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Rust College

Holly Springs, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate7%

Rust College Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Rust College. Around 7% of applicants get into Rust College each year. Out of 5,337 applications received in 2023, 360 students were offered admission.

Consult with Rust College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Rust College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Rust College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.7
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0.01%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 68%
Waitlist No

Rust College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rust College.

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

Considering Applying Early to Rust College?

Rust College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Rust College Admissions

How To Get Into Rust College

Getting into Rust College is not difficult. Rust College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Rust College accepted 7% of students, about 360 of the 5,337 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Rust College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to college teacher education program is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Rust College

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Rust College

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

What Does Rust College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Rust College

Wondering what factors are considered by Rust 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
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Academic GPA Important
Talent/Ability Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

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

Rust College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Rust College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Rust 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)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rust College?

Students admitted to Rust College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.7.

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

Rust 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.

In 2005, 0.01% of Rust College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 68% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Rust College, you should strive to earn between 13 and 17 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 17 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rust College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 17, and three out of four students scored lower than 17 on the ACT.

A 13 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rust College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 13.

More Information on Transferring to Rust College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Rust College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Rust College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rust College?

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

Does Rust College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests

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

❌ Rust College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rust College?

✅ Rust College is not test optional.

What is Rust College's acceptance rate?

✅ Rust College's acceptance rate is 7%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rust College?

❌ Rust College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Rust College?

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Rust College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Rust College? Rust College is a less selective institution. The Rust College acceptance rate is 7%. This means that the institution accepts 6 out of every 100 applicants.


Rust College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Rust College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Rust College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Rust College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.66. 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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