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Saint John's University Admissions

If you want to apply to Saint John's University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Saint John's University by October 1.

Saint John's University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Saint John's University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered

Applying Early to Saint John's University?

Saint John's University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is December 15, which is coming up fast! Saint John's University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Saint John's University accepts about 87% of early action applicants and 81% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Saint John's University admitted 77 of the 882 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Saint John's University?

Saint John's University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Saint John's University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Saint John's University accepted 81% of students, around 1,298 of the 1,595 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Saint John's 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.

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

What's Most Important to Get In to Saint John's University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating 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 put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Saint John's University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Saint John's University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Saint John's University must submit the following items. Double check with Saint John's University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements college preparatory program
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Saint John's University?

Students admitted to Saint John's University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At Saint John's University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Saint John's University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 43%
3.75 and 3.99 17.56%
3.50 and 3.74 22.92%
3.25 and 3.49 20.49%
3.00 and 3.24 13.66%
2.50 and 2.9 14.15%
2.00 and 2.49 0.73%

Saint John's University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Saint John's 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.

Transferring to Saint John's University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Saint John's University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Saint John's University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Saint John's University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Saint John's University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Saint John's University.

Does Saint John's University accept transfer credits?

Saint John's University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint John's University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Saint John's University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Saint John's University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Saint John's University?

Saint John's University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Saint John's University's acceptance rate?

Saint John's University's acceptance rate is 81%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Saint John's University?

The early action acceptance rate at Saint John's University was 87% in 2021.

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



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Saint John's University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint John's University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint John's University is Aug 15.

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

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Saint John's University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Saint John's University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. 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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