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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saint Joseph's University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Saint Joseph's University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.2%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Joseph's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Saint Joseph's University and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #76 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,925 out of 8,972 applicants were admitted making Saint Joseph's University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Saint Joseph's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Saint Joseph's University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1270

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Joseph's University?

Saint Joseph's University typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 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

Saint Joseph's University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >85%
1265 to 1350 Avg + 77%-85%
1180 to 1265 Avg - 66%-77%
1095 to 1180 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 1095 Low <54%
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Saint Joseph's University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
ACT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Saint Joseph's University?

Admission data indicates that Saint Joseph's University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Joseph's University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Joseph's University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >86%
25 to 28 Avg + 77%-86%
23 to 25 Avg - 69%-77%
21 to 23 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 21 Low <59%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Saint Joseph's University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Joseph's University was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Joseph's University accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Joseph's University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

52% of Saint Joseph's University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Joseph's University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Saint Joseph's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,833 4,139 8,972
Accepted 3,835 3,090 6,925
Acceptance Rate 79% 75% 77%
Enrolled 591 485 1,076
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 16%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Joseph's University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Saint Joseph's 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 Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Joseph's University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215770 IPEDS survey data for Saint Joseph's University.