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Quincy University Admission Requirements

Quincy, Illinois

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Your chances of getting into Quincy University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Quincy University
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Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Quincy University is 59.8%.  Its admission rate is the 6th lowest in Illinois.

Admission Selectivity

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

Quincy University is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 885 out of the 1,480 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 46 percent on standardized admission tests. Quincy University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Quincy University?

60% 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 Quincy University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.47 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1150 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Quincy University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Quincy University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Quincy University are to have around a 3.47 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Quincy University accepts 60% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Quincy University is 3.47 on the 4.0 scale. 23% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. 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 #21 in Illinois for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Quincy 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 3.5 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 Quincy University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 23.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% 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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Quincy University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Quincy 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 34% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Quincy University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 530
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1060
SAT Scores for Quincy University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 630
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Quincy University is 1150 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1060-1240. Students who get into Quincy University score in the top 49 percent of all SAT test takers..  Quincy University ranks #15 in the state of Illinois for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1150 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Quincy University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1060, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 970, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Quincy 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 1150 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 1150, you have around a 60% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 74% chance of getting in.

Quincy University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >74%
1150 to 1240 Avg + 60%-74%
1060 to 1150 Avg - 44%-60%
970 to 1060 Reach 29%-44%
Less than 970 Low <29%
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Quincy University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Quincy University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Quincy University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Quincy University is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 26.  The school ranks #26 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Quincy University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Quincy 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 Quincy University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 60% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 76% with a 26 ACT score.

Quincy University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >76%
23 to 26 Avg + 60%-76%
21 to 23 Avg - 47%-60%
19 to 21 Reach 35%-47%
Less than 19 Low <35%
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High School Class Rank

72% of Quincy University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 44% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Quincy University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

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

Quincy University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 727 753 1,480
Accepted 477 408 885
Acceptance Rate 66% 54% 60%
Enrolled 86 146 232
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 36% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Quincy University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Quincy University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Quincy University is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.47 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1150 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1240 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 23 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148131 IPEDS survey data for Quincy University.


Does Quincy University prefer SAT or ACT?

20% of students submit their SAT scores to Quincy University. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Quincy University?

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Quincy University. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Quincy University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1240. The average SAT score is 1150. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Quincy University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.