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Capital University

Columbus, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

About Capital University

Capital University is a private university in the suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Capital University was founded in 1830. The university currently enrolls around 2,617 students per year, including 1,938 undergrad students.

Capital University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Capital University. In 2022, Capital University accepted 72% of applicants. Out of 4,370 applications received in 2022, 3,153 students were offered admission.

Capital University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 16%

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Capital University is located in the suburbs of Columbus.

If you want to see Capital University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Columbus, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Port Columbus International.

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College Info

1 College and Main Columbus, OH 43209

Campus Setting: Suburban

Capital University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Capital University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Capital University is Continuous processing.

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Capital University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1190


Math SAT Range

490 - 593


Reading SAT Range

470 - 593

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


970 to 1190


970 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Capital University students is 1091. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Capital University, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Capital University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Capital University is like? There are approximately 2,617 students enrolled at Capital University, including 1,938 undergraduate students and 679 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from OH and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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