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Your chances of getting into Concordia University Seward

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

90.8%
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Seward
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Concordia University-Seward is 90.8%.  Its admission rate is the 15th lowest in Nebraska.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Concordia University-Seward and can you get accepted?

Concordia University Seward is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,458 out of the 1,605 who applied were admitted.

Concordia University Seward typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.52. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Concordia University-Seward?

91% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Concordia University Seward you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.52 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Concordia University-Seward GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.52

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Concordia University Seward?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Concordia University-Seward are to have around a 3.52 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Concordia University-Seward accepts 91% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Concordia University-Seward is 3.52 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #6 in Nebraska for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Concordia University-Seward is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Concordia University-Seward SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Concordia University Seward. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 13% of students submitted SAT scores and 56% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1000-1250

Applicants Submitting SAT 

13%
SAT Scores for Concordia University Seward
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1000
SAT Scores for Concordia University Seward
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 640
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1250
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Concordia University Seward?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Concordia University-Seward is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1000-1250. Students who get into Concordia University Seward score in the top 60 percent of all SAT test takers..  Concordia University-Seward ranks #3 in the state of Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Concordia University-Seward regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1000, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 870, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Concordia University Seward is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1130 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1125, you have around a 91% chance of being admitted. A 1250 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 95% chance of getting in.

Concordia University Seward admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >95%
1125 to 1250 Avg + 91%-95%
1000 to 1125 Avg - 84%-91%
875 to 1000 Reach 74%-84%
Less than 875 Low <74%
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Concordia University-Seward ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

56%
ACT Scores for Concordia University Seward
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Concordia University Seward
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Concordia University-Seward?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Concordia University-Seward is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 25.  The school ranks #5 in Nebraska for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Concordia University Seward.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Concordia University Seward is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Concordia University-Seward for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 91% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 95% with a 25 ACT score.

Concordia University Seward admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >95%
22 to 25 Avg + 91%-95%
19 to 22 Avg - 84%-91%
16 to 19 Reach 74%-84%
Less than 16 Low <74%
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High School Class Rank

72% of Concordia University Seward freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 43% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Concordia University Seward students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Concordia University Seward admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 660 945 1,605
Accepted 621 837 1,458
Acceptance Rate 94% 89% 91%
Enrolled 170 165 335
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 20% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

102

Applicants have 102 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Concordia University Seward is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Concordia University Seward and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Concordia University Seward Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Concordia University Seward
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Concordia University Seward is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.52 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1130 and ACT of 22 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180984 IPEDS survey data for Concordia University Seward.

FAQs

Does Concordia University Seward prefer SAT or ACT?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to Concordia University-Seward. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Concordia University Seward?

91% of those who apply are granted admission to Concordia University-Seward. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Concordia University Seward?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1250. The average SAT score is 1125. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Concordia University Seward?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.