USJ Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Saint Joseph
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into USJ and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 586 out of 649 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. University of Saint Joseph typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% 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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USJ SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT89%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>94%|
|1140 to 1230||Avg +||90%-94%|
|1050 to 1140||Avg -||84%-90%|
|960 to 1050||Reach||76%-84%|
|Less than 960||Low||<76%|
USJ ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT4%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||19|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||20|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into USJ?
Admission data indicates that USJ regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Saint Joseph.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>95%|
|20 to 22||Avg +||90%-95%|
|19 to 20||Avg -||86%-90%|
|18 to 19||Reach||82%-86%|
|Less than 18||Low||<82%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Saint Joseph. 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 90% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
86% of University of Saint Joseph freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||?||23%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Saint Joseph and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.