|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>85%|
|1115 to 1230||Avg +||77%-85%|
|1000 to 1115||Avg -||66%-77%|
|885 to 1000||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 885||Low||<54%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>86%|
|23 to 27||Avg +||77%-86%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||68%-77%|
|17 to 20||Reach||57%-68%|
|Less than 17||Low||<57%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
79% of Carthage College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||17%|
|Top 25% of class||45%|
|Top 50% of class||79%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||11%||17%||13%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Carthage College is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to Carthage College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
33% of students submit their SAT scores to Carthage. 72% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.