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University of St Francis Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of St Francis

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of St Francis
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into University of St Francis and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,037 out of 2,273 applicants were admitted making University of St Francis a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. University of St Francis typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

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

University of St Francis SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for University of St Francis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of St Francis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of St Francis?

University of St Francis typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of St Francis admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >59%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 46%-59%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 33%-46%
935 to 1030 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 935 Low <23%
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University of St Francis ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for University of St Francis
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of St Francis
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of St Francis?

Admission data indicates that University of St Francis regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of St Francis.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of St Francis admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >61%
23 to 27 Avg + 46%-61%
20 to 23 Avg - 35%-46%
17 to 20 Reach 26%-35%
Less than 17 Low <26%
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University of St Francis GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.43
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of St Francis?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of St Francis. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of St Francis was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Illinois for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of St Francis will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of St Francis students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

79% of University of St Francis freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of St Francis students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 79%
Bottom 50% of class 21%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of St Francis admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,455 818 2,273
Accepted 665 372 1,037
Acceptance Rate 46% 45% 46%
Enrolled 130 105 235
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 28% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of St Francis is $0.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of St Francis
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=148584 IPEDS survey data for University of St Francis.

FAQs

Does University of St Francis prefer SAT or ACT?

50% of students submit their SAT scores to University of St Francis. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of St Francis?

46% of those who apply are granted admission to University of St Francis. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of St Francis?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of St Francis?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.