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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   2
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History   3
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted September 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted September 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted September 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted September 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 Kenwood Avenue
City, State, Zip
Duluth, MN 55811-4199
Phone
(218) 723-6046
Fax
(218) 723-6290
E-mail
admissions@css.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 3,808 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 2,646 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,162 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
482 (19%) of 2,520 admitted students enrolled
Women
266 (15%) of 1,818 admitted students enrolled
Men
131 (19%) of 702 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.48
3.75 and Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
574 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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