DBU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Dallas Baptist University
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.
Sponsored by Cappex
Find out which students are getting accepted at DBU, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.Calculate My Chances
DBU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT44%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
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 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.
|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%|
DBU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT56%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
77% of Dallas Baptist University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||37%||36%||36%|
What are the requirements for admission to Dallas Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.