Close to half of all applicants to Rollins College will not get in, and successful applicants will need solid SAT or ACT scores and a strong academic record. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You'll see that most students who got in had high school averages of "B+" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1700 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 24 or better. Your chances are best if your grades are up in the "A" range. Note that Rollins does allow some students to apply under their "Test Score Waived Option."
In the middle of the graph you'll notice that some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Rollins were not admitted. A few outlying data points reveal that the opposite is also true -- some students with grades and test scores below the norm were admitted. This is because the Rollins admissions folks make their decisions based on much more than empirical data. They want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses that have prepared you for college-level work in core subject areas. Rollins uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions, so the college will also want to see a well crafted admissions essay, meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities, and positive letters of recommendation.
To learn more about Rollins College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Rollins College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?