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Your chances of getting into University of St Francis

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

58.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of St Francis
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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of St Francis is 58.4%.  Its admission rate is the 13th lowest in Illinois.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of St Francis and can you get accepted?

University of St Francis is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,284 out of the 2,198 who applied were admitted.

University of St Francis typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of St Francis?

58% 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.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of St Francis you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.47 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1140 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT

University of St Francis GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.47

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of St Francis 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 University of St Francis accepts 58% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of St Francis is 3.47 on the 4.0 scale. 27% 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 #23 in Illinois for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since University of St Francis 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 University of St Francis students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 27.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 18.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 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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University of St Francis SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of St Francis. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 17% of students submitted SAT scores and 6% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1030-1240

Applicants Submitting SAT 

17%
SAT Scores for University of St Francis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1030
SAT Scores for University of St Francis
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 600
Math 75th Percentile 640
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of St Francis is 1140 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1030-1240. Students who get into University of St Francis score in the top 55 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of St Francis ranks #17 in the state of Illinois for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1140 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of St Francis regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1030, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 920, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of St Francis 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 "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1140 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 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 1135, you have around a 58% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 72% chance of getting in.

University of St Francis admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >72%
1135 to 1240 Avg + 58%-72%
1030 to 1135 Avg - 42%-58%
925 to 1030 Reach 28%-42%
Less than 925 Low <28%
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University of St Francis ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-30 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

6%
ACT Scores for University of St Francis
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 23
Math 25th Percentile 22
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for University of St Francis
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 33
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 30
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of St Francis is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 30.  The school ranks #16 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. 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 16.

6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of St Francis.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of St Francis is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of St Francis for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 58% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 74% with a 30 ACT score.

University of St Francis admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >74%
25 to 30 Avg + 58%-74%
21 to 25 Avg - 44%-58%
17 to 21 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 17 Low <31%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

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

University of St Francis admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,343 834 2,198
Accepted 809 460 1,284
Acceptance Rate 60% 55% 58%
Enrolled 123 93 216
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 20% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

70

Applicants have 70 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of St Francis
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of St Francis 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 1140 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 25 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=148584 IPEDS survey data for University of St Francis.

FAQs

Does University of St Francis prefer SAT or ACT?

17% of students submit their SAT scores to University of St Francis. 6% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

58% 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 1240. The average SAT score is 1135. 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 21 and 30. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.