145 Avg - 77%-85%
1015 to 1080 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 1015 Low <66%
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JCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
83%
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 28
ACT Math 75th 27
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 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 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 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
27 and Above Good >91%
24 to 27 Avg + 85%-91%
22 to 24 Avg - 79%-85%
20 to 22 Reach 71%-79%
Less than 20 Low <71%
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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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as JCU accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted John Carroll University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 1,842 1,998 3,840
Accepted 1,622 1,643 3,265
Acceptance Rate 88% 82% 85%
Enrolled 364 389 753
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

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.