Saint Joseph's University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Saint Joseph's University
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT66%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1180|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Saint Joseph's University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT28%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.51
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
52% of Saint Joseph's University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||16%||16%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply137
Applicants have 137 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Saint Joseph's University before the Feb 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Saint Joseph's University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.