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Newberry College Admission Requirements

Newberry, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Newberry College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.3%
Admission Difficulty for Newberry College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Newberry College and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,502 out of 2,264 applicants were admitted making Newberry College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Newberry College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Newberry College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Newberry College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
62%
SAT Scores for Newberry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Newberry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Newberry College typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Newberry College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >77%
1020 to 1120 Avg + 66%-77%
920 to 1020 Avg - 53%-66%
820 to 920 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 820 Low <40%
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Newberry College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
73%
ACT Scores for Newberry College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Newberry College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
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 Newberry College?

Admission data indicates that Newberry College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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. The school ranks #18 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Newberry College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >77%
20 to 23 Avg + 66%-77%
17 to 20 Avg - 53%-66%
14 to 17 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 14 Low <40%
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Newberry College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.32
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Newberry College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Newberry College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Newberry College was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 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 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Newberry College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

54% 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 8%
Top 25% of class 16%
Top 50% of class 54%
Bottom 50% of class 46%
Bottom 25% of class 14%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Newberry College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 906 1,358 2,264
Accepted 781 721 1,502
Acceptance Rate 86% 53% 66%
Enrolled 142 211 353
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 29% 24%

Admission Requirements

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

Newberry College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
C
Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

L
Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina

P
Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, North Carolina

M
Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, North Carolina

B
Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia

Y
Young Harris College

Young Harris, Georgia

T
Tusculum College

Greeneville, Tennessee

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?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Newberry College. Admission competition is low and the college has very 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 920 and 1120. 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 17 and 23. 73% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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