Chances of getting into Southwestern Christian University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Southwestern Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into SCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 456 out of 569 applicants were admitted making Southwestern Christian University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming 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. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Southwestern Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Southwestern Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1080
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 requires 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. 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

Southwestern Christian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >87%
990 to 1080 Avg + 80%-87%
900 to 990 Avg - 70%-80%
810 to 900 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 810 Low <58%
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SCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Southwestern Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Southwestern Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
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 21 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southwestern Christian University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >88%
18 to 21 Avg + 80%-88%
16 to 18 Avg - 72%-80%
14 to 16 Reach 63%-72%
Less than 14 Low <63%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You can get into Southwestern Christian University 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 grades are above the average 2.99 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SCU accepts 80% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Southwestern Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 248 321 569
Accepted 193 263 456
Acceptance Rate 78% 82% 80%
Enrolled 48 96 144
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 37% 32%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southwestern Christian University and what considerations affect 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 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern Christian University.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

80% of those who apply are granted admission to SCU. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1080. 15% 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 16 and 21. 53% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.