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Southwestern Adventist University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Southwestern Adventist University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $25.

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.

Southwestern Adventist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Southwestern Adventist University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 55%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 45%

Considering Applying Early to Southwestern Adventist University?

Southwestern Adventist University does not offer early decision or 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 To Get Into Southwestern Adventist University

It is slightly difficult to get into Southwestern Adventist University. Southwestern Adventist University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Southwestern Adventist University accepted 60% of all applicants, around 842 of the 1,400 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Southwestern Adventist University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing program is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Southwestern Adventist University?

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 are most important 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Southwestern Adventist University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important

Southwestern Adventist University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Southwestern Adventist University must submit the following items. Double check with Southwestern Adventist 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
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southwestern Adventist University?

Students admitted to Southwestern Adventist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Southwestern Adventist University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Southwestern Adventist University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 55% of Southwestern Adventist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 45% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southwestern Adventist University students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southwestern Adventist University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

To be most competitive at Southwestern Adventist University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southwestern Adventist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southwestern Adventist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Transferring to Southwestern Adventist University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Southwestern Adventist University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 7. Applicants should hear back by September 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Southwestern Adventist University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Southwestern Adventist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southwestern Adventist University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southwestern Adventist University.

Does Southwestern Adventist University accept transfer credits?

Southwestern Adventist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southwestern Adventist University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

Southwestern Adventist University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southwestern Adventist University?

Southwestern Adventist University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Southwestern Adventist University's acceptance rate?

Southwestern Adventist University's acceptance rate is 60%.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Southwestern Adventist University? Southwestern Adventist University is a less selective institution. The Southwestern Adventist University acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.



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Southwestern Adventist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 7

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwestern Adventist University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwestern Adventist University is Aug 7.

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

Southwestern Adventist University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southwestern Adventist University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Southwestern Adventist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southwestern Adventist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

450 - 530


Reading SAT Range

450 - 610

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Southwestern Adventist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southwestern Adventist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

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