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Chances of getting into Dallas Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.8%
Admission Difficulty for Dallas Baptist University
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into DBU and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #62 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,912 out of 3,241 applicants were admitted making Dallas Baptist University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Dallas Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Dallas Baptist University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DBU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Dallas Baptist University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >94%
1140 to 1250 Avg + 90%-94%
1030 to 1140 Avg - 84%-90%
920 to 1030 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 920 Low <76%
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DBU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
59%
ACT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dallas Baptist University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >94%
23 to 26 Avg + 90%-94%
21 to 23 Avg - 85%-90%
19 to 21 Reach 79%-85%
Less than 19 Low <79%
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DBU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into DBU. 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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as DBU accepts 90% of all applicants.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Dallas Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,009 1,232 3,241
Accepted 1,805 1,107 2,912
Acceptance Rate 90% 90% 90%
Enrolled 353 219 572
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 20% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dallas Baptist University is $25.

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does Dallas Baptist University prefer SAT or ACT?

41% of students submit their SAT scores to DBU. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Dallas Baptist University?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to DBU. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1030 and 1250. 41% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 21 and 26. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.