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University of Scranton Admission Requirements

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into University of Scranton

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
79%
Admission Difficulty for University of Scranton
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of Scranton and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of Scranton is 79%.  It ranks #60 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Scranton is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 7,315 out of 9,291 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 1100/1280 ACT 23/28). University of Scranton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Scranton application fee is $0 and applications are due by Mar 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Scranton is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

University of Scranton SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1100-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT 
81%
SAT Scores for University of Scranton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
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 1190

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 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. University of Scranton 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >88%
1190 to 1280 Avg + 79%-88%
1100 to 1190 Avg - 66%-79%
1010 to 1100 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 1010 Low <51%
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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 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Scranton
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
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 #21 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Scranton.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Scranton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >89%
25 to 28 Avg + 79%-89%
23 to 25 Avg - 69%-79%
21 to 23 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 21 Low <57%
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University of Scranton GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of Scranton. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Scranton was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 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 University of Scranton accepts 79% 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 
4.0 19.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 26.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% 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

63% 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 35%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Scranton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,649 3,469 9,291
Accepted 4,408 2,907 7,315
Acceptance Rate 78% 84% 79%
Enrolled 540 355 895
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 12% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Scranton is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

University of Scranton Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
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?

79% 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 1100 and 1280. 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 23 and 28. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.