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Your chances of getting into University of the Sciences

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for University of the Sciences
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at USciences is 61.3%.  Its admission rate is the 20th lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into USciences and can you get accepted?

USciences is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 2,234 out of the 3,643 who applied were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 43 percent on standardized admission tests. University of the Sciences typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into USciences?

61% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of the Sciences you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.63 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1220 on the SAT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

USciences GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into USciences are to have around a 3.63 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as USciences accepts 61% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at USciences is 3.63 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #23 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since USciences is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.63 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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USciences SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of the Sciences. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 40% of students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for University of the Sciences
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 550
Math 25th Percentile 540
Composite 25th Percentile 1090
SAT Scores for University of the Sciences
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 660
Math 75th Percentile 680
Composite 75th Percentile 1340
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at USciences is 1220 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1090-1340. Students who get into University of the Sciences score in the top 43 percent of all SAT test takers..  USciences ranks #18 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1220 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. USciences regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1090, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 960, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of the Sciences is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1220 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1215, you have around a 61% chance of being admitted. A 1340 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 75% chance of getting in.

University of the Sciences admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1340 and Above Good >75%
1215 to 1340 Avg + 61%-75%
1090 to 1215 Avg - 45%-61%
965 to 1090 Reach 30%-45%
Less than 965 Low <30%
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USciences ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for University of the Sciences
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for University of the Sciences
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of the Sciences admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,222 907 3,643
Accepted 1,631 603 2,234
Acceptance Rate 73% 66% 61%
Enrolled 218 97 315
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

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 Considered but not 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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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


Does University of the Sciences prefer SAT or ACT?

40% of students submit their SAT scores to USciences.

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

61% 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 1090 and 1340. The average SAT score is 1215. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.