Laurel University Requirements for Admission

What are Laurel University's admission requirements? While there are a lot of pieces that go into a college application, you should focus on only a few critical things:

  • GPA requirements
  • Testing requirements, including SAT and ACT requirements
  • Application requirements

In this guide we'll cover what you need to get into Laurel University and build a strong application.

School location: High Point, NC


Admissions Rate: 26%

If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.

The acceptance rate at Laurel University is 26%. For every 100 applicants, 26 are admitted.

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This means the school is very selective. If you meet Laurel University's requirements for GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and other components of the application, you have a great shot at getting in. But if you fall short on GPA or your SAT/ACT scores, you'll have a very low chance of being admitted, even if you meet the other admissions requirements.


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Laurel University GPA Requirements

Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.

The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.

Average GPA: 3

The average GPA at Laurel University is 3.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3, Laurel University accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. It'd be best to avoid C's and D's, since application readers might doubt whether you can handle the stress of college academics.

If you're currently a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change in time for college applications. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3, you'll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate. This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.


SAT and ACT Requirements

Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.

You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to Laurel University. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.

Laurel University SAT Requirements

Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school's average score.

Average SAT: 950

The average SAT score composite at Laurel University is a 950 on the 1600 SAT scale.

This score makes Laurel University Lightly Competitive for SAT test scores.

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Laurel University SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 890, and the 75th percentile New SAT score is 1010. In other words, a 890 on the New SAT places you below average, while a 1010 will move you up to above average.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math480450510
Reading470440500
Composite9508901010

SAT Score Choice Policy

The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.


Laurel University ACT Requirements

Just like for the SAT, Laurel University likely doesn't have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.

Average ACT: 17

The average ACT score at Laurel University is 17. This score makes Laurel University Competitive for ACT scores.

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The 25th percentile ACT score is 16, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 19.

Even though Laurel University likely says they have no minimum ACT requirement, if you apply with a 16 or below, you'll have a very hard time getting in, unless you have something else very impressive in your application. There are so many applicants scoring 17 and above that a 16 will look academically weak.

ACT Score Sending Policy

If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.

Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.

This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school's ACT requirement of 19 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you're happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.

ACT Superscore Policy

By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.

We weren't able to find the school's exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to Laurel University, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 19.


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SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements

Both the SAT and ACT have a Writing section that includes an essay.

Laurel University hasn't reported their stance on SAT/ACT Writing, but most likely they consider it to be optional. Thus you don't need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you're applying to may require it.


SAT Subject Test Requirements

Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.

We did not find information that Laurel University requires SAT subject tests, and so most likely it does not. At least 6 months before applying, you should still doublecheck just to make sure, so you have enough time to take the test.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is very selective, strong academic scores are critical to improving your chances of admission. If you're able to score a 1010 SAT or a 19 ACT or above, you'll have a very strong chance at getting in.

For a school as selective as Laurel University, rounding out the rest of your application will also help. We'll cover those details next.

But if you apply with a score below a 1010 SAT or a 19 ACT, you unfortunately have a low chance of getting in. There are just too many other applicants with high SAT/ACT scores and strong applications, and you need to compete against them.


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  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
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Application Requirements

Every school requires an application with the bare essentials - high school transcript and GPA, application form, and other core information. Many schools, as explained above, also require SAT and ACT scores, as well as letters of recommendation, application essays, and interviews. We'll cover the exact requirements of Laurel University here.

Application Requirements Overview

  • Common Application Not accepted
  • Universal Application Not accepted
  • Electronic Application Available
  • Essay or Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation 2
  • Interview Required
  • Application Fee $20
  • Fee Waiver Available? Available
  • Other Notes

Testing Requirements

  • SAT or ACT Required
  • SAT or ACT Writing None
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • Scores Due in Office August 1

Coursework Requirements

  • Subject Required Years
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Social Studies
  • History
  • Electives

Deadlines and Early Admissions

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    • Offered? Deadline Notification
  • Regular Admission
    • Yes August 1 Rolling
  • Early Action
    • No
  • Early Decision
    • No

Admissions Office Information


Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Laurel University, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Laurel University.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are more selective and have higher scores than Laurel University. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA 1091 23
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 1054 23
Hampton University Hampton, VA 1053 22
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1025 22
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX 1025 19
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA 1017 19
California State University Stanislaus Turlock, CA 1005 19

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Laurel University, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
California State University Northridge Northridge, CA 1000 19
California State University Fresno Fresno, CA 1000 19
California State University Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA 1000 19
California State University San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA 1000 19
California State University East Bay Hayward, CA 995 19
Kean University Union, NJ 975 19
California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, CA 895 18

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Laurel University, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Laurel University is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill, MA 870 15
Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach, FL 864 17
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL 862 17
Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte, NC 860 17
Bennett College Greensboro, NC 855 16
Wiley College Marshall, TX 830 16
Cabrini College Radnor, PA 810 21

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