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Chances of getting into Aquinas College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.3%
Admission Difficulty for Aquinas College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into AQ and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,305 out of 1,883 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Aquinas 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.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Aquinas College 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.

AQ SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Aquinas College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Aquinas College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >79%
1105 to 1210 Avg + 69%-79%
1000 to 1105 Avg - 57%-69%
895 to 1000 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 895 Low <44%
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AQ ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Aquinas College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Aquinas College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Aquinas College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Aquinas College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >79%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-79%
20 to 23 Avg - 57%-69%
17 to 20 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 17 Low <44%
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AQ GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Aquinas College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into AQ. 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. The school ranks #15 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as AQ accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Aquinas College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Aquinas College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,140 743 1,883
Accepted 822 483 1,305
Acceptance Rate 72% 65% 69%
Enrolled 146 116 262
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 24% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

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

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

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Aquinas College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Aquinas College and what student information is used for 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 Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Aquinas College prefer SAT or ACT?

88% of students submit their SAT scores to AQ. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Aquinas College?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to AQ. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Aquinas College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1210. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Aquinas College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.