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Colleges / Carroll University

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

Carroll University Admissions

Carroll University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Carroll University is 72%. Last year, 4,728 students applied to Carroll University and 3,411 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Carroll University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Carroll University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than July 1.

Carroll University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Carroll University's admissions stats.

Carroll University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19%
Mean SAT Score 1183
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
Waitlist No

Carroll University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Carroll University.

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

Applying Early to Carroll University?

Carroll University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Carroll University Admissions

How To Get Into Carroll University

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

In 2022, Carroll University accepted 72% of all applicants, approximately 3,411 of the 4,728 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Carroll University, 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.

Transferring to Carroll University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Carroll University

Carroll University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Carroll University 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 are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Carroll University

What does Carroll University consider 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Carroll University for more information on admission factors.

Carroll University Application Requirements

To apply to Carroll University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Carroll University'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) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Carroll University?

Students admitted to Carroll University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5. Carroll University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 46% submitted a class rank. At Carroll University 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Carroll University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 7.85%
3.75 and 3.99 28.41%
3.50 and 3.74 17.27%
3.25 and 3.49 15.86%
3.00 and 3.24 13.97%
2.50 and 2.9 14.29%
2.00 and 2.49 2.35%

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 Carroll University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

Carroll University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 6% of Carroll University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Carroll University?

To be competitive with other Carroll University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1080 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Carroll University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Carroll University student is 1183.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Carroll University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Carroll University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Carroll University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Carroll University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Carroll University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Carroll University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Carroll University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by July 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Carroll University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Carroll University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Carroll University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Carroll University.

Does Carroll University accept transfer credits?

✅ Carroll University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Carroll University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Carroll University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Carroll University?

❌ No, Carroll University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. 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 Carroll University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Carroll University is 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Carroll University?

❌ Carroll University does not offer early decision.

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Carroll University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Carroll University? Carroll University is a somewhat selective institution. The Carroll University acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


Carroll University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carroll University is Continuous processing.

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

Carroll University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1310


Math SAT Range

540 - 670


Reading SAT Range

520 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1080 to 1310


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Carroll University students is 1183. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Carroll University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Carroll University.

Carroll University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Carroll University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. 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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