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DBU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

43.1%
Admission Difficulty for Dallas Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into DBU? The school has a 43% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,405 out of 3,259 applicants were admitted making DBU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Dallas Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1110-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
38%
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1260
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dallas Baptist University?

Dallas Baptist University typically requires 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 1035. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1185 out of 1600. 38 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >56%
1185 to 1260 Avg + 43%-56%
1110 to 1185 Avg - 31%-43%
1035 to 1110 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1035 Low <21%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
62%
ACT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 25
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that DBU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dallas Baptist University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >56%
22 to 25 Avg + 43%-56%
19 to 22 Avg - 31%-43%
16 to 19 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 16 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Dallas Baptist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dallas Baptist University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to DBU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Dallas Baptist University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Dallas Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,959 1,300 3,259
Accepted 876 529 1,405
Acceptance Rate 45% 41% 43%
Enrolled 314 213 527
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 40% 38%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dallas Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dallas Baptist University
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=224226 IPEDS survey data for Dallas Baptist University.