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Colleges / St. Andrews University

St. Andrews University

Laurinburg, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate41%

St Andrews University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into St. Andrews University. The university admitted 41% of all applicants in 2018. Last year, 1,104 students applied to St. Andrews University and 454 were admitted.

If you are applying to St. Andrews University, the fee for the application costs $35.

St. Andrews University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

St. Andrews University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 2%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 63%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 88%
Waitlist No

St. Andrews University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for St. Andrews University.

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

Want to Apply Early to St. Andrews University?

St. Andrews University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on St. Andrews University Admissions

How To Get Into St. Andrews University

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

In 2022, St Andrews University accepted 41% of students, approximately 454 from the 1,104 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like St Andrews 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.

Transferring to St. Andrews University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to St. Andrews University

St. Andrews University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does St. Andrews University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at St. Andrews University

What does St. Andrews 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
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Work Experience Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

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

St. Andrews University Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into St. Andrews University?

Students admitted to St. Andrews University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 72% submitted a class rank. At St. Andrews University 2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 12% were in the top 25% and 35% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At St. Andrews University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

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 St. Andrews 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

St. Andrews 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 2018, 63% of St. Andrews University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at St. Andrews University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St. Andrews University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St. Andrews University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

More Information on Transferring to St. Andrews University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to St. Andrews University.

Transfer students can enroll in St. Andrews University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

St. Andrews University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St. Andrews University?

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

Does St. Andrews University accept transfer credits?

✅ St. Andrews University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St. Andrews University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does St. Andrews University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ St. Andrews University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to St. Andrews University?

✅ St. Andrews University is not test optional.

What is St. Andrews University's acceptance rate?

✅ St. Andrews University has an acceptance rate of 41%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at St. Andrews University?

❌ St. Andrews University does not offer early decision.

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St Andrews University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into St Andrews University? St Andrews University is a somewhat selective institution. The St Andrews University acceptance rate is 41%. This means that the institution accepts 41 out of every 100 applicants.


St Andrews University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

St Andrews University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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St Andrews University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At St Andrews University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.13. 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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