If you are considering submitting an applicationto Saint Joseph's University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the fee for the application costs $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Saint Joseph's University by March 15.
Saint Joseph's University offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Saint Joseph's University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.
The early decision acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University is 69%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 80%. Saint Joseph's University accepts about 92% of early action applicants* and 80% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Saint Joseph's University admitted 82 of the 119 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Saint Joseph's University admitted 4,352 of the 4,753 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.
Saint Joseph's University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Saint Joseph's University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Saint Joseph's University **accepted 80% of students, around 6,111 of the 7,633 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Saint Joseph'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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Saint Joseph's University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Saint Joseph's University must submit the following items. Double check with Saint Joseph's 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||√|
Students admitted to Saint Joseph's University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 33% submitted a class rank. At Saint Joseph's University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Saint Joseph's University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.7%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17.1%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.3%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.3%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11.3%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.7%|
|Saint Joseph's University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Saint Joseph's 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 2021, 64% of Saint Joseph's University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Saint Joseph's University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Saint Joseph's University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Saint Joseph's University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Saint Joseph's University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Saint Joseph's University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Saint Joseph's University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Saint Joseph's University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Saint Joseph's University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Saint Joseph's University.
Does Saint Joseph's University accept transfer credits?
Saint Joseph's University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint Joseph's University accepts:
CLEP subject tests ACE recommendations for credit
Does Saint Joseph's University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Saint Joseph's University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Saint Joseph's University?
No, Saint Joseph's University is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Saint Joseph's University's acceptance rate?
Saint Joseph's University's acceptance rate is [rate]%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University?
Saint Joseph's University's early decision acceptance rate was 69% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University?
The early action acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University was 92% in 2021.
How hard is it to get into Saint Joseph's University? Saint Joseph's University is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint Joseph's University acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Joseph's University is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Joseph's University is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Saint Joseph's University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Saint Joseph's University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Saint Joseph's University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. 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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