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USJ Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Saint Joseph

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
90.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Saint Joseph
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
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 1140

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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 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.

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 >94%
1140 to 1230 Avg + 90%-94%
1050 to 1140 Avg - 84%-90%
960 to 1050 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 960 Low <76%
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USJ ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
4%
ACT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Saint Joseph
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Saint Joseph admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 #7 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Saint Joseph students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

University of Saint Joseph admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 649 0 649
Accepted 586 0 586
Acceptance Rate 90% ? 90%
Enrolled 134 0 134
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% ? 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Saint Joseph and what considerations affect 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.