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Loretto, Pennsylvania

Saint Francis University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Saint Francis University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.4%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Francis University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Saint Francis University and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #64 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,286 out of 1,706 applicants were admitted making Saint Francis 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 51 percent. Saint Francis University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% 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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Saint Francis University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Saint Francis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Saint Francis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

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

Saint Francis University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Francis University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >84%
1145 to 1250 Avg + 75%-84%
1040 to 1145 Avg - 64%-75%
935 to 1040 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 935 Low <51%
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Saint Francis University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Saint Francis University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Saint Francis 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 Saint Francis University?

Admission data indicates that Saint Francis 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 #48 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Francis University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Francis University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >84%
23 to 26 Avg + 75%-84%
20 to 23 Avg - 64%-75%
17 to 20 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 17 Low <51%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.57
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Saint Francis University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Francis University was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Francis University accepts 75% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Francis University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 45% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

60% of Saint Francis University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Francis University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 60%
Bottom 50% of class 40%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Saint Francis University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,045 661 1,706
Accepted 814 472 1,286
Acceptance Rate 78% 71% 75%
Enrolled 220 123 343
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 26% 27%

Admission Requirements

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

Saint Francis 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 Saint Francis 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=215743 IPEDS survey data for Saint Francis University.

Frequently Asked Questions

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Francis University. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Francis University. Admission competition is 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 1040 and 1250. 87% 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 20 and 26. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.