Carroll University

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Carroll University can be found in Waukesha, WI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 3,800 students are enrolled at Carroll University.

Most of the students accepted into this school got an SAT score within the range of 1030 - 1240, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 21 - 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Carroll University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.38. This school has an acceptance rate of around 67% with 26% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Carroll University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Carroll University was reported as 67.4% in Fall 2020 with over 4,570 applications submitted to this school. 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: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Carroll University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Carroll 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Carroll University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.6%
  • 2017-2018: 70.8%
  • 2018-2019: 68.6%
  • 2019-2020: 67.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.1%

How Does Carroll University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Carroll University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wisconsin Lutheran College89.2%
Mount Mary College57.9%
Alverno College69.4%
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design68.0%
Milwaukee School of Engineering61.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • 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 Carroll University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math510 - 620
Total Score1030 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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