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Marywood Admission Requirements

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Marywood University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
82%
Admission Difficulty for Marywood University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Marywood and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Marywood is 82%.  It ranks #70 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Marywood University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,830 out of 2,231 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent (SAT 1000/1180 ACT 22/26). Marywood University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.53. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Marywood application fee is $35 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

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

Marywood SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1000-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT 
96%
SAT Scores for Marywood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Marywood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1090

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

Marywood University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 910. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Marywood ranks #35 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 96 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

Marywood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >90%
1090 to 1180 Avg + 82%-90%
1000 to 1090 Avg - 71%-82%
910 to 1000 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 910 Low <56%
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Marywood ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
10%
ACT Scores for Marywood University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Marywood University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Marywood regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Marywood University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Marywood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >90%
24 to 26 Avg + 82%-90%
22 to 24 Avg - 71%-82%
20 to 22 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 20 Low <56%
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Marywood GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.53
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Marywood University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Marywood. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Marywood University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Marywood accepts 82% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Marywood University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 22.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 34.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Marywood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,564 667 2,231
Accepted 1,285 545 1,830
Acceptance Rate 82% 82% 82%
Enrolled 268 142 410
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 26% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
147

Applicants have 147 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Marywood University is $35.

Application Requirements

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

Marywood University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Marywood 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=213826 IPEDS survey data for Marywood University.

FAQs

Does Marywood University prefer SAT or ACT?

96% of students submit their SAT scores to Marywood. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Marywood University?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Marywood. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Marywood University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1180. 96% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Marywood University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 26. 10% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.