College Admission Factors

 

Percentage of colleges attributing considerable or moderate importance to factors in the admission decision.
Admissions Trends Survey, 2013 | National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

  • Grades in college prep courses 96.2%
  • Grades in all courses 91.1%
  • Admission test scores (SAT, ACT) 89.16%
  • Strength of curriculum 88.1%
  • Essay or writing sample 62.4%
  • Counselor recommendation 59%
  • Teacher recommendation 58.4%
  • Student’s demonstrated interest 50.2%
  • Class Rank 49%
  • Extracurricular activities 48.1%
  • Subject test scores (AP, IB) 38.1%
  • Interview 31.6%
  • Portfolio 19.4%
  • Work 19.3%
  • State graduation exam 19.1%
  • SAT II scores 15.1%