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Saint Xavier University Admission Requirements

Chicago, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Saint Xavier University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Xavier University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Saint Xavier University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Saint Xavier University is 79%.  It ranks #44 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Saint Xavier University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,562 out of 8,306 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 950/1120 ACT 18/24). Saint Xavier University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Saint Xavier University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 30.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Saint Xavier University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Saint Xavier University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Saint Xavier University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Saint Xavier University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Saint Xavier University typically prefers 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. Saint Xavier University ranks #32 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Xavier University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >86%
1035 to 1120 Avg + 79%-86%
950 to 1035 Avg - 69%-79%
865 to 950 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 865 Low <57%
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Saint Xavier University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for Saint Xavier University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #34 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Xavier University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Xavier University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 79%-86%
18 to 21 Avg - 69%-79%
15 to 18 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 15 Low <57%
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Saint Xavier University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Xavier University?

Applicants require 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 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Xavier University accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

84% of Saint Xavier University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Xavier University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Saint Xavier University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,431 2,875 8,306
Accepted 4,397 2,165 6,562
Acceptance Rate 81% 75% 79%
Enrolled 458 263 721
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 12% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
31

Applicants have 31 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 30, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Saint Xavier University Application 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.

FAQs

Does Saint Xavier University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Saint Xavier University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Xavier University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saint Xavier University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1120. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Xavier University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.