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Chances of getting into University of St Thomas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of St Thomas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into University of St Thomas and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #55 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 961 out of 1,101 applicants were admitted making University of St Thomas 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 49 percent. University of St Thomas 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 quarter of their high school class.

University of St Thomas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1058-1243
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for University of St Thomas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 538
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1058
SAT Scores for University of St Thomas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 623
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1243
Average SAT Score 1150

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of St Thomas?

University of St Thomas typically requires applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1058 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 #19 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of St Thomas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1243 and Above Good >92%
1150 to 1243 Avg + 87%-92%
1058 to 1150 Avg - 80%-87%
966 to 1058 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 966 Low <70%
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University of St Thomas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
23%
ACT Scores for University of St Thomas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of St Thomas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of St Thomas?

Admission data indicates that University of St Thomas 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of St Thomas.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of St Thomas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >92%
23 to 26 Avg + 87%-92%
20 to 23 Avg - 80%-87%
17 to 20 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 17 Low <70%
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University of St Thomas GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of St Thomas?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of St Thomas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of St Thomas was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of St Thomas accepts 87% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of St Thomas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

53% of University of St Thomas freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of St Thomas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 53%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 71%
Bottom 50% of class 29%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of St Thomas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 730 371 1,101
Accepted 641 320 961
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 87%
Enrolled 209 134 343
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 42% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of St Thomas and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of St Thomas Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of St Thomas
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=227863 IPEDS survey data for University of St Thomas.

FAQs

Does University of St Thomas prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to University of St Thomas. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of St Thomas?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to University of St Thomas. 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 University of St Thomas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1058 and 1243. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of St Thomas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.