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University of St Thomas Admission Requirements

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Chances of getting into University of St Thomas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of St Thomas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of St Thomas and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,758 out of 7,163 applicants were admitted making University of St Thomas an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. University of St Thomas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% 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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University of St Thomas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for University of St Thomas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for University of St Thomas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of St Thomas?

University of St Thomas typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of St Thomas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >87%
1255 to 1380 Avg + 80%-87%
1130 to 1255 Avg - 70%-80%
1005 to 1130 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 1005 Low <58%
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University of St Thomas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for University of St Thomas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of St Thomas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of St Thomas?

Admission data indicates that University of St Thomas 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 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of St Thomas.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of St Thomas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >88%
26 to 29 Avg + 80%-88%
24 to 26 Avg - 72%-80%
22 to 24 Reach 63%-72%
Less than 22 Low <63%
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University of St Thomas GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.55
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of St Thomas?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of St Thomas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of St Thomas was 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.55 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of St Thomas accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of St Thomas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

86% of University of St Thomas freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of St Thomas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of St Thomas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,842 3,321 7,163
Accepted 3,053 2,705 5,758
Acceptance Rate 79% 81% 80%
Enrolled 848 911 1,759
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 34% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of St Thomas and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of St Thomas
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota

V
Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin

D
Dordt College

Sioux Center, Iowa

C
Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, Minnesota

D
Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa

B
Beloit College

Beloit, Wisconsin

C
Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174914 IPEDS survey data for University of St Thomas.

FAQs

Does University of St Thomas prefer SAT or ACT?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to University of St Thomas. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of St Thomas?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to University of St Thomas. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of St Thomas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1380. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of St Thomas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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