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Chances of getting into Aquinas College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Admission Difficulty for Aquinas College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into AQ and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at AQ is 71%.  It ranks #22 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. AQ is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,314 out of 1,853 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1010/1220 ACT 20/26). Aquinas College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.53. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The AQ application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Aquinas College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 88% of students submitted SAT scores and 30% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

AQ SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

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 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. AQ ranks #10 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Aquinas College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >81%
1115 to 1220 Avg + 71%-81%
1010 to 1115 Avg - 59%-71%
905 to 1010 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 905 Low <46%
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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 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Aquinas College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 26
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 #11 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Aquinas College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >81%
23 to 26 Avg + 71%-81%
20 to 23 Avg - 59%-71%
17 to 20 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 17 Low <46%
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AQ GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.53
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Aquinas College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into AQ. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Aquinas College was 3.53 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 71% 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
4.0 18.09% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.63% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.44% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.6% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 7.8% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.89% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.55% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Applying

Admission Statistics

Aquinas College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,122 731 1,853
Accepted 828 486 1,314
Acceptance Rate 74% 66% 71%
Enrolled 170 110 280
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Aquinas College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Aquinas College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

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?

71% 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 1010 and 1220. 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.