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Gannon University Admission Requirements

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Gannon University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.9%
Admission Difficulty for Gannon University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Gannon University and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #85 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,143 out of 5,124 applicants were admitted making Gannon University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Gannon University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Gannon University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Gannon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Gannon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Gannon University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #35 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gannon University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >88%
1120 to 1220 Avg + 81%-88%
1020 to 1120 Avg - 71%-81%
920 to 1020 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 920 Low <60%
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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 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Gannon University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
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 #39 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gannon University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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 + 81%-88%
20 to 23 Avg - 71%-81%
17 to 20 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 17 Low <60%
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Gannon University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.52
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 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Gannon University accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Gannon University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

80% of Gannon University freshman were in the top half 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 21%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Gannon University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,805 2,319 5,124
Accepted 2,311 1,832 4,143
Acceptance Rate 82% 79% 81%
Enrolled 464 307 771
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 17% 19%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
181

Applicants have 181 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Gannon University Admission 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?

81% 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 1020 and 1220. 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.