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Newberry College Admission Requirements

Newberry, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into Newberry College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
57%
Admission Difficulty for Newberry College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Newberry College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Newberry College is 57%.  It ranks #7 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Newberry College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,224 out of 2,163 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 80 percent (SAT 890/1100 ACT 15/21). Newberry College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.57. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Newberry College application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Newberry College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 62% of students submitted SAT scores and 73% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Newberry College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
890-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT 
62%
SAT Scores for Newberry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Newberry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Newberry College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 780. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. Newberry College ranks #23 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 62 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Newberry College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1100 and Above Good >72%
995 to 1100 Avg + 57%-72%
890 to 995 Avg - 41%-57%
785 to 890 Reach 27%-41%
Less than 785 Low <27%
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Newberry College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
15-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
73%
ACT Scores for Newberry College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Newberry College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Newberry College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Newberry College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Newberry College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >72%
18 to 21 Avg + 57%-72%
15 to 18 Avg - 41%-57%
12 to 15 Reach 27%-41%
Less than 12 Low <27%
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Newberry College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.57
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Newberry College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Newberry College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Newberry College was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Newberry College accepts 57% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Newberry College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 27.8% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.1% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 13.4% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.1% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.1% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.2% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.3% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

58% of Newberry College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Newberry College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 20%
Top 50% of class 58%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Newberry College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,136 1,027 2,163
Accepted 624 600 1,224
Acceptance Rate 55% 58% 57%
Enrolled 121 188 309
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 31% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
93

Applicants have 93 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Newberry College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218414 IPEDS survey data for Newberry College.

FAQs

Does Newberry College prefer SAT or ACT?

62% of students submit their SAT scores to Newberry College. 73% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Newberry College?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Newberry College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Newberry College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1100. 62% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Newberry College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 21. 73% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.