A breakdown of admission statistics at 25 N.C. private colleges in 2017

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Note: Michael Trivette is a co-founder of College Transitions, a team of college planning experts committed to guiding families through the college admissions process. Disclaimer: College application deadlines are subject to change and we encourage you to confirm application deadlines on each school’s website.

As a business owner who helps students and families navigating the college search and application process, I’m always looking at data and trends.

Below is a list of each private institution and their corresponding admissions stats, presented in alphabetical order.


Belmont Abbey College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,495
• Freshman class size: 308
• 4-year grad rate: 35%
• 5-year grad rate: 41%
• 6-year grad rate: 43%
• Freshman retention rate: 60%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 1,967
• Acceptance rate: 68%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.16
• *SAT Math average: 509
• *SAT Critical Reading average: 510
• *ACT Composite average: 22
• Class rank top tenth: N/A
• Class rank top quarter: N/A

*Belmont Abbey College is a test-optional institution and students are not required to submit test scores for admission.

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank


Brevard College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 729
• Freshman class size: 246
• 4-year grad rate: 26%
• 5-year grad rate: 35%
• 6-year grad rate: 38%
• Freshmen retention rate: 58 %
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Minimal
• Total applicants: 3,215
• Acceptance rate: 41%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.07
• *SAT Math average: 483
• *SAT Critical Reading average: 507
• *ACT Composite average: 20
• Class rank top tenth: 6%
• Class rank top quarter: 24%

*Brevard College is a test-optional institution and students are not required to submit test scores for admission.

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Class rank
• Interview
• Level of applicant’s interest
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Particular talent/ability


Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Type of school: Small college of health sciences and college of nursing
Degrees available: Certificate, Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 431
• Freshman class size: 19
• 4-year grad rate: N/A
• 5-year grad rate: N/A
• 6-year grad rate: N/A
• Freshmen retention rate: N/A
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 5:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: February 1
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 32
• Acceptance rate: 94%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.66
• SAT Math average: 472
• SAT Critical Reading average: 476
• ACT Composite average: 21
• Class rank top tenth: 7%
• Class rank top quarter: 28%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Character/personal qualities
• Alumni relation


Campbell University

Type of school: Medium-sized private university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 4,455
• Freshman class size: 956
• 4-year grad rate: 36%
• 5-year grad rate: 47%
• 6-year grad rate: 50%
• Freshmen retention rate: 74%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 6,626
• Acceptance rate: 73%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.40
• SAT Math average: 545
• SAT Critical Reading average: 541
• ACT Composite average: N/A
• Class rank top tenth: N/A
• Class rank top quarter: N/A

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Interview
• Particular talent/ability


Catawba College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,270
• Freshman class size: 311
• 4-year grad rate: 39%
• 5-year grad rate: 46%
• 6-year grad rate: 47%
• Freshmen retention rate: 74%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 3,117
• Acceptance rate: 32%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.66
• *SAT Math average: 500
• *SAT Critical Reading average: 490
• *ACT Composite average: 21
• Class rank top tenth: 13%
• Class rank top quarter: 39%

*Catawba College is a test-optional institution and students are not required to submit test scores for admission.

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Recommendations
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities
• Geographic residence
• Work experience


Davidson College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,784
• Freshman class size: 510
• 4-year grad rate: 90%
• 5-year grad rate: 93%
• 6-year grad rate: 93%
• Freshmen retention rate: 96%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: January 5
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Early Decision I deadline: November 15
• Early Decision II deadline: January 2
• Entrance difficulty: Very
• Total applicants: 5,382
• Acceptance rate: 22%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 4.00
• SAT Math average: 675
• SAT Critical Reading average: 672
• ACT Composite average: 30
• Class rank top tenth: 55%
• Class rank top quarter: 91%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Standardized tests
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Interview
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities


Duke University

Type of school: Medium-sized university
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 6,639
• Freshman class size: 1,746
• 4-year grad rate: 86%
• 5-year grad rate: 93%
• 6-year grad rate: 95%
• Freshmen retention rate: 97%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 7:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: January 3
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Early Decision deadline: November 1
• Entrance difficulty: Most
• Total applicants: 31,220
• Acceptance rate: 11%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): N/A
• SAT Math average: 740
• SAT Critical Reading average: 715
• ACT Composite average: 33
• Class rank top tenth: 91%
• Class rank top quarter: 98%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Extracurricular activities
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities


Elon University

Type of school: Medium-sized university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 5,903
• Freshman class size: 1,524
• 4-year grad rate: 79%
• 5-year grad rate: 83%
• 6-year grad rate: 83%
• Freshmen retention rate: 90%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: January 10
• Early Action deadline: November 10
• Early Decision: November 1
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 10,256
• Acceptance rate: 57%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.97
• SAT Math average: 601
• SAT Critical Reading average: 597
• ACT Composite average: 27
• Class rank top tenth: 24%
• Class rank top quarter: 58%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Particular talent/ability
• Alumni relation
• Work experience


Gardner-Webb University

Type of school: Medium-sized university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 2,636
• Freshman class size: 460
• 4-year grad rate: 38%
• 5-year grad rate: 50%
• 6-year grad rate: 50%
• Freshmen retention rate: 73%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 3,866
• Acceptance rate: 53%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.78
• SAT Math average: 495
• SAT Critical Reading average: 485
• ACT Composite average: 21
• Class rank top tenth: 23%
• Class rank top quarter: 55%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Level of applicant’s interest
• Extracurricular activities


Guilford College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Certificate, Bachelor’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,917
• Freshman class size: 311
• 4-year grad rate: 43%
• 5-year grad rate: 57%
• 6-year grad rate: 59%
• Freshmen retention rate: 67%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: December 1
• Early Decision: November 1
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 2,782
• Acceptance rate: 63%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.19
• *SAT Math average: 515
• *SAT Critical Reading average: 523
• *ACT Composite average: 22
• Class rank top tenth: 14%
• Class rank top quarter: 39%

*Guilford College is a test-optional institution and students are not required to submit test scores for admission.

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Essay
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Character/personal qualities


High Point University

Type of school: Medium-sized university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 4,371
• Freshman class size: 1,362
• 4-year grad rate: 61%
• 5-year grad rate: 65%
• 6-year grad rate: 65%
• Freshmen retention rate: 81%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: March 15
• Early Action deadline: November 14
• Early Decision I deadline: November 2
• Early Decision II deadline: February 1
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 10,910
• Acceptance rate: 72%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.23
• SAT Math average: 556
• SAT Critical Reading average: 552
• ACT Composite average: 24
• Class rank top tenth: 25%
• Class rank top quarter: 54%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Interview
• Level of applicant’s interest
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities
• Work experience


Johnson C. Smith University

Type of school: Small university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick Facts
• Total undergrads: 1,375
• Freshman class size: 334
• 4-year grad rate: 38%
• 5-year grad rate: 44%
• 6-year grad rate: 46%
• Freshmen retention rate: 68%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 4,346
• Acceptance rate: 46%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 2.78
• SAT Math average: 396
• SAT Critical Reading average: 394
• ACT Composite average: 17
• Class rank top tenth: 5%
• Class rank top quarter: 15%

Important Factors in the Admissions Process
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Level of applicant’s interest
• Extracurricular activities
• Character/personal qualities


Johnson & Wales University

Type of school: Medium-sized university
Degrees available: Associate, Bachelor’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 2,218
• Freshman class size: 700
• 4-year grad rate: 39%
• 5-year grad rate: 48%
• 6-year grad rate: 49%
• Freshmen retention rate: 76%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 4,537
• Acceptance rate: 72%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.19
• SAT Math average: N/A
• SAT Critical Reading average: N/A
• ACT Composite average: N/A
• Class rank top tenth: N/A
• Class rank top quarter: N/A

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Class rank
• Essay
• Interview
• Extracurricular activities


Lees-McRae College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,033
• Freshman class size: 197
• 4-year grad rate: 30%
• 5-year grad rate: 36%
• 6-year grad rate: 36%
• Freshmen retention rate: 63%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: April 10
• Early Action deadline: December 1
• Early Decision deadline: November 1
• Entrance difficulty: Minimal
• Total applicants: 1,400
• Acceptance rate: 67%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.29
• *SAT Math average: 470
• *SAT Critical Reading average: 480
• *ACT Composite average: 21
• Class rank top tenth: 6%
• Class rank top quarter: 22%

*Lees-McRae College is a test-optional institution and students are not required to submit test scores for admission.

Important factors in the admissions process
• Academic GPA


Lenoir-Rhyne University

Type of school: Small university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,587
• Freshman class size: 448
• 4-year grad rate: 34%
• 5-year grad rate: 46%
• 6-year grad rate: 48%
• Freshmen retention rate: 64%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: November 7
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 3,994
• Acceptance rate: 84%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.29
• SAT Math average: 498
• SAT Critical Reading average: 485
• ACT Composite average: N/A
• Class rank top tenth: N/A
• Class rank top quarter: N/A

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests


Mars Hill University

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,395
• Freshman class size: 385
• 4-year grad rate: 18%
• 5-year grad rate: 31%
• 6-year grad rate: 34%
• Freshmen retention rate: 59%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 3,010
• Acceptance rate: 61%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.24
• SAT Math average: 453
• SAT Critical Reading average: 462
• ACT Composite average: 20
• Class rank top tenth: 5%
• Class rank top quarter: 19%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Level of applicant’s interest
• Extracurricular activities


Meredith College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s
Special designation: All female

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,679
• Freshman class size: 438
• 4-year grad rate: 55%
• 5-year grad rate: 62%
• 6-year grad rate: 62%
• Freshmen retention rate: 79%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: February 15
• Early Action deadline: December 1
• Early Decision: October 30
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 1,721
• Acceptance rate: 60%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.35
• SAT Math average: 515
• SAT Critical Reading average: 510
• ACT Composite average: 23
• Class rank top tenth: 20%
• Class rank top quarter: 48%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Interview
• Level of applicant’s interest
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities


Montreat College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 808
• Freshman class size: 154
• 4-year grad rate: 37%
• 5-year grad rate: 57%
• 6-year grad rate: 60%
• Freshmen retention rate: 59%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 857
• Acceptance rate: 54%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.07
• SAT Math average: 470
• SAT Critical Reading average: 485
• ACT Composite average: 21
• Class rank top tenth: 9%
• Class rank top quarter: 26%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Recommendations
• Interview
• Character/personal qualities


Pfeiffer University

Type of school: Small university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 917
• Freshman class size: 160
• 4-year grad rate: 32%
• 5-year grad rate: 41%
• 6-year grad rate: 43%
• Freshmen retention rate: 69%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 1,627
• Acceptance rate: 47%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.20
• *SAT Math average: 479
• *SAT Critical Reading average: 458
• *ACT Composite average: 19
• Class rank top tenth: 8%
• Class rank top quarter: 28%

*Pfeiffer University is a test-optional institution and students are not required to submit test scores for admission.

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Level of applicant’s interest
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities


Queens University of Charlotte

Type of school: Small university
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,641
• Freshman class size: 281
• 4-year grad rate: 46%
• 5-year grad rate: 52%
• 6-year grad rate: 53%
• Freshmen retention rate: 74%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: March 1
• Early Action deadline: December 1
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 2,111
• Acceptance rate: 67%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.71
• SAT Math average: 524
• SAT Critical Reading average: 529
• ACT Composite average: 23
• Class rank top tenth: 15%
• Class rank top quarter: 44%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Extracurricular activities
• Volunteer work
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities
• First generation to attend college
• Alumni relation
• Work experience


Salem College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s
Special designation: All female

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 938
• Freshman class size: 184
• 4-year grad rate: 52%
• 5-year grad rate: 57%
• 6-year grad rate: 60%
• Freshmen retention rate: 83%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 903
• Acceptance rate: 62%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.80
• SAT Math average: 538
• SAT Critical Reading average: 565
• ACT Composite average: 24
• Class rank top tenth: 39%
• Class rank top quarter: 67%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Interview
• Extracurricular activities


Shaw University

Type of school: Small university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s
Special designation: Historically Black College and University (HBCU)

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 1,509
• Freshman class size: 399
• 4-year grad rate: 13%
• 5-year grad rate: 26%
• 6-year grad rate: 29%
• Freshmen retention rate: 49%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Minimal
• Total applicants: 5,030
• Acceptance rate: 60%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 2.45
• SAT Math average: 358
• SAT Critical Reading average: 364
• ACT Composite average: 15
• Class rank top tenth: 1%
• Class rank top quarter: 5%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Level of applicant’s interest
• Extracurricular activities
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities
• Alumni relation


Wake Forest University

Type of school: Medium-sized university
Degrees available: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 4,871
• Freshman class size: 1,284
• 4-year grad rate: 82%
• 5-year grad rate: 87%
• 6-year grad rate: 88%
• Freshmen retention rate: 93%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: January 1
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Early Decision I: November 15
• Early Decision II: January 1
• Entrance difficulty: Very
• Total applicants: 13,281
• Acceptance rate: 29%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): N/A
• *SAT Math average: 665
• *SAT Critical Reading average: 640
• *ACT Composite average: N/A
• Class rank top tenth: 77%
• Class rank top quarter: 93%

*Wake Forest University is a test-optional institution and students are not required to submit test scores for admission.

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Class rank
• Recommendations
• Essay
• Interview
• Extracurricular activities
• Particular talent/ability
• Character/personal qualities


Warren Wilson College

Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s
Special designation: Work college

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 753
• Freshman class size: 195
• 4-year grad rate: 43%
• 5-year grad rate: 50%
• 6-year grad rate: 52%
• Freshmen retention rate: 64%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: November 15
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 809
• Acceptance rate: 84%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): N/A
• *SAT Math average: 530
• *SAT Critical Reading average: 585
• *ACT Composite average: 25
• Class rank top tenth: 17%
• Class rank top quarter: 18%

*Warren Wilson College is a test-optional institution and students are not required to submit test scores for admission.

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Recommendations
• Essay


Wingate University

Type of school: Medium-sized university
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick facts
• Total undergrads: 2,023
• Freshman class size: 664
• 4-year grad rate: 40%
• 5-year grad rate: 48%
• 6-year grad rate: 54%
• Freshmen retention rate: 73%
• Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Applying
Admissions website
• Regular Decision deadline: Rolling
• Early Action deadline: N/A
• Entrance difficulty: Moderate
• Total applicants: 8,018
• Acceptance rate: 70%
• GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.41
• SAT Math average: 517
• SAT Critical Reading average: 502
• ACT Composite average: 22
• Class rank top tenth: 22%
• Class rank top quarter: 50%

Important factors in the admissions process
• Rigor of student’s high school record
• Academic GPA
• Standardized tests
• Class rank
• Recommendations

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