Capital University

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Capital University can be found in Columbus, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Capital University has an enrollment of nearly three thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1030 (25th percentile) to 1210 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 20 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Capital University average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. Roughly 70% of all students which applied were admitted at Capital University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 21% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Capital University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Capital University was reported as 72.1% in Fall 2020 with over 4,790 applications submitted to Capital University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Capital University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Capital University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Capital University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.2%
  • 2017-2018: 68.7%
  • 2018-2019: 73.0%
  • 2019-2020: 72.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 66.4%

How Does Capital University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Capital University is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ohio Dominican University83.9%
Columbus College of Art and Design92.8%
Mount Carmel College of Nursing73.6%
Otterbein University80.2%
Denison University29.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Capital University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 600
Math520 - 610
Total Score1030 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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