Carthage Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Carthage College
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
Applicants Submitting SAT33%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Carthage ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT72%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.31
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||16%||14%|
What are the requirements for admission to Carthage College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.