You have a couple different ways to figure out this info, here are two:
2. The university’s admissions statistics page
Quite a few high schools use Naviance – a college-readiness software program linked to your high school.
It is free for students and is maintained by the high school’s guidance or college counselor. Once he/she updates the students GPA & SAT/ACT information into the software, you can run a search for any university of interest and receive applications and admissions data. The feature allows you to see how many students from your high school applied at that particular university, how many were accepted, waitlisted, and denied. You’ll be able to compare your GPA and test scores to those admitted to provide you with a solid idea of where you stand.
Note: Just because your Naviance account shows that you are a perfect candidate for the university does not guarantee admission. There is more to an application than a GPA and an SAT/ACT score.
2. Admissions Statistics
Alternatively, if your high school does not offer Naviance or if you’d just like more admissions information, take a look at the university’s class profile. To find it, Google “*Name of University* Admissions Statistics” and BE SURE TO LOOK ONLY AT THE .edu LINK. There are 2,000+ universities in the country and blogs are going to have a hard time constantly updating the data….so look for the info on the university’s website.
The “Admissions Statistics” or “Freshmen Class Profile” page consists of different information for different universities (annoying, I know). The average admissions statistics info will include SAT/ACT score ranges, applications received vs. accepted for the various admissions cycles, and a demographic breakdown. If you look closely at the admissions statistics, you’ll notice that students who apply Early Decision or Early Action have a slightly higher acceptance rate than those who apply Regular Decisions.