Chances of getting into Ave Maria University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Ave Maria University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into AMU and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #45 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,143 out of 1,378 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 47 percent. Ave Maria University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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AMU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Ave Maria University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Ave Maria University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1160

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ave Maria University?

Ave Maria University 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ave Maria University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >89%
1155 to 1260 Avg + 83%-89%
1050 to 1155 Avg - 74%-83%
945 to 1050 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 945 Low <63%
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AMU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Ave Maria University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Ave Maria University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ave Maria University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ave Maria University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >89%
24 to 27 Avg + 83%-89%
21 to 24 Avg - 74%-83%
18 to 21 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 18 Low <63%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Ave Maria University. 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 83% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Ave Maria University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 744 634 1,378
Accepted 633 510 1,143
Acceptance Rate 85% 80% 83%
Enrolled 173 158 331
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 31% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ave Maria University and what considerations affect 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 Neither required nor 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 IPEDS survey data for Ave Maria University.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

83% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1260. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.