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Saint Louis University-Main Campus Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Saint Louis University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
56%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Louis University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Saint Louis University-Main Campus and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Saint Louis University-Main Campus is 56%.  It ranks #7 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Saint Louis University-Main Campus is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 9,208 out of 16,580 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1160/1370 ACT 25/31). Saint Louis University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.94. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Saint Louis University-Main Campus application fee is $0 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Saint Louis University Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Saint Louis University-Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1160-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT 
32%
SAT Scores for Saint Louis University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1160
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 1270

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1050. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. Saint Louis University-Main Campus ranks #3 in Missouri and #151 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >71%
1265 to 1370 Avg + 56%-71%
1160 to 1265 Avg - 40%-56%
1055 to 1160 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 1055 Low <26%
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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 and #150 in the U.S. 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >71%
28 to 31 Avg + 56%-71%
25 to 28 Avg - 40%-56%
22 to 25 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 22 Low <26%
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Saint Louis University-Main Campus GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.94
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Louis University Main Campus?

Applicants require 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 3.94 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 56% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Saint Louis University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 51.88% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 19.27% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 12.41% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.46% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.55% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.22% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.2% 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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High School Class Rank

70% 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 39%
Top 25% of class 70%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Saint Louis University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,082 6,498 16,580
Accepted 5,590 3,618 9,208
Acceptance Rate 55% 56% 56%
Enrolled 971 571 1,542
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 16% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
86

Applicants have 86 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Louis University Main Campus is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Louis University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Saint Louis University Main Campus Application 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 Required

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.

FAQs

Does Saint Louis University Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Saint Louis University Main Campus?

56% 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.

What SAT score is required for Saint Louis University Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1370. 32% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Louis University Main Campus?

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.