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Chances of getting into University of Saint Joseph

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Admission Difficulty for University of Saint Joseph
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into USJ and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at USJ is 78%.  It ranks #15 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Saint Joseph is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,232 out of 1,579 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 970/1170 ACT 22/24). University of Saint Joseph typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.44. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Saint Joseph. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 83% of students submitted SAT scores.

USJ SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 595
SAT Math 75th 575
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. USJ 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 2020 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
1170 and Above Good >86%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 78%-86%
970 to 1070 Avg - 68%-78%
870 to 970 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 870 Low <55%
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USJ ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 23

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Saint Joseph.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Saint Joseph admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
23 to 24 Avg + 78%-86%
22 to 23 Avg - 68%-78%
21 to 22 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 21 Low <55%
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USJ GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
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 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.44 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as USJ accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

54% of University of Saint Joseph freshman were in the top twenty five percent 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 31%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Saint Joseph admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,167 412 1,579
Accepted 942 290 1,232
Acceptance Rate 81% 70% 78%
Enrolled 138 47 185
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Saint Joseph is $50.

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to USJ. Admission competition is and the college has easy 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 970 and 1170. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Saint Joseph?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 24. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.