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Life University Admission Requirements

Marietta, Georgia

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Your chances of getting into Life University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Life University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Life University is 95.9%.  Its admission rate is the 49th lowest in Georgia.

Admission Selectivity

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

Life 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, 305 out of the 318 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 74 percent on standardized admission tests. Life University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.11. Of those applicants who were admitted, 57% enrolled. This indicates that the school is a top choice for many students who apply.

Can you get into Life University?

96% 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.

Admission Requirements in Brief

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

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.11 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 990 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT

Life University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Life University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Life University are to have around a 3.11 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.11 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Life University accepts 96% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Life University is 3.11 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #34 in Georgia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Life 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 3.1 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 Life University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 10.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 26.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 15.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0.0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Life University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Life University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 33% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Life University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 450
Math 25th Percentile 440
Composite 25th Percentile 890
SAT Scores for Life University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 540
Math 75th Percentile 545
Composite 75th Percentile 1085
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Life University is 990 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 890-1085. Students who get into Life University score in the top 79 percent of all SAT test takers..  Life University ranks #38 in the state of Georgia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 990 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Life University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 890, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Life 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 990 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 987, you have around a 96% chance of being admitted. A 1085 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 98% chance of getting in.

Life University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1085 and Above Good >98%
987 to 1085 Avg + 96%-98%
890 to 987 Avg - 93%-96%
793 to 890 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 793 Low <87%
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Life University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Life University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 14
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Life University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Life University is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 21.  The school ranks #38 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Life University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Life 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 Life University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 96% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 98% with a 21 ACT score.

Life University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >98%
19 to 21 Avg + 96%-98%
17 to 19 Avg - 93%-96%
15 to 17 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 15 Low <87%
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Admission Statistics

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

Life University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 131 187 318
Accepted 129 176 305
Acceptance Rate 98% 94% 96%
Enrolled 76 97 173
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 59% 55% 57%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Life University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Life 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 3.11 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 990 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Life University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140252 IPEDS survey data for Life University.


Does Life University prefer SAT or ACT?

33% of students submit their SAT scores to Life University. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Life University?

96% of those who apply are granted admission to Life University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Life University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1085. The average SAT score is 987. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Life University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 21. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.