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Presbyterian College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Presbyterian College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is June 30 and the application fee costs $0. 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.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Presbyterian College by January 1.

Considering Applying Early to Presbyterian College?

Presbyterian College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Presbyterian College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15. Presbyterian College accepts about 87% of early action applicants* and 71% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year, Presbyterian College admitted 625 of the 715 who applied early action.

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.

Is Presbyterian College Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, Presbyterian College accepted 71% of all applicants., around 1,428 of the 2,016 students who applied.

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

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Presbyterian College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Presbyterian 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 given the most weight 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Presbyterian College

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

Presbyterian College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Presbyterian College must submit the following items. Double check with Presbyterian 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
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Presbyterian College?

Students admitted to Presbyterian College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 84% submitted a class rank. At Presbyterian College 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Presbyterian College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 84%
3.75 and 3.99 19%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 5%
Presbyterian College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Presbyterian 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 2021, 74% of Presbyterian College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Presbyterian College?

To be competitive with other Presbyterian College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Presbyterian College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Presbyterian College student is 1115.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Presbyterian College students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Presbyterian College students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Presbyterian College?

To be most competitive at Presbyterian College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Presbyterian College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Presbyterian College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Presbyterian College

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Applicants should hear back by August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Presbyterian College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Presbyterian College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Presbyterian College?

Students who are admitted to Presbyterian College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Presbyterian College accept transfer credits?

Presbyterian College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Presbyterian College accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

Presbyterian College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Presbyterian College?

No, Presbyterian College is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include 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 Presbyterian College's acceptance rate?

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What is the early action acceptance rate at Presbyterian College?

The early action acceptance rate at Presbyterian College was 87% in 2021.

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Presbyterian College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

71%

How hard is it to get into Presbyterian College? Presbyterian College is a somewhat selective institution. The Presbyterian College acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.

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Presbyterian College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Presbyterian College is Jun 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Presbyterian College is Jul 1.

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

Presbyterian College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

20 to 25

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Presbyterian College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Presbyterian College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Presbyterian College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1200

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Math SAT Range

510 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above

Good

1030 to 1200

Avg

1030 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Presbyterian College students is 1115. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Presbyterian College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Presbyterian College.

Presbyterian College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.41

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Presbyterian College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. 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

1,309

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$41,060

Out-of-State

$41,060

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 30
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