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Stritch Admission Requirements

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chances of getting into Cardinal Stritch University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.9%
Admission Difficulty for Cardinal Stritch University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Stritch and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 669 out of 943 applicants were admitted making Stritch a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Cardinal Stritch University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Stritch SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1020
Applicants Submitting SAT
14%
SAT Scores for Cardinal Stritch University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Cardinal Stritch University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1020
Average SAT Score 950

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cardinal Stritch University?

Cardinal Stritch University typically requires applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cardinal Stritch University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1020 and Above Good >81%
945 to 1020 Avg + 71%-81%
870 to 945 Avg - 59%-71%
795 to 870 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 795 Low <46%
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Stritch ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
85%
ACT Scores for Cardinal Stritch University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Cardinal Stritch University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Stritch?

Admission data indicates that Stritch regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #27 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cardinal Stritch University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cardinal Stritch University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >81%
20 to 22 Avg + 71%-81%
18 to 20 Avg - 59%-71%
16 to 18 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 16 Low <46%
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Stritch GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.08
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Cardinal Stritch University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Stritch. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cardinal Stritch University was 3.08 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Stritch accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cardinal Stritch University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 12% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 6% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

69% of Cardinal Stritch University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Cardinal Stritch University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 69%
Bottom 50% of class 31%
Bottom 25% of class 7%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Cardinal Stritch University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 638 305 943
Accepted 456 213 669
Acceptance Rate 71% 70% 71%
Enrolled 103 53 156
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

Cardinal Stritch University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank 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 Cardinal Stritch University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
K
Kuyper College

Grand Rapids, Michigan

K
Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, Kentucky

K
Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Kentucky

O
Oak Hills Christian College

Bemidji, Minnesota

A
Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Kentucky

M
Mount Marty College

Yankton, South Dakota

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238430 IPEDS survey data for Cardinal Stritch University.

FAQs

Does Cardinal Stritch University prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Stritch. 85% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Cardinal Stritch University?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Stritch. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Cardinal Stritch University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1020. 14% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Cardinal Stritch University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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