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Southeastern University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Southeastern University

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into Southeastern University? Southeastern University is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Southeastern University directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Southeastern University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 41% of students submit SAT scores and 37% submit ACT scores.

Southeastern University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Southeastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Southeastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Southeastern University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southeastern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >61%
1060 to 1180 Avg + 48%-61%
940 to 1060 Avg - 35%-48%
820 to 940 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 820 Low <24%
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Southeastern University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Southeastern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Southeastern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Southeastern University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southeastern University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southeastern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >64%
21 to 24 Avg + 48%-64%
19 to 21 Avg - 38%-48%
17 to 19 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 17 Low <28%
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Southeastern University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Southeastern University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Southeastern University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southeastern University was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Florida for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Southeastern University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Southeastern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 19% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 13% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 148 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southeastern University is $40.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southeastern 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=137564 IPEDS survey data for Southeastern University.


Does Southeastern University prefer SAT or ACT?

41% of students submit their SAT scores to Southeastern University. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southeastern University?

Southeastern University has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.