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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Chances of getting into Cardinal Stritch University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
77%
Admission Difficulty for Cardinal Stritch University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Stritch and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Stritch is 77%.  It ranks #14 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Cardinal Stritch University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 566 out of 736 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent (SAT 975/1100 ACT 17/23). Cardinal Stritch University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.1. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Stritch application fee is $0 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Cardinal Stritch University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Stritch SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
975-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT 
14%
SAT Scores for Cardinal Stritch University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 505
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 975
SAT Scores for Cardinal Stritch University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 565
SAT Math 75th 535
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1040

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 975 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. Stritch ranks #14 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cardinal Stritch University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1100 and Above Good >86%
1037 to 1100 Avg + 77%-86%
975 to 1037 Avg - 64%-77%
913 to 975 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 913 Low <48%
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Stritch ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
85%
ACT Scores for Cardinal Stritch University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Cardinal Stritch University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 23
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cardinal Stritch University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >86%
20 to 23 Avg + 77%-86%
17 to 20 Avg - 64%-77%
14 to 17 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 14 Low <48%
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Stritch GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.1
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 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #32 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Stritch accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cardinal Stritch University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 2.7% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.2% Good
3.50 to 3.74 10.8% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.5% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 21.6% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 27.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.8% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.4% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

74.1% 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 22%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Cardinal Stritch University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 484 252 736
Accepted 387 179 566
Acceptance Rate 80% 71% 77%
Enrolled 46 31 77
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 17% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Cardinal Stritch University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Cardinal Stritch University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor 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

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?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Stritch. Admission competition is 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 975 and 1100. 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 17 and 23. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.