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University of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate65%

Cogswell Polytechnical College Admissions

Cogswell Polytechnical College is moderately difficult to get into. The college admitted 65% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 116 applications received in 2023, 75 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Cogswell Polytechnical College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Cogswell Polytechnical College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Cogswell Polytechnical College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.9
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 1%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Cogswell Polytechnical College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Cogswell Polytechnical College.

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

Applying Early to Cogswell Polytechnical College?

Cogswell Polytechnical College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Transferring to Cogswell Polytechnical College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Cogswell Polytechnical College

Cogswell Polytechnical College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Cogswell Polytechnical 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 they consider most important 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Cogswell Polytechnical College

Wondering what factors are considered by Cogswell Polytechnical 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
Application Essay Very Important
Interview Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

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

Cogswell Polytechnical College Application Requirements

To apply to Cogswell Polytechnical College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Cogswell Polytechnical College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements portfolio for Digital Art and Animation, Digital Audio Technology and Game Design Art majors
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.02.7
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cogswell Polytechnical College?

Students admitted to Cogswell Polytechnical College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.9.

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

Cogswell Polytechnical 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 2022, 1% of Cogswell Polytechnical College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

More Information on Transferring to Cogswell Polytechnical College

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

Transfer students can enroll in Cogswell Polytechnical College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Cogswell Polytechnical College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cogswell Polytechnical College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cogswell Polytechnical College.

Does Cogswell Polytechnical College accept transfer credits?

✅ Cogswell Polytechnical College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cogswell Polytechnical College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Cogswell Polytechnical College?

✅ Cogswell Polytechnical College is not test optional.

What is Cogswell Polytechnical College's acceptance rate?

✅ Cogswell Polytechnical College has an acceptance rate of 65%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cogswell Polytechnical College?

❌ Cogswell Polytechnical College does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Cogswell Polytechnical College? Cogswell Polytechnical College is a somewhat selective institution. The Cogswell Polytechnical College acceptance rate is 65%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.


Cogswell Polytechnical College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Cogswell Polytechnical College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

Not available

Cogswell Polytechnical College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Cogswell Polytechnical College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.9. 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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