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Your chances of getting into Stetson University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

91.6%
Admission Difficulty for Stetson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Stetson University is 91.6%.  Its admission rate is the 45th lowest in Florida.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Stetson University and can you get accepted?

Stetson University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 8,486 out of the 9,260 who applied were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 40 percent on standardized admission tests. Stetson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.69. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Stetson University?

92% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Stetson University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.69 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1190 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Stetson University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.69

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Stetson University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Stetson University are to have around a 3.69 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.69 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Stetson University accepts 92% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Stetson University is 3.69 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #14 in Florida for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Stetson University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Stetson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 51.79% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 13.49% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.09% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.71% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.94% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.99% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Stetson University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Stetson University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 20% of students submitted SAT scores and 11% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1090-1295

Applicants Submitting SAT 

20%
SAT Scores for Stetson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 570
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1090
SAT Scores for Stetson University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 650
Math 75th Percentile 645
Composite 75th Percentile 1295
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Stetson University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Stetson University is 1190 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1090-1295. Students who get into Stetson University score in the top 43 percent of all SAT test takers..  Stetson University ranks #10 in the state of Florida for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1190 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Stetson University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1090, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 990, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Stetson University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1190 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1192, you have around a 92% chance of being admitted. A 1295 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 96% chance of getting in.

Stetson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1295 and Above Good >96%
1192 to 1295 Avg + 92%-96%
1090 to 1192 Avg - 86%-92%
988 to 1090 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 988 Low <76%
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Stetson University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

22-29 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

11%
ACT Scores for Stetson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for Stetson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Stetson University is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 29.  The school ranks #11 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

11 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Stetson University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Stetson University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Stetson University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 92% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 96% with a 29 ACT score.

Stetson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >96%
25 to 29 Avg + 92%-96%
22 to 25 Avg - 87%-92%
19 to 22 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 19 Low <79%
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High School Class Rank

53% of Stetson University freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 20% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Stetson University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Stetson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,658 3,599 9,260
Accepted 5,277 3,206 8,486
Acceptance Rate 93% 89% 92%
Enrolled 381 256 637
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 8% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Stetson University is $50.

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Stetson University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Stetson University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.69 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1190 and ACT of 25 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=137546 IPEDS survey data for Stetson University.

FAQs

Does Stetson University prefer SAT or ACT?

20% of students submit their SAT scores to Stetson University. 11% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Stetson University?

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

What SAT score is required for Stetson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1295. The average SAT score is 1192. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Stetson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.