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Your chances of getting into Dallas Baptist University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Dallas Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at DBU is 94%.  Its admission rate is the 56th lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

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

Dallas Baptist University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 6,501 out of the 6,916 who applied were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 64 percent on standardized admission tests. Dallas Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.46. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into DBU?

94% 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.

Admission Requirements in Brief

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

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.46 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1070 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Dallas Baptist University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into DBU are to have around a 3.46 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as DBU accepts 94% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at DBU is 3.46 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 #27 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since DBU 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 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Dallas Baptist University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 15.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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DBU SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Dallas Baptist University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 44% of students submitted SAT scores and 25% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 470
Composite 25th Percentile 940
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1200
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Dallas Baptist University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at DBU is 1070 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 940-1200. Students who get into Dallas Baptist University score in the top 71 percent of all SAT test takers..  DBU ranks #29 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1070 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. DBU regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 940, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 810, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Dallas Baptist University 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 1070 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 1070, you have around a 94% chance of being admitted. A 1200 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 97% chance of getting in.

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >97%
1070 to 1200 Avg + 94%-97%
940 to 1070 Avg - 89%-94%
810 to 940 Reach 81%-89%
Less than 810 Low <81%
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DBU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to DBU is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 26.  The school ranks #21 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dallas Baptist University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Dallas Baptist University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into DBU for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 94% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 97% with a 26 ACT score.

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >97%
22 to 26 Avg + 94%-97%
19 to 22 Avg - 90%-94%
16 to 19 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 16 Low <84%
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Admission Statistics

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

Dallas Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,495 2,421 6,916
Accepted 4,225 2,276 6,501
Acceptance Rate 94% 94% 94%
Enrolled 412 274 686
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 12% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dallas Baptist University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Dallas Baptist University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Dallas Baptist University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.46 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1070 and ACT of 22 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=224226 IPEDS survey data for Dallas Baptist University.


Does Dallas Baptist University prefer SAT or ACT?

44% of students submit their SAT scores to DBU. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Dallas Baptist University?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to DBU. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Dallas Baptist University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1200. The average SAT score is 1070. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Dallas Baptist University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.