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Chances of getting into Saint Edward's University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
88.2%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Edward's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into St. Edward's University- St. Edward's and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #57 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,003 out of 5,672 applicants were admitted making Saint Edward's 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 43 percent. Saint Edward's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Saint Edward's 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.

St. Edward's University- St. Edward's SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1245
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for Saint Edward's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Saint Edward's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 615
SAT Composite 75th 1245
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Edward's University?

Saint Edward's University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Edward's University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1245 and Above Good >93%
1152 to 1245 Avg + 88%-93%
1060 to 1152 Avg - 81%-88%
968 to 1060 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 968 Low <72%
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St. Edward's University- St. Edward's ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Saint Edward's University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Saint Edward's University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St. Edward's University- St. Edward's?

Admission data indicates that St. Edward's University- St. Edward's regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Edward's University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Edward's University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >93%
25 to 28 Avg + 88%-93%
22 to 25 Avg - 81%-88%
19 to 22 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 19 Low <72%
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St. Edward's University- St. Edward's GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Edward's University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into St. Edward's University- St. Edward's. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Edward's University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as St. Edward's University- St. Edward's accepts 88% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.53 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

54% of Saint Edward's University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Edward's University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Saint Edward's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,757 1,915 5,672
Accepted 3,309 1,694 5,003
Acceptance Rate 88% 88% 88%
Enrolled 432 265 697
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Edward's University is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Edward's University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Saint Edward's University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Edward's University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227845 IPEDS survey data for Saint Edward's University.

FAQs

Does Saint Edward's University prefer SAT or ACT?

64% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Edward's University- St. Edward's. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Edward's University?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Edward's University- St. Edward's. 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 Saint Edward's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1245. 64% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Edward's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.