Campbell University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Campbell University

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Campbell University is a private Christian university with an acceptance rate of 76%. Founded in 1887 and located in Buies Creek, North Carolina, Campbell is located midway between Raleigh and Fayetteville. Undergraduates can choose from over 100 majors and concentrations, and the majority of majors have an internship component. Campbell University has a 16-to-1 student/faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Campbell University Camels compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference.

Considering applying to Campbell University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Campbell University had an acceptance rate of 76%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 76 students were admitted, making Campbell's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,240
Percent Admitted 76%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 17%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Campbell requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 66% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 610
Math 510 600
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Campbell's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Campbell scored between 520 and 610, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 610. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 510 and 600, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 600. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1210 or higher have particularly competitive chances at Campbell University.

Requirements

Campbell does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Campbell's admissions policy states that if a student takes the SAT exam multiple times they may submit their highest scores to the school.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Campbell University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 67% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 18 24
Math 18 25
Composite 19 25

This admissions data tells us that most of Campbell's admitted students fall within the bottom 45% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Campbell received a composite ACT score between 19 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 19.

Requirements

Campbell does not require the ACT writing section. Note that Campbell's admissions policy states that if a student takes the ACT exam multiple times they may submit their highest scores to the school.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Campbell University's incoming freshmen class was 3.86. This data suggests that most successful applications to Campbell have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Campbell University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Campbell University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Campbell University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Campbell University, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has somewhat selective admissions. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that Campbell also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. Academic requirements include completion of a college preparatory curriculum comprised of a minimum of four credits of English; three credits of college-prep math; and two credits each of social science, natural science, and a foreign language). Classes such as AP, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment courses can strengthen your application. Campbell is also looking for applicants who participate in meaningful extracurricular activities. Note that an application essay and letters or recommendation are optional pieces of the Campbell University application. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Campbell's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were admitted to Campbell University. You can see that most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 900 or higher, ACT composite scores of 16 or higher, and a high school GPA of 2.7 or better.

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