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Chances of getting into University of the Sciences

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
71%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Sciences
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into USciences and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at USciences is 71%.  It ranks #35 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. USciences is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,234 out of 3,129 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1110/1320 ACT 22/29). University of the Sciences typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The USciences application fee is $0 and applications are due by Apr 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of the Sciences is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

USciences SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1110-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT 
95%
SAT Scores for University of the Sciences
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for University of the Sciences
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of the Sciences typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1220 out of 1600. USciences ranks #14 in Pennsylvania and #225 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 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

University of the Sciences admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >82%
1215 to 1320 Avg + 71%-82%
1110 to 1215 Avg - 56%-71%
1005 to 1110 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 1005 Low <40%
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USciences ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
21%
ACT Scores for University of the Sciences
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of the Sciences
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into USciences?

Admission data indicates that USciences regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #20 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of the Sciences.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of the Sciences admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >84%
25 to 29 Avg + 71%-84%
22 to 25 Avg - 59%-71%
19 to 22 Reach 45%-59%
Less than 19 Low <45%
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USciences GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.7
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of the Sciences?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into USciences. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of the Sciences was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as USciences accepts 71% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of the Sciences admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,229 900 3,129
Accepted 1,596 638 2,234
Acceptance Rate 72% 71% 71%
Enrolled 225 100 325
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
77

Applicants have 77 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

University of the Sciences Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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 the Sciences
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215132 IPEDS survey data for University of the Sciences.

FAQs

Does University of the Sciences prefer SAT or ACT?

95% of students submit their SAT scores to USciences. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of the Sciences?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to USciences. Admission competition is low 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 the Sciences?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1320. 95% 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 the Sciences?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.