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Marywood Admission Requirements

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Marywood University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.8%
Admission Difficulty for Marywood University
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Marywood and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #79 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,559 out of 2,005 applicants were admitted making Marywood University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Marywood University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Marywood SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
96%
SAT Scores for Marywood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Marywood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

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

Marywood University typically requires 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #40 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Marywood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >86%
1095 to 1190 Avg + 78%-86%
1000 to 1095 Avg - 68%-78%
905 to 1000 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 905 Low <55%
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Marywood ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
10%
ACT Scores for Marywood University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Marywood University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Marywood University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Marywood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >87%
25 to 29 Avg + 78%-87%
22 to 25 Avg - 69%-78%
19 to 22 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 19 Low <59%
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Marywood GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.36
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Marywood University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Marywood. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Marywood University was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #50 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Marywood accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Marywood University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 33% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% 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

84% of Marywood University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Marywood University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Marywood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,418 587 2,005
Accepted 1,106 453 1,559
Acceptance Rate 78% 77% 78%
Enrolled 244 117 361
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 26% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
53

Applicants have 53 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Marywood University Admission 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?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Marywood. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1190. 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 29. 10% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.