Chances of getting into East Central University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
48%
Admission Difficulty for East Central University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into ECU and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate. Last year, 887 out of 1,847 applicants were admitted making ECU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. East Central University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 53% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by East Central University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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ECU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for East Central University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for East Central University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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

East Central University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. 4 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

East Central University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >61%
1125 to 1230 Avg + 48%-61%
1020 to 1125 Avg - 35%-48%
915 to 1020 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 915 Low <24%
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ECU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
76%
ACT Scores for East Central University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for East Central University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that ECU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to East Central University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

East Central University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >64%
20 to 23 Avg + 48%-64%
18 to 20 Avg - 38%-48%
16 to 18 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 16 Low <28%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into East Central University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at East Central University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to ECU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted East Central University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

77% of East Central University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted East Central University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

East Central University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,009 838 1,847
Accepted 500 387 887
Acceptance Rate 50% 46% 48%
Enrolled 258 212 470
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 52% 55% 53%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to East Central University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

East Central University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at East Central 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=207041 IPEDS survey data for East Central University.