Saint Michael's College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Saint Michael's College is a private Catholic liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 83%. Located in Colchester, Vermont just outside of Burlington, Saint Michael's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Popular undergraduate majors include business administration, biology, psychology, and English. Saint Michael's has an impressive 13-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. On the athletic front, the Saint Michael's Purple Knights compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference for most sports.

Considering applying to Saint Michael's College? 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, Saint Michael's College had an acceptance rate of 83%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 83 students were admitted, making Saint Michael's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,040
Percent Admitted 83%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 13%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Saint Michael's College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Saint Michael's may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 53% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 580 670
Math 560 650
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Saint Michael'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 Saint Michael's College scored between 580 and 670, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 650, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 650. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1320 or higher is competitive for Saint Michael's College.

Requirements

Saint Michael's College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Saint Michael's participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Saint Michael's recommends, but does not require, the optional SAT writing section.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Saint Michael's College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Saint Michael's may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 11% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 23 30
Math 23 28
Composite 25 30

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2018-19 admissions cycle, most of Saint Michael's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Saint Michael's College received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25.

Requirements

Note that Saint Michael's College does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Saint Michael's participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Saint Michael's recommends, but does not require, the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of Saint Michael's incoming freshmen class was 3.45. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Saint Michael's College have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

Saint Michael's College, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. However, Saint Michael's also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Saint Michael's recommends a campus visit or optional interview for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Saint Michael's average range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Saint Michael's College Undergraduate Admissions Office.