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Admission Comparison Between Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Members

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The average acceptance rate of colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is 58.14% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 18.36%.
Northeastern University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 18.00% and Northeastern University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 33.00% among colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2021-2022.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Colleges In Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
Name ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
University of Delaware34,111 (13,189/20,922) 24,560 (9,100/15,692) 4,666 (1,729/2,824) 72% (69%/75%) 19% (19%/13%)
Towson University11,616 (4,322/7,294) 10,222 (3,674/6,565) 2,556 (992/1,576) 88% (85%/90%) 25% (27%/22%)
Northeastern University75,244 (32,535/42,709) 13,544 (5,206/8,542) 4,469 (1,718/2,733) 18% (16%/20%) 33% (33%/6%)
Hofstra University24,886 (9,463/15,423) 16,922 (6,151/10,642) 1,692 (677/958) 68% (65%/69%) 10% (11%/6%)
Elon University17,834 (6,434/11,400) 13,911 (4,890/9,006) 1,530 (636/991) 78% (76%/79%) 11% (13%/9%)
University of North Carolina Wilmington15,792 (5,575/10,217) 10,739 (3,401/7,356) 2,470 (816/1,618) 68% (61%/72%) 23% (24%/16%)
Drexel University34,519 (16,233/18,286) 28,651 (13,149/15,360) 2,865 (1,315/1,536) 83% (81%/84%) 10% (10%/8%)
College of Charleston20,484 (6,522/13,962) 15,568 (4,500/11,030) 2,491 (720/1,765) 76% (69%/79%) 16% (16%/13%)
William & Mary17,475 (6,630/10,845) 6,466 (2,785/3,579) 1,681 (724/966) 37% (42%/33%) 26% (26%/9%)
James Madison University21,176 (8,050/13,126) 18,211 (6,601/11,682) 4,735 (2,046/2,687) 86% (82%/89%) 26% (31%/20%)
Average27,314 (10,895/10,895)15,879 (5,946/9,945)2,916 (1,137/1,765)58.14% (54.6%/91.3%)18.36% (19.1%/17.8%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,202 and 75th percentile is 1,370 for colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 644 and the average SAT Math score is 642.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The following table compares SAT Scores between colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for academic year 2021-2022.
SAT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
University of Delaware31%
(1,435)
585670570670
Towson University28%
(716)
520620520600
Northeastern University28%
(1,248)
700760730790
Hofstra University37%
(618)
590680590690
Elon UniversityTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
University of North Carolina Wilmington8%
(185)
610670600660
Drexel University37%
(1,061)
600690610720
College of Charleston24%
(583)
560660530620
William & Mary51%
(861)
690750670770
James Madison University26%
(1,231)
580660560650
Average30.00% 603.89684.44 597.78685.56

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 76 and 75th percentile is 92 for colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 28, the average ACT English score is 29, and the average ACT Math score is 27.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The following table compares ACT Scores between colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for academic year 2021-2022.
ACT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
University of Delaware6%
(254)
2631 25332530
Towson University3%
(89)
2126 19251825
Northeastern University14%
(627)
3335 34353035
Hofstra University8%
(130)
2731 25342530
Elon UniversityTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
University of North Carolina Wilmington19%
(451)
2428 22282427
Drexel University9%
(255)
2632 25342531
College of Charleston16%
(393)
2329 22302127
William & Mary19%
(324)
3134 32352833
James Madison University5%
(251)
2429 0000
Average11.00% 26.1130.56 25.5031.75 24.5029.75

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying colleges in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) based on academic year 2021-2022 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Colleges In Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
University of Delaware
Towson University
Northeastern University
Hofstra University
Elon University
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Drexel University
College of Charleston
William & Mary
James Madison University

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)