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Colleges / Carthage College

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

Carthage College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Carthage College. The college admitted 82% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 8,115 students applied to Carthage College and 6,641 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Carthage College, the application fee costs $35.

Carthage College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Carthage College's admissions stats.

Carthage College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Carthage College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Carthage College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Carthage College?

Carthage College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Is Carthage College Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Carthage College is moderately difficult. Carthage College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Carthage College accepted 82% of all applicants, approximately 6,641 of the 8,115 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Carthage College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Carthage College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Carthage College

Carthage College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Carthage College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Carthage College

What does Carthage College 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
Class Rank Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Carthage College for more information on admission factors.

Carthage College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.25
Other Requirements Transfer students require a statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Carthage College?

Students admitted to Carthage College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 20% submitted a class rank. At Carthage College 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Carthage College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 15%
2.00 and 2.49 8%

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 Carthage College 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

Carthage College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Carthage College

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

Transfer students can enroll in Carthage College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Carthage College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Carthage College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Carthage College.

Does Carthage College accept transfer credits?

✅ Carthage College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Carthage College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Carthage College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Carthage College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Carthage College?

✅ Carthage College is not test optional.

What is Carthage College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Carthage College is 82%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Carthage College?

❌ Carthage College does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Carthage College? Carthage College is a somewhat selective institution. The Carthage College acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


Carthage College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carthage College is Continuous processing.

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

Carthage College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

Not available

Carthage College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Carthage College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. 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.

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