Chances of getting into Carthage College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.8%
Admission Difficulty for Carthage College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Carthage and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,500 out of 8,109 applicants were admitted making Carthage a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Carthage College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Carthage SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
33%
SAT Scores for Carthage College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Carthage College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1140

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

Carthage College typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 33 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Carthage College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >78%
1135 to 1250 Avg + 68%-78%
1020 to 1135 Avg - 56%-68%
905 to 1020 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 905 Low <42%
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Carthage ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
72%
ACT Scores for Carthage College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Carthage College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Carthage regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 72 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Carthage College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Carthage College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >78%
24 to 27 Avg + 68%-78%
21 to 24 Avg - 56%-68%
18 to 21 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 18 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Carthage College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Carthage College was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Carthage accepts 68% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Carthage College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,982 3,127 8,109
Accepted 3,367 2,133 5,500
Acceptance Rate 68% 68% 68%
Enrolled 418 345 763
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 16% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Carthage College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Carthage 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 Carthage College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238476 IPEDS survey data for Carthage College.

Frequently Asked Questions

33% of students submit their SAT scores to Carthage. 72% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Carthage. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1250. 33% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 72% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.