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 800 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at SC. A score between 1360 - 1580 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 25 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 3.06 - 3.18. This school has an acceptance rate of around 44% with 43% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Sterling College (SC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Sterling College was reported as 44.1% in Fall 2013 with over 883 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 SAT Scores: 1360 - 1580
  • SC ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • SC Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 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 Sterling College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 55.1%
  • 2010-2011: 50.4%
  • 2011-2012: 49.0%
  • 2012-2013: 46.3%
  • 2013-2014: 44.1%
  • Projected SC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 47.1%

How Does Sterling College (SC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sterling College is twenty-six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
McPherson College86.6%
Bethany College58.8%
Bethel College-North Newton64.4%
Kansas Wesleyan University53.7%
Tabor College73.5%

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 2013)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 540
Math410 - 500
Writing490 - 540
Total Score1360 - 1580
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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