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Chances of getting into Southwestern Christian University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.1%
Admission Difficulty for Southwestern Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into SCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 211 out of 340 applicants were admitted making SCU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Southwestern Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 54% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Southwestern Christian University is a prized outcome for many students.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Southwestern Christian University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1085
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for Southwestern Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 475
SAT Math 25th 425
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Southwestern Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 545
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1085
Average SAT Score 990

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southwestern Christian University?

Southwestern Christian University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southwestern Christian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1085 and Above Good >74%
992 to 1085 Avg + 62%-74%
900 to 992 Avg - 49%-62%
808 to 900 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 808 Low <36%
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SCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Southwestern Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Southwestern Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SCU?

Admission data indicates that SCU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwestern Christian University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southwestern Christian University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >74%
18 to 20 Avg + 62%-74%
16 to 18 Avg - 49%-62%
14 to 16 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 14 Low <36%
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SCU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.99*
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Southwestern Christian University?

You can get into SCU with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southwestern Christian University was 2.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SCU accepts 62% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 2.99 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Southwestern Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 167 173 340
Accepted 94 117 211
Acceptance Rate 56% 68% 62%
Enrolled 49 65 114
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 52% 56% 54%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southwestern Christian University is $0.

Admission Requirements

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

Southwestern Christian University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southwestern Christian University
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=207856 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern Christian University.

FAQs

Does Southwestern Christian University prefer SAT or ACT?

15% of students submit their SAT scores to SCU. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southwestern Christian University?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to SCU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Southwestern Christian University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1085. 15% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southwestern Christian University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 20. 53% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.