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Saint Joseph's University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Saint Joseph's University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Joseph's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Saint Joseph's University and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #50 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,517 out of 8,692 applicants were admitted making Saint Joseph's University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Saint Joseph's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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 submit SAT scores and 18% submit ACT scores.

Saint Joseph's University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Saint Joseph's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1210

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 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1300 and Above Good >84%
1210 to 1300 Avg + 75%-84%
1120 to 1210 Avg - 64%-75%
1030 to 1120 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 1030 Low <51%
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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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 75%-84%
23 to 26 Avg - 64%-75%
20 to 23 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 20 Low <51%
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Saint Joseph's University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
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 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Saint Joseph's University accepts 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Joseph's University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Saint Joseph's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,725 3,967 8,692
Accepted 3,608 2,909 6,517
Acceptance Rate 76% 73% 75%
Enrolled 596 507 1,103
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 17% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission 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?

75% 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 1120 and 1300. 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.