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Alderson Broaddus College Admission Requirements

Philippi, West Virginia

Chances of getting into Alderson Broaddus College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.5%
Admission Difficulty for Alderson Broaddus College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Alderson Broaddus College and can I get accepted? The school has a 43% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,696 out of 3,988 applicants were admitted making Alderson Broaddus College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Alderson Broaddus College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 15% 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 Alderson Broaddus College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Alderson Broaddus College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for Alderson Broaddus College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Alderson Broaddus College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Alderson Broaddus 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Alderson Broaddus College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >56%
1010 to 1100 Avg + 43%-56%
920 to 1010 Avg - 31%-43%
830 to 920 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 830 Low <21%
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Alderson Broaddus College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Alderson Broaddus College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Alderson Broaddus College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Alderson Broaddus College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #8 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alderson Broaddus College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Alderson Broaddus College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >56%
20 to 22 Avg + 43%-56%
18 to 20 Avg - 31%-43%
16 to 18 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 16 Low <21%
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Alderson Broaddus College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Alderson Broaddus College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Alderson Broaddus College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Alderson Broaddus College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Alderson Broaddus College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 20% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 25% 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

67% of Alderson Broaddus College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Alderson Broaddus College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 11%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Alderson Broaddus College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,588 2,400 3,988
Accepted 653 1,043 1,696
Acceptance Rate 41% 43% 43%
Enrolled 96 160 256
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 15% 15%

Admission Requirements

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

Alderson Broaddus 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 Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Alderson Broaddus College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
L
La Roche College

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

T
Thiel College

Greenville, Pennsylvania

O
Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, Ohio

W
Wilmington College

Wilmington, Ohio

U
Urbana University

Urbana, Ohio

V
Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, Virginia

B
Bluffton University

Bluffton, Ohio

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237118 IPEDS survey data for Alderson Broaddus College.

FAQs

Does Alderson Broaddus College prefer SAT or ACT?

50% of students submit their SAT scores to Alderson Broaddus College. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Alderson Broaddus College?

43% of those who apply are granted admission to Alderson Broaddus 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 Alderson Broaddus College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1100. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Alderson Broaddus College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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