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Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Saint Francis University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Francis University. The university admitted 73% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,063 students applied to Saint Francis University and 1,513 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Saint Francis University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Saint Francis University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Saint Francis University's admissions stats.

Saint Francis University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 28.41%
Mean SAT Score 1140
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 20%
Waitlist Yes

Saint Francis University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Saint Francis University.

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

Want to Apply Early to Saint Francis University?

Saint Francis 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 Saint Francis University Admissions

Is Saint Francis University Difficult To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Francis University. Saint Francis University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Saint Francis University accepted 73% of students, around 1,513 from 2,063 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Saint Francis 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, physical therapy and occupational therapy programs is program very difficult.

Transferring to Saint Francis University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Saint Francis University

In 2022, Saint Francis University waitlisted 48 students and 48 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 23 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does Saint Francis University Look For in an Applicant?

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 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Saint Francis University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Saint Francis 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
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

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

Saint Francis University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Saint Francis University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Saint Francis 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 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Saint Francis University?

Students admitted to Saint Francis University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At Saint Francis University 28.41% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53.41% were in the top 25% and 80.11% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Saint Francis University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 33%
3.75 and 3.99 24%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 11%
3.00 and 3.24 9.66%
2.50 and 2.9 6.7%
2.00 and 2.49 0.33%

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 Saint Francis 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

Saint Francis 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.

In 2022, 61% of Saint Francis University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Saint Francis University?

To be competitive with other Saint Francis University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1030 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Saint Francis University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Saint Francis University student is 1140.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Saint Francis University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Saint Francis University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

To be most competitive at Saint Francis 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 Saint Francis 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 Saint Francis University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Saint Francis University

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

Transfer students can enroll in Saint Francis University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Saint Francis University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Saint Francis University?

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

Does Saint Francis University accept transfer credits?

✅ Saint Francis University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint Francis University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Saint Francis University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Saint Francis University?

✅ Saint Francis University is not test optional.

What is Saint Francis University's acceptance rate?

✅ Saint Francis University has an acceptance rate of 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Saint Francis University?

❌ Saint Francis University does not offer early decision.

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Saint Francis University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Saint Francis University? Saint Francis University is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint Francis University acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.


Saint Francis University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Saint Francis University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1240


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1240 and Above


1030 to 1240


1030 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Saint Francis University students is 1140. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Saint Francis University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Saint Francis University.

Saint Francis University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Saint Francis University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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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