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Chances of getting into University of New Haven

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Haven
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UNH and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,744 out of 10,426 applicants were admitted making University of New Haven 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 52 percent. University of New Haven typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

UNH SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for University of New Haven
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of New Haven
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of New Haven?

University of New Haven 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 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 New Haven admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >90%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 84%-90%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 76%-84%
935 to 1030 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 935 Low <64%
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UNH ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for University of New Haven
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of New Haven
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNH?

Admission data indicates that UNH regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of New Haven.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of New Haven admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >90%
23 to 26 Avg + 84%-90%
20 to 23 Avg - 76%-84%
17 to 20 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 17 Low <64%
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UNH GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of New Haven?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UNH. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of New Haven was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNH accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of New Haven students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% 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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Admission Statistics

University of New Haven admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,042 4,384 10,426
Accepted 5,099 3,645 8,744
Acceptance Rate 84% 83% 84%
Enrolled 769 569 1,338
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 15%

Admission Requirements

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

University of New Haven Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank 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 New Haven
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129941 IPEDS survey data for University of New Haven.

FAQs

Does University of New Haven prefer SAT or ACT?

92% of students submit their SAT scores to UNH. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of New Haven?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to UNH. 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 New Haven?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. 92% 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 New Haven?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.