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Chances of getting into Jacksonville University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
91.7%
Admission Difficulty for Jacksonville University
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Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into JU and can I get accepted? The school has a 92% acceptance rate ranking it #50 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,712 out of 5,139 applicants were admitted making Jacksonville University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Jacksonville University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Jacksonville University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submit SAT scores and 26% submit ACT scores.

JU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Jacksonville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Jacksonville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Jacksonville University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Jacksonville University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >95%
1035 to 1160 Avg + 92%-95%
910 to 1035 Avg - 87%-92%
785 to 910 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 785 Low <80%
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JU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Jacksonville University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Jacksonville University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that JU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jacksonville University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jacksonville University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >95%
21 to 25 Avg + 92%-95%
18 to 21 Avg - 88%-92%
15 to 18 Reach 82%-88%
Less than 15 Low <82%
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JU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Jacksonville University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into JU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Jacksonville University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as JU accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Jacksonville University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Jacksonville University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,150 1,989 5,139
Accepted 2,912 1,800 4,712
Acceptance Rate 92% 90% 92%
Enrolled 344 313 657
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 17% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
181

Applicants have 181 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Jacksonville University is $30.

Admission Requirements

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

Jacksonville University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Jacksonville University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134945 IPEDS survey data for Jacksonville University.

FAQs

Does Jacksonville University prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to JU. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Jacksonville University?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to JU. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Jacksonville University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1160. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Jacksonville University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.