Chances of getting into Chestnut Hill College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Chestnut Hill College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely 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 #127 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 968 out of 1,008 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 extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 73 percent. Chestnut Hill College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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CHC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1030

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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 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #79 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Chestnut Hill College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >98%
1030 to 1120 Avg + 96%-98%
940 to 1030 Avg - 93%-96%
850 to 940 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 850 Low <89%
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CHC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #85 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 9 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
20 and Above Good >98%
18 to 20 Avg + 96%-98%
16 to 18 Avg - 93%-96%
14 to 16 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 14 Low <89%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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 #70 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.

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Admission Statistics

Chestnut Hill College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 586 422 1,008
Accepted 566 402 968
Acceptance Rate 97% 95% 96%
Enrolled 72 92 164
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 23% 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 IPEDS survey data for Chestnut Hill College.

Frequently Asked Questions

78% of students submit their SAT scores to CHC. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

96% of those who apply are granted admission to CHC. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. 78% 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 16 and 20. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.