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Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate58%

Jacksonville University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Jacksonville University. Around 58% of applicants get into Jacksonville University each year. Out of 9,119 applications received in 2023, 5,261 students were offered admission.

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

Jacksonville University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Jacksonville University's admissions stats.

Jacksonville University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 30%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 18%
Waitlist No

Jacksonville University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Jacksonville University.

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

Want to Apply Early to Jacksonville University?

Jacksonville University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Jacksonville University Admissions

Transferring to Jacksonville University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Jacksonville University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Jacksonville University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Jacksonville University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Jacksonville 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
Class Rank Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
First Generation Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

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

Jacksonville University Application Requirements

To apply to Jacksonville University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Jacksonville 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
Other Requirements audition for music, dance, and theater majors; portfolio for art, computer art, and design majors; interview for the Honors Program
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Jacksonville University?

Students admitted to Jacksonville University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Jacksonville University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 22% submitted a class rank. At Jacksonville University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Jacksonville University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 26%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Jacksonville University directly.

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

Jacksonville 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, 30% of Jacksonville University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 18% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Jacksonville University?

To be competitive with other Jacksonville University applicants, you should aim to score between 1050 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Jacksonville University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Jacksonville University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Jacksonville University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

To be most competitive at Jacksonville University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Jacksonville 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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Jacksonville University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Jacksonville University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Jacksonville University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Jacksonville University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Jacksonville University?

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

Does Jacksonville University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Jacksonville University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Jacksonville University?

❌ No, Jacksonville University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, 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 Jacksonville University's acceptance rate?

✅ Jacksonville University has an acceptance rate of 58%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Jacksonville University?

❌ Jacksonville University does not offer early decision.

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Jacksonville University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Jacksonville University? Jacksonville University is a somewhat selective institution. The Jacksonville University acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.


Jacksonville University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Jacksonville University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1230


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 620

Jacksonville University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Jacksonville University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.66. 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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