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Chances of getting into Jacksonville University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Jacksonville University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into JU and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,717 out of 7,354 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Jacksonville University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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 submitted SAT scores and 26% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

JU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Jacksonville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Jacksonville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

JU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
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 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jacksonville University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jacksonville University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >86%
22 to 26 Avg + 78%-86%
18 to 22 Avg - 68%-78%
14 to 18 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 14 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as JU accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.4 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

77% of Jacksonville University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Jacksonville University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 77%
Lower 50% of class 23%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Jacksonville University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,771 2,583 7,354
Accepted 3,693 2,024 5,717
Acceptance Rate 77% 78% 78%
Enrolled 401 285 686
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 14% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 12 days left until the Fall 2022 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.


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?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to JU. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Jacksonville University?

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