Chances of getting into Dallas Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39.4%
Admission Difficulty for Dallas Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into DBU and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,486 out of 3,770 applicants were admitted making DBU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. Dallas Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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DBU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1160-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
44%
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1240

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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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 44 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
1310 and Above Good >52%
1235 to 1310 Avg + 39%-52%
1160 to 1235 Avg - 27%-39%
1085 to 1160 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1085 Low <18%
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DBU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
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 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 56 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
24 and Above Good >55%
21 to 24 Avg + 39%-55%
19 to 21 Avg - 29%-39%
17 to 19 Reach 21%-29%
Less than 17 Low <21%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #21 in Texas for highest average GPA. 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 Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

77% of Dallas Baptist University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Dallas Baptist University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Dallas Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,319 1,451 3,770
Accepted 943 543 1,486
Acceptance Rate 41% 37% 39%
Enrolled 347 193 540
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 36% 36%

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.