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University of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate51%
Acceptance Rate51%

Cogswell Polytechnical College Admissions

If you want to apply to Cogswell Polytechnical College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Cogswell Polytechnical College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Cogswell Polytechnical College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.8
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 1%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Cogswell Polytechnical College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Cogswell Polytechnical College.

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

Applying Early to Cogswell Polytechnical College?

Cogswell Polytechnical College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See 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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How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Cogswell Polytechnical College?

It is moderately difficult to get into Cogswell Polytechnical College. Cogswell Polytechnical College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Cogswell Polytechnical College accepted 51% of all applicants, approximately 78 from the 154 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Cogswell Polytechnical 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 Cogswell Polytechnical College

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

For Students Waitlisted to Cogswell Polytechnical College

Cogswell Polytechnical College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Cogswell Polytechnical College 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 are most important in the admissions process. 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 areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Cogswell Polytechnical College

Wondering what factors are considered by Cogswell Polytechnical College 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
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Interview Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Cogswell Polytechnical College Application Requirements

To apply to Cogswell Polytechnical College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Cogswell Polytechnical College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements portfolio for Digital Art and Animation, Digital Audio Technology and Game Design Art majors
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.02.7
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cogswell Polytechnical College?

Students admitted to Cogswell Polytechnical College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.8.

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

Cogswell Polytechnical College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Cogswell Polytechnical 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.

In 2022, 1% of Cogswell Polytechnical College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Cogswell Polytechnical College?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Cogswell Polytechnical College students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 370 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Cogswell Polytechnical College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 370 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Cogswell Polytechnical College?

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More Information on Transferring to Cogswell Polytechnical College

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

Transfer students can enroll in Cogswell Polytechnical College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Cogswell Polytechnical College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cogswell Polytechnical College?

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

Does Cogswell Polytechnical College accept transfer credits?

✅ Cogswell Polytechnical College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cogswell Polytechnical College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Cogswell Polytechnical College?

✅ Cogswell Polytechnical College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Cogswell Polytechnical College's acceptance rate?

✅ Cogswell Polytechnical College has an acceptance rate of 51%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cogswell Polytechnical College?

❌ Cogswell Polytechnical College does not offer early decision.

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Cogswell Polytechnical College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Cogswell Polytechnical College? Cogswell Polytechnical College is a somewhat selective institution. The Cogswell Polytechnical College acceptance rate is 51%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.


Cogswell Polytechnical College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cogswell Polytechnical College is Continuous processing.

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

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

Cogswell Polytechnical College ACT Scores


ACT Range

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Cogswell Polytechnical College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

460 - 670


Reading SAT Range

370 - 660

Cogswell Polytechnical College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Cogswell Polytechnical College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.77. 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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