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Gannon University

Erie, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

Gannon University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Gannon University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Gannon University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Gannon University's admissions stats.

Gannon University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Gannon University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Gannon University.

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

Considering Applying Early to Gannon University?

Gannon University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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How To Get Into Gannon University

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

In 2021, Gannon University accepted 84% of all applicants, approximately 3,967 from 4,746 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Gannon 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 Gannon University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Gannon University

Gannon University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Gannon University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 assembling 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Gannon University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Gannon 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered

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

Gannon University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0 3
Other Requirements counselor's recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Gannon University?

Students admitted to Gannon University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

Gannon University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Gannon 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.

More Information on Transferring to Gannon University

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

Transfer students can enroll in Gannon University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Gannon University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Gannon University?

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

Does Gannon University accept transfer credits?

✅ Gannon University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Gannon University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ Gannon University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Gannon University?

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

What is Gannon University's acceptance rate?

✅ Gannon University's acceptance rate is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Gannon University?

❌ Gannon University does not offer early decision.

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Gannon University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Gannon University? Gannon University is a somewhat selective institution. The Gannon University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


Gannon University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Gannon University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Gannon University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Gannon University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. 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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