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Gannon University Admission Requirements

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Gannon University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for Gannon University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Gannon University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Gannon University is 79%.  It ranks #57 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Gannon University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,520 out of 4,442 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 990/1210 ACT 20/26). Gannon University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Gannon University application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

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

Gannon University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
990-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT 
83%
SAT Scores for Gannon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Gannon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Gannon University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 880. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Gannon University ranks #30 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gannon University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >88%
1100 to 1210 Avg + 79%-88%
990 to 1100 Avg - 66%-79%
880 to 990 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 880 Low <51%
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Gannon University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
38%
ACT Scores for Gannon University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Gannon University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Gannon University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gannon University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gannon University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >88%
23 to 26 Avg + 79%-88%
20 to 23 Avg - 66%-79%
17 to 20 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 17 Low <51%
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Gannon University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.63
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Gannon University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Gannon University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gannon University was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Gannon University accepts 79% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

62.67% of Gannon University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Gannon University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30.67%
Top 25% of class 62.67%
Top 50% of class 93%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Gannon University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,529 1,913 4,442
Accepted 2,096 1,424 3,520
Acceptance Rate 83% 74% 79%
Enrolled 389 245 634
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 17% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
118

Applicants have 118 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Gannon University is $25.

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Gannon University
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=212601 IPEDS survey data for Gannon University.

FAQs

Does Gannon University prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to Gannon University. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Gannon University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Gannon University. 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 Gannon University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1210. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Gannon University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.