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Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate91%

Dallas Baptist University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Dallas Baptist University. Around 91% of applicants get into Dallas Baptist University each year. Out of 8,498 applications received in 2023, 7,772 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Dallas Baptist University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Dallas Baptist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Dallas Baptist University's admissions stats.

Dallas Baptist University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1079
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 39%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 27%
Waitlist No

Dallas Baptist University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Dallas Baptist University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Dallas Baptist University?

Dallas Baptist University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Dallas Baptist University Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Dallas Baptist University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Dallas Baptist University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Dallas Baptist University Look For in an Applicant?

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

Admissions Factors at Dallas Baptist University

Wondering what factors are considered by Dallas Baptist University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Dallas Baptist University for more information on admission factors.

Dallas Baptist University Application Requirements

To apply to Dallas Baptist University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Dallas Baptist University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements rank in upper 50% of high school class
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Dallas Baptist University?

Students admitted to Dallas Baptist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

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. 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.

Standardized Test Scores

Dallas Baptist University has 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.

In 2022, 39% of Dallas Baptist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Dallas Baptist University?

To be competitive with other Dallas Baptist University applicants, you should aim to score between 980 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Dallas Baptist University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Dallas Baptist University student is 1079.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Dallas Baptist University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Dallas Baptist University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at Dallas Baptist University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Dallas Baptist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Dallas Baptist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Dallas Baptist University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Dallas Baptist University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Dallas Baptist University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Dallas Baptist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Dallas Baptist University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Dallas Baptist University.

Does Dallas Baptist University accept transfer credits?

✅ Dallas Baptist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Dallas Baptist University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Dallas Baptist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Dallas Baptist University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Dallas Baptist University?

❌ No, Dallas Baptist University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Dallas Baptist University's acceptance rate?

✅ Dallas Baptist University has an acceptance rate of 91%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Dallas Baptist University?

❌ Dallas Baptist University does not offer early decision.

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Dallas Baptist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Dallas Baptist University? Dallas Baptist University is a somewhat selective institution. The Dallas Baptist University acceptance rate is 91%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.


Dallas Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dallas Baptist University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dallas Baptist University is Continuous processing.

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

Dallas Baptist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1180


Math SAT Range

480 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


980 to 1180


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Dallas Baptist University students is 1079. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dallas Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dallas Baptist University.

Dallas Baptist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Dallas Baptist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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