AMU Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Ave Maria University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into AMU? The school has a 40% acceptance rate. Last year, 867 out of 2,173 applicants were admitted making AMU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult 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 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

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 680
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1300
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 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 925. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1175 out of 1600. 52 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

Ave Maria University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >53%
1175 to 1300 Avg + 40%-53%
1050 to 1175 Avg - 28%-40%
925 to 1050 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 925 Low <19%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Ave Maria University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Ave Maria University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 69 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 >53%
24 to 27 Avg + 40%-53%
21 to 24 Avg - 28%-40%
18 to 21 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 18 Low <19%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to AMU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

Ave Maria University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,157 1,016 2,173
Accepted 472 395 867
Acceptance Rate 41% 39% 40%
Enrolled 137 130 267
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 33% 31%

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 https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=446048 IPEDS survey data for Ave Maria University.