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Southwestern Adventist University Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Southwestern Adventist University

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into Southwestern Adventist University? Southwestern Adventist University is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Southwestern Adventist University directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Southwestern Adventist University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.3

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southwestern Adventist University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Southwestern Adventist University are to have around a 3.3 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Southwestern Adventist University accepts 58% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Southwestern Adventist University is 3.3 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #49 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Southwestern Adventist University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Southwestern Adventist University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Southwestern Adventist University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 43% of students submitted SAT scores and 20% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

900-1130

Applicants Submitting SAT 

43%
SAT Scores for Southwestern Adventist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 430
Composite 25th Percentile 900
SAT Scores for Southwestern Adventist University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 580
Math 75th Percentile 550
Composite 75th Percentile 1130
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Southwestern Adventist University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Southwestern Adventist University is 1020 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 900-1130. Students who get into Southwestern Adventist University score in the top 78 percent of all SAT test takers..  Southwestern Adventist University ranks #43 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1020 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Southwestern Adventist University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 900, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 780, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Southwestern Adventist University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1020 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1015, you have around a 58% chance of being admitted. A 1130 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 72% chance of getting in.

Southwestern Adventist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1130 and Above Good >72%
1015 to 1130 Avg + 58%-72%
900 to 1015 Avg - 42%-58%
785 to 900 Reach 28%-42%
Less than 785 Low <28%
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Southwestern Adventist University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

20%
ACT Scores for Southwestern Adventist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Southwestern Adventist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Southwestern Adventist University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Southwestern Adventist University is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 25.  The school ranks #43 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 12.

20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwestern Adventist University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Southwestern Adventist University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Southwestern Adventist University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 58% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 74% with a 25 ACT score.

Southwestern Adventist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >74%
20 to 25 Avg + 58%-74%
16 to 20 Avg - 44%-58%
12 to 16 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 12 Low <31%
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Applying

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

161

Applicants have 161 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southwestern Adventist University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southwestern Adventist University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southwestern Adventist University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
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 Southwestern Adventist University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228468 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern Adventist University.

FAQs

Does Southwestern Adventist University prefer SAT or ACT?

43% of students submit their SAT scores to Southwestern Adventist University. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southwestern Adventist University?

Southwestern Adventist University has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.