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Chances of getting into Dallas Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
99%
Admission Difficulty for Dallas Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into DBU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at DBU is 99%.  It ranks #70 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Dallas Baptist University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,637 out of 4,704 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 980/1200 ACT 20/27). Dallas Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.48. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Dallas Baptist University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

DBU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
980-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT 
41%
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1090

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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. DBU ranks #26 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >99%
1090 to 1200 Avg + 99%-99%
980 to 1090 Avg - 98%-99%
870 to 980 Reach 96%-98%
Less than 870 Low <96%
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DBU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-27 
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 20
ACT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dallas Baptist University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >99%
23 to 27 Avg + 99%-99%
20 to 23 Avg - 98%-99%
17 to 20 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 17 Low <97%
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DBU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.48
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into DBU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dallas Baptist University was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as DBU accepts 99% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Dallas Baptist University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 23.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.5% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.5% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

72% 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 18%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Dallas Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,099 1,605 4,704
Accepted 3,055 1,582 4,637
Acceptance Rate 99% 99% 99%
Enrolled 383 233 616
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 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?

99% of those who apply are granted admission to DBU. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 980 and 1200. 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 20 and 27. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.