Chances of getting into Jacksonville University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.9%
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 90% acceptance rate ranking it #49 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,865 out of 4,298 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 60 percent. Jacksonville University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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JU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Jacksonville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Jacksonville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1050

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

Jacksonville University typically requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 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. 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

Jacksonville University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >94%
1050 to 1200 Avg + 90%-94%
900 to 1050 Avg - 84%-90%
750 to 900 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 750 Low <76%
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JU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Jacksonville University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Jacksonville University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
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 JU?

Admission data indicates that JU 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 #13 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jacksonville University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jacksonville University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >94%
24 to 27 Avg + 90%-94%
21 to 24 Avg - 84%-90%
18 to 21 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 18 Low <76%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into Jacksonville University. 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 90% 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

Admission Statistics

Jacksonville University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,537 1,761 4,298
Accepted 2,280 1,585 3,865
Acceptance Rate 90% 90% 90%
Enrolled 328 296 624
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 19% 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Jacksonville University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Jacksonville 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

90% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1200. 1% 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. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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