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Marywood University

Scranton, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Marywood University Admissions

Marywood University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,645 students applied to Marywood University and 2,136 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Marywood University, the fee for the application is $35.

Students who apply to Marywood University for fall should anticipate a decision by September 1.

Marywood University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Marywood University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 37%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist No

Marywood University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Marywood University.

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

Want to Apply Early to Marywood University?

Marywood University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Marywood University?

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

In 2022, Marywood University accepted 81% of all applicants, approximately 2,136 from the 2,645 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Marywood 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. Admissions to physician assistant, architecture, communication sciences and disorders pre-professional programs is program very difficult.

Transferring to Marywood University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Marywood University

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

What Does Marywood University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Marywood University

What does Marywood 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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Interview Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

Marywood University Application Requirements

To apply to Marywood University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Marywood University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements portfolio for art majors, audition for music majors
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Marywood University?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 71% submitted a class rank. At Marywood University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 56% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 26.9%
3.75 and 3.99 8.8%
3.50 and 3.74 31.6%
3.25 and 3.49 12.4%
3.00 and 3.24 11.1%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 0.2%

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 Marywood University directly.

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

Marywood 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, 37% of Marywood University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Marywood University?

To be competitive with other Marywood University applicants, you should aim to score between 1030 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Marywood University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Marywood University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Marywood University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Marywood University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Marywood 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 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Marywood University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Marywood University

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Marywood University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Marywood University?

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

Does Marywood University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Marywood University?

❌ No, Marywood 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 may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Marywood University's acceptance rate?

✅ Marywood University has an acceptance rate of 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Marywood University?

❌ Marywood University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Marywood University? Marywood University is a somewhat selective institution. The Marywood University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


Marywood University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Marywood University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1220


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Marywood University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Marywood University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. 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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