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Chances of getting into University of Saint Joseph

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of Saint Joseph
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into USJ and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,261 out of 1,646 applicants were admitted making University of Saint Joseph an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. University of Saint Joseph typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

USJ SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Saint Joseph?

University of Saint Joseph typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Saint Joseph admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >85%
1115 to 1230 Avg + 77%-85%
1000 to 1115 Avg - 66%-77%
885 to 1000 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 885 Low <54%
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USJ ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

USJ GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Saint Joseph?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into USJ. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Saint Joseph was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as USJ accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Saint Joseph students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 16% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 24% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

86% of University of Saint Joseph freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Saint Joseph students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Saint Joseph admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,178 468 1,646
Accepted 941 320 1,261
Acceptance Rate 80% 68% 77%
Enrolled 139 65 204
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 20% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Saint Joseph and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Saint Joseph Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Saint Joseph
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130314 IPEDS survey data for University of Saint Joseph.

FAQs

Does University of Saint Joseph prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to USJ.

What is my chance of getting into University of Saint Joseph?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to USJ. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Saint Joseph?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1230. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.