Rust College

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Rust College is a historically black college found in Holly Springs, MS. Rust College has only approximately 960 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 970 (25th percentile) - 1160 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 13 (25th percentile) - 14 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to Rust College. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Rust College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.51 - 2.72. Only 14 percent of applicants are admitted to this school due to the fair number of applicants and the increase competition for enrollment.

Overall Rust College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Rust College was reported as 13.9% in Fall 2013 with over 3,150 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

  • SAT Scores: 970 - 1160
  • ACT Scores: 13 - 14
  • Average GPA: 2.51 - 2.72

How Hard Is It to Get into Rust College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Rust College have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

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 Rust College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 58.4%
  • 2010-2011: 33.7%
  • 2011-2012: 45.6%
  • 2012-2013: 32.8%
  • 2013-2014: 13.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 29.9%

How Does Rust College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rust College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Memphis College of Art39.8%
Williams Baptist College68.0%
Lyon College59.0%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Rust College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading310 - 360
Math320 - 440
Writing340 - 360
Total Score970 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English11 - 12
Math15 - 16
Composite Score13 - 14
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