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AQ Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

74.5%
Admission Difficulty for Aquinas College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into AQ? The school has a 75% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,397 out of 1,875 applicants were admitted making AQ a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Aquinas College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1100-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Estimated Average SAT 1200
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Aquinas College?

Aquinas College typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 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

Aquinas College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >84%
1195 to 1290 Avg + 75%-84%
1100 to 1195 Avg - 64%-75%
1005 to 1100 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 1005 Low <51%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for Aquinas College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Aquinas College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Estimated Average ACT 24
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that AQ 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 18 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. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Aquinas College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Aquinas College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 75%-84%
21 to 24 Avg - 64%-75%
18 to 21 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 18 Low <51%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Aquinas College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Aquinas College was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as AQ accepts 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Aquinas College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

77% of Aquinas College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Aquinas College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Aquinas College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,174 701 1,875
Accepted 891 506 1,397
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 75%
Enrolled 183 131 314
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 26% 22%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Aquinas 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=168786 IPEDS survey data for Aquinas College.