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University of Scranton Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Scranton

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Scranton
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into University of Scranton and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #76 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,285 out of 9,545 applicants were admitted making University of Scranton 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 32 percent. University of Scranton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

University of Scranton SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1310
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 650
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Scranton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >84%
1215 to 1310 Avg + 76%-84%
1120 to 1215 Avg - 65%-76%
1025 to 1120 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 1025 Low <52%
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University of Scranton ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
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 24
ACT Scores for University of Scranton
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 University of Scranton?

Admission data indicates that University of Scranton regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 #17 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Scranton.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Scranton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >86%
26 to 29 Avg + 76%-86%
24 to 26 Avg - 67%-76%
22 to 24 Reach 58%-67%
Less than 22 Low <58%
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University of Scranton GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into University of Scranton?

Applicants require 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 grades are above the average 3.37 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Scranton accepts 76% of all applicants.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Scranton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,944 3,601 9,545
Accepted 4,355 2,930 7,285
Acceptance Rate 73% 81% 76%
Enrolled 584 425 1,009
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Scranton and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Scranton prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Scranton?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Scranton. 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 University of Scranton?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1310. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Scranton?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.