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Newberry, South Carolina

Newberry College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Newberry College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.3%
Admission Difficulty for Newberry College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Newberry College and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,054 out of 1,807 applicants were admitted making Newberry College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Newberry College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% 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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Newberry College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for Newberry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Newberry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1100

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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 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

Newberry College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >70%
1100 to 1200 Avg + 58%-70%
1000 to 1100 Avg - 45%-58%
900 to 1000 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 900 Low <32%
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Newberry College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
69%
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 22
Average ACT Score 19

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 22 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 69 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Newberry College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Newberry College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >72%
19 to 22 Avg + 58%-72%
17 to 19 Avg - 47%-58%
15 to 17 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 15 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 #19 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 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Newberry College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Newberry College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 826 981 1,807
Accepted 462 592 1,054
Acceptance Rate 56% 60% 58%
Enrolled 136 219 355
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 37% 34%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Newberry College and what considerations affect 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

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