Chances of getting into St John's College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for St John's College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into St John's and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 526 out of 913 applicants were admitted making St John's a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. St John's College typically accepts and attracts "A-" 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.

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St John's SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for St John's College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for St John's College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1330

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to St John's College?

St John's College typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. 56 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

St John's College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >70%
1330 to 1460 Avg + 58%-70%
1200 to 1330 Avg - 45%-58%
1070 to 1200 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1070 Low <32%
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St John's ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for St John's College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for St John's College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St John's?

Admission data indicates that St John's regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St John's College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St John's College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >71%
28 to 33 Avg + 58%-71%
24 to 28 Avg - 46%-58%
20 to 24 Reach 35%-46%
Less than 20 Low <35%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into St John's College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St John's College was 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as St John's accepts 58% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

77% of St John's College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted St John's College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

St John's College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 506 407 913
Accepted 298 228 526
Acceptance Rate 59% 56% 58%
Enrolled 60 62 122
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 27% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St John's College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at St John's College
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for St John's College.

Frequently Asked Questions

56% of students submit their SAT scores to St John's. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

58% of those who apply are granted admission to St John's. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1460. 56% 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 24 and 33. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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