Chances of getting into Saint Josephs College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.8%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Josephs College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into SJC and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,157 out of 1,506 applicants were admitted making Saint Josephs College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Saint Josephs College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SJC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for Saint Josephs College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Saint Josephs College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1030

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Josephs College?

Saint Josephs College typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. 51 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 Josephs College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >85%
1030 to 1130 Avg + 77%-85%
930 to 1030 Avg - 66%-77%
830 to 930 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 830 Low <54%
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SJC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Saint Josephs College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Saint Josephs College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that SJC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 #28 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Josephs College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Josephs College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >87%
22 to 24 Avg + 77%-87%
21 to 22 Avg - 70%-77%
20 to 21 Reach 62%-70%
Less than 20 Low <62%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Saint Josephs College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Josephs College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SJC accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Josephs College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of Saint Josephs College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Josephs College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

Saint Josephs College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 693 813 1,506
Accepted 540 617 1,157
Acceptance Rate 78% 76% 77%
Enrolled 87 140 227
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 23% 20%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Josephs College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Josephs College
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=152363 IPEDS survey data for Saint Josephs College.

Frequently Asked Questions

51% of students submit their SAT scores to SJC. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

77% of those who apply are granted admission to SJC. Admission competition is 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 930 and 1130. 51% 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 21 and 24. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.