Chances of getting into Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
88.1%
Admission Difficulty for Dallas Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into DBU and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #59 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,428 out of 2,757 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Dallas Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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DBU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Dallas Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1180

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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 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 41 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dallas Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >93%
1180 to 1270 Avg + 88%-93%
1090 to 1180 Avg - 81%-88%
1000 to 1090 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 1000 Low <72%
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DBU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-24 
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 24
Average ACT Score 22

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 18 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 #24 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 59 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 >93%
22 to 24 Avg + 88%-93%
20 to 22 Avg - 81%-88%
18 to 20 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 18 Low <72%
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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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as DBU accepts 88% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Dallas Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,770 987 2,757
Accepted 1,559 869 2,428
Acceptance Rate 88% 88% 88%
Enrolled 327 221 548
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 25% 23%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

88% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1270. 41% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 24. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.