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Quincy University Admission Requirements

Quincy, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Quincy University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
67%
Admission Difficulty for Quincy University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Quincy University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Quincy University is 67%.  It ranks #26 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Quincy University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 821 out of 1,223 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 975/1200 ACT 19/25). Quincy University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.33. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Quincy University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Quincy University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Quincy University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
975-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT 
45%
SAT Scores for Quincy University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 495
SAT Composite 25th 975
SAT Scores for Quincy University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Quincy University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 975 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 860. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Quincy University ranks #17 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Quincy University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >79%
1087 to 1200 Avg + 67%-79%
975 to 1087 Avg - 52%-67%
863 to 975 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 863 Low <36%
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Quincy University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
63%
ACT Scores for Quincy University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Quincy University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Quincy 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Quincy University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Quincy University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >79%
22 to 25 Avg + 67%-79%
19 to 22 Avg - 52%-67%
16 to 19 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 16 Low <36%
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Quincy University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.33
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Quincy University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Quincy University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Quincy University was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Quincy University accepts 67% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Quincy University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 24.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 23.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 16.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

77% of Quincy University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

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 39%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Quincy University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 595 628 1,223
Accepted 409 412 821
Acceptance Rate 69% 66% 67%
Enrolled 85 132 217
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 32% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2023.

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 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

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

FAQs

Does Quincy University prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of students submit their SAT scores to Quincy University. 63% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Quincy University?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Quincy University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate 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 975 and 1200. 45% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 19 and 25. 63% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.