Chances of getting into St John's University New York

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.1%
Admission Difficulty for St John's University New York
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into St John's and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #90 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 19,929 out of 27,276 applicants were admitted making St John's a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. St John's University New York typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% 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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St John's SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
76%
SAT Scores for St John's University New York
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for St John's University New York
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to St John's University New York?

St John's University New York typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 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

St John's University New York admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >82%
1170 to 1270 Avg + 73%-82%
1070 to 1170 Avg - 61%-73%
970 to 1070 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 970 Low <48%
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St John's ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
13%
ACT Scores for St John's University New York
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for St John's University New York
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
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 St John's?

Admission data indicates that St John's 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 #28 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St John's University New York.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St John's University New York admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >82%
26 to 29 Avg + 73%-82%
23 to 26 Avg - 61%-73%
20 to 23 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 20 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into St John's University New York. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St John's University New York was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #54 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as St John's accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted St John's University New York students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of St John's University New York freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted St John's University New York students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

St John's University New York admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,058 11,218 27,276
Accepted 11,970 7,959 19,929
Acceptance Rate 75% 71% 73%
Enrolled 1,747 1,369 3,116
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St John's University New York and what considerations affect admission decisions?

St John's University New York 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 Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at St John's University New York
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195809 IPEDS survey data for St John's University New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

76% of students submit their SAT scores to St John's. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

73% of those who apply are granted admission to St John's. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1270. 76% 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 23 and 29. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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