76%

Acceptance Rate

1120 - 1290

SAT Range

23 - 29

ACT Range

Saint Joseph's University (SJU) Admissions

The acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University is 77.2%, which means that the university is fairly clement in the admission process. The university offers bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, certificate courses, and online degree programs. Applying is the first step, and the university’s website guides through the admission process if you wish to know how the process works. You can find all the requirements for the different courses in the dedicated admission requirements section below.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

1120 - 1290

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.

70%

SAT Reading 25th

570

SAT Math 25th

550

SAT Composite 25th

1120

SAT Reading 75th

650

SAT Math 75th

640

SAT Composite 75th

1290

Average SAT Score

1205

The average SAT score of the candidates who get accepted to SJU is 1210. However, in some cases, those who have obtained a SAT score of 1120 or below could also get into the university. Around 72% of the applicants furnish their SAT scores in order to be considered for admission by the university.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

23 - 29

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.

18%

ACT Math 25th

21

ACT English 25th

23

ACT Composite 25th

23

ACT Math 75th

27

ACT English 75th

31

ACT Composite 75th

29

Average ACT Score

26

Coming to the ACT scores that candidates need to get accepted to Saint Joseph's University, the latest data suggests that one requires an average ACT score of 26. It's worth noting that the composite ACT scores of the accepted applicants often fall in the range of 23-29. To be considered for admission by Saint Joseph's University, one needs to have a minimum ACT composite score of 23. The latest information shows that 18% of the applicants submit their ACT scores for admission to this institute.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students

3.6

You need to have an average GPA of 3.63 or higher on a scale of 4 in high-school to get into Saint Joseph's University. To know more about the Grade Point Average system visit our blog.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA

Required

High School Rank

Recommended

High School Transcript

Required

College Prep Courses

Considered but not required

SAT/ACT

Recommended

Recommedations

Required

Undergraduate Admissions

SJU requires a high-school diploma/recognized equivalent for admission. Standard prep-school coursework includes the following core subject areas:

  • English - 4 years
  • Mathematics - years
  • History - years
  • Laboratory Science - years
  • World Language - years

Required Documents

  • Online Application: Common Application or Saint Joseph’s Application
  • High School Transcript(s) sent directly from your secondary school to Saint Joseph’s University
  • Letter of Academic Recommendation from a teacher or counsellor sent to SJU directly from your secondary school or the recommender
  • Personal Essay using prompts from the Common Application
  • Early Decision Agreement, if applicable, signed by you, a parent/guardian, and a school counsellor
  • Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)

Homeschool Applicants

  • Two letters of recommendation from outside applicant's immediate family
    • One letter assessing your academic ability
    • One letter attesting to after-school involvement
  • Homeschool transcript
  • Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Course outlines or syllabi
  • Homeschool Supplement Form to be completed by the adult educator or homeschool program

GED Applicants 

Driven candidates should have a battery average of 550 in the GEDs, which is the equivalent of being in the top 25% of the high school class. It is also expected that the applicant should have achieved a minimum score of 520 in each section. Along with test scores, the essay, activities and recommendations thoroughly assessed.

Optional Materials

  • ACT or SAT scores may be sent directly from the testing agency or self-reported on your application or uploaded to your SJU Admission Account. SAT scores will be super-scored; highest composite ACT score will be taken.
  • Resume or supplementary documents uploaded to your SJU Admission Account.

Interviews

Applicants can choose to meet one-on-one with a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Interviews are not mandatory and are non-evaluative. Applicants will not be at a disadvantage if they are unable to get interviewed during the application process.

 


 

International Students

The following supplemental documents, plus required optional materials must be submitted to the admissions department well within the chosen deadline: 
  • High School Transcripts: Official high school transcripts/copies certified by your high school or EducationUSA Center. Provide any national testing results, diplomas and/or certificates (e.g. GSCE, IGSCE, A-Levels, CAPE, WAEC).
  • University Transcripts: Submit official community college or university transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Provide course syllabi or descriptions for every university course.

*If transcripts are in a language other than English, please submit a notarized translation. Scanned or emailed copies are not accepted.

  • Credential Evaluation: Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must undergo a course-by-course evaluation conducted by an independent credential evaluation agency. These agencies must be members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Students attending U.S. schools abroad or international schools following a U.S. curriculum abroad do not need to submit a credential evaluation; other exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Transfer Recommendation Form completed by your current or most recent community college or university.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Optional Materials: Freshmen and Transfer Students

  • ACT/SAT scores may be sent directly from the testing agency or self-reported on the application or uploaded to the SJU Admission Account. SAT scores will be super-scored, and the highest composite ACT score will be taken.
  • Resume uploaded to the SJU Admission Account

Interviews: Freshmen

Applicants can choose to meet one-on-one with a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Interviews are not mandatory, and applicants will not be at a disadvantage if they are unable to interview during the application process.

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Feb

Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.

$50

Early Decision Deadline

1-Nov

Early Action Deadline

1-Nov

Offer Action Deadline

Yes

Offers Early Decision

Yes

Application Website

https://www.sju.edu/apply-request-information

Accepts Common App

Yes

Accepts Coalition App

No

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is accepting applications for Fall 2020 beyond the Regular Decision deadline.

Application Preferred Deadline

  • Fall Enrollment: February 1
  • Early Decision - I: November 15
  • Early Decision - II: January 15

Admission Statistics

WomenMenTotal
Applied4,8374,0068,843
Accepted3,7493,0006,749
Acceptance Rate78%75%76%
Enrolled6225071129
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)17%17%17%

Admission Statistics

Applied

Women

4,837

Men

4,006

Total

8,843

Accepted

Women

3,749

Men

3,000

Total

6,749

Acceptance Rate

Women

78%

Men

75%

Total

76%

Enrolled

Women

622

Men

507

Total

1129

Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)

Women

17%

Men

17%

Total

17%

Credits Accepted

AP Credit

Yes

Dual Credit

NA

Credit for Life Experiences

Yes

Many universities incentivize students in the US by helping them gain university credit by taking certain courses which are available for them in high school. CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit), and AP Credit are the names of some of the famous courses that are programmed for the students in the US universities. Policy regarding these credits is, however, not the same in all the colleges as every university has its own policy. These courses help the students to get a higher GPA, increase their chances of completing a degree, and also help in the completion of a degree in a shorter time. To avail these above-mentioned credits, students have to visit collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to any university of their choice.

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