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Alderson Broaddus College Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Alderson Broaddus College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

66.5%
Admission Difficulty for Alderson Broaddus College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Alderson Broaddus College is 66.5%.  Its admission rate is the 3rd lowest in West Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

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

Alderson Broaddus College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,155 out of the 1,736 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 70 percent on standardized admission tests. Alderson Broaddus College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Alderson Broaddus College?

67% 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 Alderson Broaddus College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1010 on the SAT
  • Score 20 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Alderson Broaddus College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.2

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Alderson Broaddus College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Alderson Broaddus College are to have around a 3.2 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Alderson Broaddus College accepts 67% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Alderson Broaddus College is 3.2 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #15 in West Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Alderson Broaddus 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 3.2 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Alderson Broaddus College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 9.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 22.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 13.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 3.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Alderson Broaddus College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Alderson Broaddus College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 14% of students submitted SAT scores and 10% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

900-1110

Applicants Submitting SAT 

14%
SAT Scores for Alderson Broaddus College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 460
Math 25th Percentile 440
Composite 25th Percentile 900
SAT Scores for Alderson Broaddus College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 580
Math 75th Percentile 530
Composite 75th Percentile 1110
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Alderson Broaddus College is 1010 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 900-1110. Students who get into Alderson Broaddus College score in the top 78 percent of all SAT test takers..  Alderson Broaddus College ranks #11 in the state of West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1010 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Alderson Broaddus College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 900, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Alderson Broaddus 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 "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1010 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 1005, you have around a 67% chance of being admitted. A 1110 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 79% chance of getting in.

Alderson Broaddus College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >79%
1005 to 1110 Avg + 67%-79%
900 to 1005 Avg - 52%-67%
795 to 900 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 795 Low <36%
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Alderson Broaddus College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-23 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

10%
ACT Scores for Alderson Broaddus College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Alderson Broaddus College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Alderson Broaddus College is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 23.  The school ranks #10 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alderson Broaddus College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Alderson Broaddus College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Alderson Broaddus College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 67% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 81% with a 23 ACT score.

Alderson Broaddus College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >81%
20 to 23 Avg + 67%-81%
18 to 20 Avg - 55%-67%
16 to 18 Reach 42%-55%
Less than 16 Low <42%
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High School Class Rank

71% of Alderson Broaddus College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 32% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Alderson Broaddus College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Alderson Broaddus College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 640 1,096 1,736
Accepted 402 753 1,155
Acceptance Rate 63% 69% 67%
Enrolled 80 182 262
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Alderson Broaddus College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Alderson Broaddus College is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.2 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1010 on the SAT and 20 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Alderson Broaddus College often consider these colleges

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?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Alderson Broaddus College. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Alderson Broaddus College?

67% 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 900 and 1110. The average SAT score is 1005. 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 23. The average ACT score is 20. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.