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Goshen College

Goshen, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate94%

Goshen College Admissions

Goshen College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Goshen College is 94%. Last year, 991 students applied to Goshen College and 927 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Goshen College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 7/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Goshen College for fall semester should hear back from Goshen College by September 1.

Goshen College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Goshen College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Goshen College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Goshen College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 7 1 September 1

Applying Early to Goshen College?

Goshen College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Goshen College Admissions

Transferring to Goshen College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Goshen College

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Goshen College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Goshen College

What does Goshen 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Goshen College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Goshen College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Goshen 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.02.75

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Goshen College?

Students admitted to Goshen College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

Goshen College does not have 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.

More Information on Transferring to Goshen College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Goshen College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Goshen College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Goshen College?

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

Does Goshen College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Goshen College?

✅ Goshen College is not test optional.

What is Goshen College's acceptance rate?

✅ Goshen College has an acceptance rate of 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Goshen College?

❌ Goshen College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Goshen College?

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Goshen College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Goshen College? Goshen College is a somewhat selective institution. The Goshen College acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


Goshen College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Goshen College is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Goshen College is Aug 15.

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

Goshen College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Goshen College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Goshen College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. 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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