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Chances of getting into University of New Haven

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Haven
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into UNH and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UNH is 91%.  It ranks #20 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. University of New Haven is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 9,721 out of 10,671 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent (SAT 1050/1220 ACT 22/28). University of New Haven typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.48. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% 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 New Haven. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 92% of students submitted SAT scores and 19% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

UNH SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for University of New Haven
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
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 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of New Haven typically prefers 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. UNH ranks #6 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 2020 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 >95%
1135 to 1220 Avg + 91%-95%
1050 to 1135 Avg - 86%-91%
965 to 1050 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 965 Low <78%
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UNH ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for University of New Haven
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of New Haven
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of New Haven admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >95%
25 to 28 Avg + 91%-95%
22 to 25 Avg - 86%-91%
19 to 22 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 19 Low <78%
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UNH GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
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 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNH accepts 91% 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
4.0 18.24% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.21% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 25.24% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.94% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.96% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.51% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.75% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.15% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

76% of University of New Haven freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of New Haven students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 76%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of New Haven admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,393 4,278 10,671
Accepted 5,882 3,839 9,721
Acceptance Rate 92% 90% 91%
Enrolled 785 586 1,371
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of New Haven is $50.

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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?

91% of those who apply are granted admission to UNH. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1050 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 22 and 28. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.