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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Philadelphia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.7%
Admission Difficulty for Philadelphia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Philadelphia University and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,235 out of 3,746 applicants were admitted making Philadelphia University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. Philadelphia 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.

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Philadelphia University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for Philadelphia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Philadelphia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Philadelphia University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Philadelphia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >72%
1195 to 1280 Avg + 60%-72%
1110 to 1195 Avg - 47%-60%
1025 to 1110 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1025 Low <34%
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Philadelphia University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for Philadelphia University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Philadelphia University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Philadelphia University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #35 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Philadelphia University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Philadelphia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >72%
24 to 27 Avg + 60%-72%
21 to 24 Avg - 47%-60%
18 to 21 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 18 Low <34%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.43
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Philadelphia University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Philadelphia University was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Philadelphia University accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Philadelphia University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

78% of Philadelphia University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Philadelphia University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Philadelphia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,445 1,301 3,746
Accepted 1,501 734 2,235
Acceptance Rate 61% 56% 60%
Enrolled 331 173 504
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Philadelphia University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Philadelphia 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=215099 IPEDS survey data for Philadelphia University.

Frequently Asked Questions

63% of students submit their SAT scores to Philadelphia University. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Philadelphia University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1280. 63% 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 21 and 27. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.