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Chicago, Illinois

Saint Xavier University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Saint Xavier University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Xavier University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Saint Xavier University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #47 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,855 out of 7,917 applicants were admitted making Saint Xavier University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Saint Xavier University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Saint Xavier University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Saint Xavier University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Saint Xavier University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Saint Xavier University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Xavier University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >83%
1040 to 1130 Avg + 74%-83%
950 to 1040 Avg - 63%-74%
860 to 950 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 860 Low <50%
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Saint Xavier University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for Saint Xavier University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Saint Xavier University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
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 Saint Xavier University?

Admission data indicates that Saint Xavier 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 #40 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Xavier University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Xavier University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >84%
21 to 24 Avg + 74%-84%
19 to 21 Avg - 65%-74%
17 to 19 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 17 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Saint Xavier University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Xavier University was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #36 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Saint Xavier University accepts 74% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Saint Xavier University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,087 2,380 7,917
Accepted 3,830 2,025 5,855
Acceptance Rate 75% 85% 74%
Enrolled 440 263 703
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Xavier University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Saint Xavier University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Xavier 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=148627 IPEDS survey data for Saint Xavier University.

Frequently Asked Questions

80% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Xavier University. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Xavier University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1130. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.