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Converse College Admission Requirements

Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Your chances of getting into Converse College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

55.6%
Admission Difficulty for Converse College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Converse College is 55.6%.  Its admission rate is the 7th lowest in South Carolina.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Converse College and can you get accepted?

Converse College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,621 out of the 2,917 who applied were admitted.

Converse College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.89. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Converse College?

56% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Converse College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.89 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Converse College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.89

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Converse College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Converse College are to have around a 3.89 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Converse College accepts 56% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Converse College is 3.89 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #4 in South Carolina for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Converse College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.9 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Converse College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Converse College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 31% of students submitted SAT scores and 16% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1020-1235

Applicants Submitting SAT 

31%
SAT Scores for Converse College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 515
Math 25th Percentile 505
Composite 25th Percentile 1020
SAT Scores for Converse College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 640
Math 75th Percentile 595
Composite 75th Percentile 1235
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Converse College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Converse College is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1020-1235. Students who get into Converse College score in the top 57 percent of all SAT test takers..  Converse College ranks #8 in the state of South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Converse College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1020, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 910, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Converse College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1130 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1127, you have around a 56% chance of being admitted. A 1235 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 71% chance of getting in.

Converse College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1235 and Above Good >71%
1127 to 1235 Avg + 56%-71%
1020 to 1127 Avg - 40%-56%
913 to 1020 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 913 Low <26%
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Converse College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

16%
ACT Scores for Converse College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Converse College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Converse College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Converse College is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 26.  The school ranks #8 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Converse College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Converse College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Converse College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 56% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 73% with a 26 ACT score.

Converse College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >73%
23 to 26 Avg + 56%-73%
21 to 23 Avg - 43%-56%
19 to 21 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 19 Low <31%
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High School Class Rank

88% of Converse College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 50% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Converse College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Converse College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,019 881 2,917
Accepted 1,210 403 1,621
Acceptance Rate 60% 46% 56%
Enrolled 168 55 225
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 14% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

9

Applicants have 9 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Converse College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Converse College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Converse College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Converse College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Converse College is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.89 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1130 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1235 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 23 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217961 IPEDS survey data for Converse College.

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does Converse College prefer SAT or ACT?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to Converse College. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Converse College?

56% of those who apply are granted admission to Converse College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Converse College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1235. The average SAT score is 1127. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Converse College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.