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Montreat College

Montreat, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%

Montreat College Admissions

Montreat College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 54% of applicants get into Montreat College each year. Last year, 819 students applied to Montreat College and 442 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Montreat College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Montreat College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Montreat College's admissions stats.

Montreat College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 9%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 67%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 33%
Waitlist No

Montreat College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Montreat College.

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

Want to Apply Early to Montreat College?

Montreat College 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.

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Transferring to Montreat College

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

For Students Waitlisted to Montreat College

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

What Does Montreat College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Montreat College

Wondering what factors are considered by Montreat 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Montreat College Application Requirements

To apply to Montreat College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Montreat College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.75

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Montreat College?

Students admitted to Montreat College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 72% submitted a class rank. At Montreat College 9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 60% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Montreat College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
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 Montreat College 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

Montreat 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, 67% of Montreat College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 33% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Montreat College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Montreat College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Montreat College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Montreat College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Montreat College.

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

• Fall Term

• Summer Term

Montreat College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Montreat College?

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

Does Montreat College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

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

✅ Montreat College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Montreat College?

❌ No, Montreat College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Montreat College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Montreat College is 54%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Montreat College?

❌ Montreat College does not offer early decision.

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Montreat College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Montreat College? Montreat College is a somewhat selective institution. The Montreat College acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.


Montreat College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

Montreat College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Montreat College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Montreat College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. 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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