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Carthage Admission Requirements

Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Chances of getting into Carthage College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
77%
Admission Difficulty for Carthage College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Carthage and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Carthage is 77%.  It ranks #15 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Carthage College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,440 out of 7,099 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1000/1230 ACT 20/27). Carthage College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Carthage College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 33% of students submitted SAT scores and 72% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Carthage SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1000-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT 
33%
SAT Scores for Carthage College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Carthage College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Carthage College typically prefers 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Carthage ranks #8 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Carthage College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1230 and Above Good >86%
1115 to 1230 Avg + 77%-86%
1000 to 1115 Avg - 64%-77%
885 to 1000 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 885 Low <48%
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Carthage ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
72%
ACT Scores for Carthage College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Carthage College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #10 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Carthage College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >87%
23 to 27 Avg + 77%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 66%-77%
17 to 20 Reach 53%-66%
Less than 17 Low <53%
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Carthage GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.3
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Carthage College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Carthage. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Carthage College was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Carthage accepts 77% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Carthage College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 20.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 18.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 8.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

79% of Carthage College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Carthage College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 79%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Carthage College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,421 2,678 7,099
Accepted 3,382 2,058 5,440
Acceptance Rate 76% 77% 77%
Enrolled 377 347 724
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 17% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Carthage College is $35.

Application Requirements

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

Carthage College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Carthage College prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Carthage College?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Carthage. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Carthage College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1230. 33% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Carthage College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 72% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.