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Cardinal Stritch University Admissions

If you want to apply to Cardinal Stritch University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Cardinal Stritch University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Cardinal Stritch University's admissions stats.

Cardinal Stritch University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
Waitlist No

Continue reading for more information on Cardinal Stritch University's admissions stats.

Applying Early to Cardinal Stritch University?

Cardinal Stritch University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Cardinal Stritch University Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Cardinal Stritch University is moderately difficult. Cardinal Stritch University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Cardinal Stritch University accepted 77% of students, around 566 of the 736 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Cardinal Stritch University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Cardinal Stritch University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Cardinal Stritch University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Cardinal Stritch University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Cardinal Stritch University must submit the following items. Double check with Cardinal Stritch University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cardinal Stritch University?

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Students admitted to Cardinal Stritch University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1

Out of all students that were admitted, 35.1% submitted a class rank. At Cardinal Stritch University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 74.1% were in the top 50%.

At Cardinal Stritch University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 35.1%
3.75 and 3.99 12.2%
3.50 and 3.74 10.8%
3.25 and 3.49 13.5%
3.00 and 3.24 21.6%
2.50 and 2.9 27%
2.00 and 2.49 10.8%

Cardinal Stritch University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Cardinal Stritch University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Cardinal Stritch University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Cardinal Stritch University.

Transfer students can enroll in Cardinal Stritch University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Cardinal Stritch University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cardinal Stritch University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cardinal Stritch University.

Does Cardinal Stritch University accept transfer credits?

Cardinal Stritch University ✅ accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cardinal Stritch University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Cardinal Stritch University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Cardinal Stritch University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Cardinal Stritch University?

✅ Cardinal Stritch University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Cardinal Stritch University's acceptance rate?

✅ Cardinal Stritch University's acceptance rate is 77%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cardinal Stritch University?

❌ Cardinal Stritch University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Cardinal Stritch University?

❌ Cardinal Stritch University does not offer eary action.

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Cardinal Stritch University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Cardinal Stritch University? Cardinal Stritch University is a somewhat selective institution. The Cardinal Stritch University acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.


Cardinal Stritch University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cardinal Stritch University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Cardinal Stritch University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Cardinal Stritch University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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