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Sterling College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Sterling College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 20 and Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to Sterling College?

Sterling College does not offer early decision or 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.

How To Get Into Sterling College

Sterling College is aslightly difficult school to get into. Sterling College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Sterling College accepted 37% of all applicants., around 700 of the 1,898 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Sterling College, MIN

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Sterling College?

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 Sterling College

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

Sterling College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Sterling College must submit the following items. Double check with Sterling 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) 2.2
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Sterling College?

Students admitted to Sterling College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 65.95% submitted a class rank. At Sterling College 11.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 51% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Sterling College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 65.95%
3.75 and 3.99 19.3%
3.50 and 3.74 11%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 21%
2.00 and 2.49 6.5%
Sterling College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Sterling 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 2021, 37% of Sterling College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 68% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Sterling College?

To be competitive with other Sterling College applicants, you should strive to earn between 910 and 1090 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Sterling College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1090 and 25% of scored lower than 910, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Sterling College students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Sterling College students scored 540 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Sterling College?

To be most competitive at Sterling College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Sterling 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 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Sterling College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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

Transferring to Sterling College

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

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

Sterling College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Sterling College?

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

Does Sterling College accept transfer credits?

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

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

Sterling College

Do I have to submit test scores to Sterling College?

Sterling College. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Sterling College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

37%

How hard is it to get into Sterling College? Sterling College is a less selective institution. The Sterling College acceptance rate is 37%. This means that the institution accepts 36 out of every 100 applicants.

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Sterling College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 20

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Sterling College is Aug 20.

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

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

Sterling College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

18 to 25

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Sterling College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

910 - 1090

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Math SAT Range

440 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 540

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Sterling College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.31

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Sterling College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. 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

678

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

37%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$28,500

Out-of-State

$28,500

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 20
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