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Colleges / Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

Kalamazoo College Admissions

If you are applying to Kalamazoo College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Kalamazoo College for fall should hear back from Kalamazoo College by April 1.

Kalamazoo College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Kalamazoo College's admissions stats.

Kalamazoo College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 39%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 26%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist Yes

Kalamazoo College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Kalamazoo College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II Yes February 1 February 15
Early Action Yes November 1 December 20
Regular Decision Yes January 1 April 1

Want to Apply Early to Kalamazoo College?

Kalamazoo College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due February 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Kalamazoo College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.

The early decision acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College is 76%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 80%.

Kalamazoo College accepts approximately 84% of early action applicants and 80% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Kalamazoo College admitted 61 of the 80 students who applied early decision. Last year, Kalamazoo College admitted 1,467 of the 1,753 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college because they believe it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

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

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Transferring to Kalamazoo College

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Kalamazoo College

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

What Does Kalamazoo College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Kalamazoo College

Wondering what factors are considered by Kalamazoo 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
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Kalamazoo College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Interview √
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement √
Transcript of High School Record √

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kalamazoo College?

Students admitted to Kalamazoo College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37% submitted a class rank. At Kalamazoo College 39% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 67% were in the top 25% and 95% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 35%
3.75 and 3.99 35%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 8%
3.00 and 3.24 2%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

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 Kalamazoo College directly.

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

Kalamazoo College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Kalamazoo College is 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, 26% of Kalamazoo College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Kalamazoo College?

To be competitive with other Kalamazoo College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1373 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kalamazoo College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1373 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kalamazoo College students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kalamazoo College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Kalamazoo College?

To be most competitive at Kalamazoo College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kalamazoo College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kalamazoo College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Kalamazoo College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Kalamazoo College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.

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

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Winter Term

Kalamazoo College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kalamazoo College?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kalamazoo College.

Does Kalamazoo College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Kalamazoo College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

βœ… Kalamazoo College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kalamazoo College?

❌ No, Kalamazoo College is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your 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 may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Kalamazoo College's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Kalamazoo College is 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College?

βœ… Kalamazoo College's early decision acceptance rate was 76% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College?

βœ… The early action acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College was 84% in 2021.

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Kalamazoo College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Kalamazoo College? Kalamazoo College is a very selective institution. The Kalamazoo College acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.


Kalamazoo College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kalamazoo College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kalamazoo College is May 1.

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

Kalamazoo College ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


24 to 30


24 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kalamazoo College is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Kalamazoo College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kalamazoo College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1373


Math SAT Range

568 - 690


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

Kalamazoo College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kalamazoo College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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 Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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