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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CHC Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Chestnut Hill College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
95.7%
Admission Difficulty for Chestnut Hill College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into CHC and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #125 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,231 out of 1,286 applicants were admitted making Chestnut Hill College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Chestnut Hill College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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CHC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Chestnut Hill College?

Chestnut Hill College typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #67 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 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

Chestnut Hill College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >98%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 96%-98%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 93%-96%
950 to 1040 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 950 Low <89%
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CHC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that CHC 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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #68 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Chestnut Hill College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Chestnut Hill College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >98%
21 to 23 Avg + 96%-98%
20 to 21 Avg - 94%-96%
19 to 20 Reach 92%-94%
Less than 19 Low <92%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.24
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Chestnut Hill College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Chestnut Hill College was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #55 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CHC accepts 96% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Chestnut Hill College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

65% of Chestnut Hill College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Chestnut Hill College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 65%
Bottom 50% of class 35%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

Chestnut Hill College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 774 512 1,286
Accepted 745 486 1,231
Acceptance Rate 96% 95% 96%
Enrolled 100 107 207
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 22% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Chestnut Hill College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Chestnut Hill College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Chestnut Hill College
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=211583 IPEDS survey data for Chestnut Hill College.