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Saint Anselm College Admission Requirements

Manchester, New Hampshire

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Chances of getting into Saint Anselm College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.2%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Anselm College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Saint Anselm College and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,811 out of 3,740 applicants were admitted making Saint Anselm College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent. Saint Anselm College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Saint Anselm College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 55% of students submit SAT scores and 10% submit ACT scores.

Saint Anselm College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
55%
SAT Scores for Saint Anselm College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Saint Anselm College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Anselm College?

Saint Anselm College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in New Hampshire for highest average SAT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Anselm College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >84%
1220 to 1300 Avg + 75%-84%
1140 to 1220 Avg - 64%-75%
1060 to 1140 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 1060 Low <51%
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Saint Anselm College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
10%
ACT Scores for Saint Anselm College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Saint Anselm College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
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 Saint Anselm College?

Admission data indicates that Saint Anselm College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 #2 in New Hampshire for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Anselm College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Anselm College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 75%-84%
23 to 26 Avg - 64%-75%
20 to 23 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 20 Low <51%
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Saint Anselm College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Anselm College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Saint Anselm College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Anselm College was 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in New Hampshire for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.22 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Anselm College accepts 75% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Saint Anselm College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 8% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 26% Good
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

58% of Saint Anselm College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Anselm College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 58%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Saint Anselm College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,313 1,427 3,740
Accepted 1,665 1,146 2,811
Acceptance Rate 72% 80% 75%
Enrolled 322 187 509
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 16% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
98

Applicants have 98 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Anselm College is $50.

Admission Requirements

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

Saint Anselm College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Anselm College
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=183239 IPEDS survey data for Saint Anselm College.

FAQs

Does Saint Anselm College prefer SAT or ACT?

55% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Anselm College. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Anselm College?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Anselm College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saint Anselm College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1300. 55% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Anselm College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 10% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.