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Saint Louis University-Main Campus Admission Requirements

Saint Louis, Missouri

Chances of getting into Saint Louis University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.5%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Louis University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Saint Louis University-Main Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,698 out of 15,120 applicants were admitted making Saint Louis University-Main Campus a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Saint Louis University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Saint Louis University-Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
32%
SAT Scores for Saint Louis University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Saint Louis University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1280

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Louis University Main Campus?

Saint Louis University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 32 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

Saint Louis University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >70%
1275 to 1370 Avg + 58%-70%
1180 to 1275 Avg - 45%-58%
1085 to 1180 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1085 Low <32%
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Saint Louis University-Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
83%
ACT Scores for Saint Louis University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Saint Louis University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Saint Louis University-Main Campus?

Admission data indicates that Saint Louis University-Main Campus regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Louis University Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Louis University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >70%
28 to 31 Avg + 58%-70%
25 to 28 Avg - 45%-58%
22 to 25 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 22 Low <32%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.77
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Saint Louis University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Louis University Main Campus was 3.77 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Saint Louis University-Main Campus accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Louis University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 57% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% of Saint Louis University Main Campus freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Louis University Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 38%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Saint Louis University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,911 6,209 15,120
Accepted 5,257 3,441 8,698
Acceptance Rate 59% 55% 58%
Enrolled 966 551 1,517
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 16% 17%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 20, 2020
Days left to Apply
78

Applicants have 78 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 20, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Saint Louis University-Main Campus before the Aug 20 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Louis University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Louis University Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179159 IPEDS survey data for Saint Louis University Main Campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

32% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Louis University-Main Campus. 83% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

58% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Louis University-Main Campus. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1370. 32% 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 25 and 31. 83% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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