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Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

Dallas Baptist University Admissions

Consult with Dallas Baptist University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Dallas Baptist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Dallas Baptist University's admissions stats.

Dallas Baptist University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1072
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 44%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 25%
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 –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Dallas Baptist University?

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

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How To Get Into Dallas Baptist University

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

In 2021, Dallas Baptist University accepted 94% of all applicants, about 6,501 from the 6,916 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Dallas Baptist 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.

Transferring to Dallas Baptist University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Dallas Baptist University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Dallas Baptist University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Dallas Baptist University

What does Dallas Baptist University consider 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work 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 considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Dallas Baptist University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 44% of Dallas Baptist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25% 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 earn between 935 and 1195 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Dallas Baptist University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1195 and 25% of scored lower than 935, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Dallas Baptist University student is 1072.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Dallas Baptist University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 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 470 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Dallas Baptist University?

To be most competitive at Dallas Baptist University, you should strive to earn between 18.5 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Dallas Baptist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 18.5 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Dallas Baptist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.5.

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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 and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

❌ No, Dallas Baptist University is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your ACT or SAT scores. 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 94%.

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 94%. This means that the institution accepts 93 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


19 to 26


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dallas Baptist University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Dallas Baptist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Dallas Baptist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

935 - 1195


Math SAT Range

470 - 590


Reading SAT Range

470 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1195 and Above


935 to 1195


935 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Dallas Baptist University students is 1072. Applicants with SAT scores of 1195 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dallas Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 935 to 1195 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 935 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 3.46. 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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