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University of Scranton Admission Requirements

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into University of Scranton

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Scranton
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of Scranton and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #57 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,296 out of 9,968 applicants were admitted making University of Scranton 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. University of Scranton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% 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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University of Scranton SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for University of Scranton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for University of Scranton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1200

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Scranton?

University of Scranton typically requires 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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

University of Scranton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >82%
1200 to 1280 Avg + 73%-82%
1120 to 1200 Avg - 61%-73%
1040 to 1120 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1040 Low <48%
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University of Scranton ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for University of Scranton
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Scranton
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
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 University of Scranton?

Admission data indicates that University of Scranton 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 #24 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Scranton.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Scranton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >84%
25 to 28 Avg + 73%-84%
23 to 25 Avg - 64%-73%
21 to 23 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 21 Low <54%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.37
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Scranton. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Scranton was 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #47 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Scranton accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Scranton students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

59% of University of Scranton freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Scranton students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

University of Scranton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,130 3,838 9,968
Accepted 4,322 2,974 7,296
Acceptance Rate 71% 77% 73%
Enrolled 551 404 955
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 14% 13%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Scranton and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Scranton Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Scranton
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215929 IPEDS survey data for University of Scranton.

Frequently Asked Questions

81% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Scranton. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

73% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Scranton. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1280. 81% 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 23 and 28. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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