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Chances of getting into Ave Maria University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.9%
Admission Difficulty for Ave Maria University
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into AMU and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,227 out of 1,446 applicants were admitted making Ave Maria University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Ave Maria University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Ave Maria University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AMU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
73%
SAT Scores for Ave Maria University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Ave Maria University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
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 Ave Maria University?

Ave Maria University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ave Maria University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >91%
1135 to 1230 Avg + 85%-91%
1040 to 1135 Avg - 77%-85%
945 to 1040 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 945 Low <66%
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AMU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Ave Maria University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Ave Maria University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that AMU 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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ave Maria University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ave Maria University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >91%
24 to 28 Avg + 85%-91%
20 to 24 Avg - 77%-85%
16 to 20 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 16 Low <66%
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AMU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Ave Maria University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into AMU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ave Maria University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as AMU accepts 85% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Ave Maria University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 772 674 1,446
Accepted 683 544 1,227
Acceptance Rate 88% 81% 85%
Enrolled 163 158 321
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 29% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ave Maria University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ave Maria University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ave Maria University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ave Maria University
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=446048 IPEDS survey data for Ave Maria University.

FAQs

Does Ave Maria University prefer SAT or ACT?

73% of students submit their SAT scores to AMU. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Ave Maria University?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to AMU. 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 Ave Maria University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1230. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Ave Maria University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 28. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.