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USJ Admission Requirements

West Hartford, Connecticut

Chances of getting into University of Saint Joseph

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Saint Joseph
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into USJ and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,023 out of 1,414 applicants were admitted making USJ a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 55 percent. University of Saint Joseph typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at USJ, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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USJ SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 940. 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 2018 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
1210 and Above Good >81%
1120 to 1210 Avg + 72%-81%
1030 to 1120 Avg - 60%-72%
940 to 1030 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 940 Low <47%
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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 2018 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as USJ accepts 72% of students who apply.

 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

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 980 434 1,414
Accepted 721 301 1,023
Acceptance Rate 74% 69% 72%
Enrolled 144 76 220
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 25% 22%

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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
N
University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

S
Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts

M
Marymount Manhattan College

New York, New York

P
Pace University New York

New York, New York

M
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

C
Cairn University

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

B
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

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?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to USJ. Admission competition is low 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 1030 and 1210. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.


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