If you are applying to Kalamazoo College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to Kalamazoo College for fall should hear back from Kalamazoo College by April 1.
The following is an overiew of some of Kalamazoo College's admissions stats.
|Kalamazoo College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||39%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||26%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Kalamazoo College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 1|
|Early Decision II||Yes||February 1||February 15|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 20|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Kalamazoo College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due February 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Kalamazoo College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.
The early decision acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College is 76%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 80%.
Kalamazoo College accepts approximately 84% of early action applicants and 80% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Kalamazoo College admitted 61 of the 80 students who applied early decision. Last year, Kalamazoo College admitted 1,467 of the 1,753 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to college because they believe it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
Kalamazoo College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 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 shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Kalamazoo College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Kalamazoo College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Kalamazoo College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Kalamazoo 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)||3|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Kalamazoo College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 37% submitted a class rank. At Kalamazoo College 39% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 67% were in the top 25% and 95% were in the top 50%.
At Kalamazoo College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||35%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||8%|
|3.00 and 3.24||2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
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 Kalamazoo College directly.
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.
Kalamazoo College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Kalamazoo 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 2022, 26% of Kalamazoo College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Kalamazoo College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1373 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kalamazoo College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1373 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kalamazoo College students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kalamazoo College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.
To be most competitive at Kalamazoo College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kalamazoo College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kalamazoo College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Kalamazoo College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Kalamazoo College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Kalamazoo College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kalamazoo College.
Does Kalamazoo College accept transfer credits?
✅ Kalamazoo College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Kalamazoo College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Kalamazoo College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Kalamazoo College?
❌ No, Kalamazoo College is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Kalamazoo College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Kalamazoo College is 80%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College?
✅ Kalamazoo College's early decision acceptance rate was 76% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College was 84% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Kalamazoo College? Kalamazoo College is a very selective institution. The Kalamazoo College acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kalamazoo College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kalamazoo College is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
30 and Above
24 to 30
24 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kalamazoo College is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Kalamazoo College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Kalamazoo College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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.
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