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Capital University

Columbus, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

Capital University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Capital University. Around 72% of applicants get into Capital University each year. Out of 4,370 applications received in 2023, 3,153 students were offered admission.

Check in with Capital University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who apply to Capital University for fall should hear back from Capital University by October 1.

Capital University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Capital University's admissions stats.

Capital University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Mean SAT Score 1091
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 16%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 64%
Waitlist No

Capital University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Capital University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1 October 1

Want to Apply Early to Capital University?

Capital University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Capital University Admissions

Transferring to Capital University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Capital University

Capital University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Capital University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Capital University

What does Capital University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Capital University for more information on admission factors.

Capital University Application Requirements

To apply to Capital University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Capital University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements audition for Conservatory of Music
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.6

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Capital University?

Students admitted to Capital University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Capital University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Capital University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 15%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Capital University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Capital University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 16% of Capital University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 64% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Capital University?

To be competitive with other Capital University applicants, you should aim to score between 970 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Capital University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Capital University student is 1091.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Capital University students scored 593 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Capital University students scored 593 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

To be most competitive at Capital University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Capital University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Capital University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Capital University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Capital University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Capital University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Capital University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Capital University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Capital University.

Does Capital University accept transfer credits?

✅ Capital University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Capital University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Capital University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Capital University?

❌ No, Capital University is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Capital University's acceptance rate?

✅ Capital University has an acceptance rate of 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Capital University?

❌ Capital University does not offer early decision.

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Capital University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Capital University? Capital University is a somewhat selective institution. The Capital University acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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

SAT Score

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.

Capital University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Capital University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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