Sterling College (SC)

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Sterling College can be found in Sterling, KS, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 700 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at SC. A score between 920 - 1050 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Sterling College (SC) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. This school has an acceptance rate of around 40% with 22% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Sterling College (SC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Sterling College was reported as 39.9% in Fall 2020 with over 1,600 college applications submitted to SC. 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

  • SC ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • SC Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Sterling College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Sterling College, 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 Sterling College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 37.4%
  • 2017-2018: 52.5%
  • 2018-2019: 40.5%
  • 2019-2020: 39.9%
  • Projected SC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 39.1%

How Does Sterling College (SC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sterling College is forty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
McPherson College52.1%
Bethany College67.7%
Bethel College-North Newton57.5%
Kansas Wesleyan University60.6%
Tabor College55.9%

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 Sterling College (SC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 530
Math450 - 520
Total Score920 - 1050
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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