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Your chances of getting into St. Francis College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for St. Francis College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at SFC is 85.2%.  Its admission rate is the 121st lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into SFC and can you get accepted?

St. Francis College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,826 out of the 4,488 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 990/1240 ACT 22/26). St. Francis College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.9. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into SFC?

85% 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.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to St. Francis College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.9 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school
  • Score 1120 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into St. Francis College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into SFC are to have around a 2.9 high school GPA. You can get into SFC with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 2.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SFC accepts 85% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at SFC is 2.9 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #115 in New York for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.9 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted St. Francis College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 8.2% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.3% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 10.2% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 13.1% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 21.1% Avg -
2.00 to 2.49 16.5% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 10.4% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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SFC SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. St. Francis College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for St. Francis College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 490
Composite 25th Percentile 990
SAT Scores for St. Francis College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to St. Francis College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at SFC is 1120 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 990-1240. Students who get into St. Francis College score in the top 62 percent of all SAT test takers..  SFC ranks #72 in the state of New York for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1120 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. SFC regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 990, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 860, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1120 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 1115, you have around a 85% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 92% chance of getting in.

St. Francis College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >92%
1115 to 1240 Avg + 85%-92%
990 to 1115 Avg - 75%-85%
865 to 990 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 865 Low <61%
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SFC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for St. Francis College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for St. Francis College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into SFC?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to SFC is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 26.  The school ranks #71 in New York for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

1 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St. Francis College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into SFC for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 85% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 92% with a 26 ACT score.

St. Francis College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >92%
24 to 26 Avg + 85%-92%
22 to 24 Avg - 75%-85%
20 to 22 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 20 Low <61%
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Admission Statistics

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

St. Francis College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,859 1,629 4,488
Accepted 2,509 1,317 3,826
Acceptance Rate 88% 81% 85%
Enrolled 263 146 409
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 11% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to St. Francis College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St. Francis College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

St. Francis College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at St. Francis College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because St. Francis College 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 2.9 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1120 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195173 IPEDS survey data for St. Francis College.


Does St. Francis College prefer SAT or ACT?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to SFC. 1% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into St. Francis College?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to SFC. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for St. Francis College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1240. The average SAT score is 1115. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for St. Francis College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 26. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.