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Kings Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Kings, the fee for the application is $30.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Kings Admissions Stats at a Glance

Kings 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 78%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 10%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Kings?

King's 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.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Kings?

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

In 2021, Kings accepted 87% of all applicants, around 2,737 of the 3,160 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Kings, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Kings Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Kings

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Kings Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Kings must submit the following items. Double check with Kings's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kings?

Students admitted to Kings have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 70% submitted a class rank. At Kings 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At King's College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 70%
3.75 and 3.99 17%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 18%
2.00 and 2.49 11%

Kings does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Kings 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 2021, 78% of Kings's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Kings?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kings students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kings students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Kings?

To be most competitive at Kings, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kings's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kings students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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

Transferring to King's College

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

Transfer students can enroll in Kings during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Kings Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kings?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kings.

Does Kings accept transfer credits?

Kings accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kings accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

Kings accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kings?

No, Kings is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Kings's acceptance rate?

Kings's acceptance rate is 87%.

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Kings Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

87%

How hard is it to get into Kings? Kings is a somewhat selective institution. The Kings acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.

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Kings Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kings is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kings is Continuous processing.

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

Kings ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

21 to 26

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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Kings SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

510 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

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Kings GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.19

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kings, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.19. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,320

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$40,080

Out-of-State

$40,080

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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