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Saint Joseph's University Admission Requirements

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Saint Joseph's University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
80%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Joseph's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Saint Joseph's University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University is 80%.  It ranks #64 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Saint Joseph's University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,111 out of 7,632 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent (SAT 1100/1290 ACT 23/29). Saint Joseph's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Saint Joseph's University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Saint Joseph's University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 70% of students submitted SAT scores and 18% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Saint Joseph's University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1100-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT 
70%
SAT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1200

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1000. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. Saint Joseph's University ranks #17 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Joseph's University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1290 and Above Good >88%
1195 to 1290 Avg + 80%-88%
1100 to 1195 Avg - 68%-80%
1005 to 1100 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 1005 Low <53%
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Saint Joseph's University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
18%
ACT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Joseph's University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Joseph's University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >88%
26 to 29 Avg + 80%-88%
23 to 26 Avg - 68%-80%
20 to 23 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 20 Low <53%
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Saint Joseph's University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.6
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Joseph's University?

Applicants require 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 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Joseph's University accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Saint Joseph's University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 23.6% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.7% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.1% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.3% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.3% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.3% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.7% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

51% 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 25%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 80%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Saint Joseph's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,179 3,453 7,632
Accepted 3,386 2,725 6,111
Acceptance Rate 81% 79% 80%
Enrolled 431 416 847
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
91

Applicants have 91 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Joseph's University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Joseph's University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Saint Joseph's University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Saint Joseph's University prefer SAT or ACT?

70% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Joseph's University. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Joseph's University?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Joseph's University. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saint Joseph's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1290. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Joseph's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 18% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.