Berea College GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Berea College GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Berea College GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Berea College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Berea College's Admissions Standards:

Because of Berea's unique mission of providing a nearly free education to students with significant financial need, the college is highly selective. Roughly two-thirds of all applicants will not get in. That said, the school's selectivity is only partially based on grades and standardized test scores. Successful applicants do tend to have GPA's of B+ or better, SAT scores (RW+M) of 1000 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 20 or better. But if you look at the scattergram above, you'll see that grades and numbers tell only a small part of the admissions story.

Throughout the graph there are many red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue (admitted students). Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Berea College did not get in. You'll also see that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Berea College has holistic admissions and makes decisions based on more than numbers. Berea, according to its website, considers factors such as "community service, leadership qualities, and levels of motivation."  Also, students with financial need from Appalachia get preference.

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