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St. Edward's Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to St. Edward's, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is June 15 and the application fee is $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.

St. Edward's Admissions Stats at a Glance

St. Edward's 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 54%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 43%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to St. Edward's?

St. Edward's 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 St. Edward's University

Getting into St. Edward's is moderately difficult. St. Edward's evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, St. Edward's accepted 74% of all applicants, around 4,468 of the 6,046 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like St. Edward's, 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 St. Edward's?

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 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at St. Edward's

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

St. Edward's 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements Copy of Permanent Resident Card
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into St. Edward's?

Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At St. Edward's 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At St. Edward's University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 61%

St. Edward's considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

St. Edward's 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 2021, 54% of St. Edward's's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for St. Edward's?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St. Edward's students scored 605 or higher and 75% of students scored 525 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St. Edward's students scored 605 or higher, and 75% scored a 525 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for St. Edward's?

To be most competitive at St. Edward's, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St. Edward's's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St. Edward's students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to St. Edward's University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to St. Edward's.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in St. Edward's during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

St. Edward's Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St. Edward's?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St. Edward's.

Does St. Edward's accept transfer credits?

St. Edward's accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St. Edward's accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does St. Edward's accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

St. Edward's accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to St. Edward's?

St. Edward's is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is St. Edward's's acceptance rate?

St. Edward's's acceptance rate is 74%.

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St. Edward's Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

74%

How hard is it to get into St. Edward's? St. Edward's is a somewhat selective institution. The St. Edward's acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.

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St. Edward's Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St. Edward's is Jun 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St. Edward's is Jul 1.

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

St. Edward's ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

22 to 27

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to St. Edward's is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into St. Edward's. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

St. Edward's SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

525 - 605

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Reading SAT Range

525 - 605

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St. Edward's GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,601

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$49,146

Out-of-State

$49,146

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 15
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