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Thomas Jefferson University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Thomas Jefferson University, the application fee costs $40.

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.

Thomas Jefferson University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Thomas Jefferson University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27.3%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 83%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 14%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Thomas Jefferson University?

Thomas Jefferson University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Thomas Jefferson University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 4.

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 Thomas Jefferson University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Thomas Jefferson University.

In 2021, Thomas Jefferson University accepted 70% of all applicants, around 3,121 of the 4,469 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Thomas Jefferson 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.

What Does Thomas Jefferson University Look For in an Applicant?

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 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 Thomas Jefferson University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Important
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Thomas Jefferson University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Thomas Jefferson University must submit the following items. Double check with Thomas Jefferson 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) 3.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Thomas Jefferson University?

Students admitted to Thomas Jefferson University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 46.1% submitted a class rank. At Thomas Jefferson University 27.3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56.1% were in the top 25% and 87.5% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Thomas Jefferson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 46.1%
3.75 and 3.99 20.3%
3.50 and 3.74 21.1%
3.25 and 3.49 13.6%
3.00 and 3.24 11.5%
2.50 and 2.9 5.7%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

Thomas Jefferson University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Thomas Jefferson 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.

In 2021, 83% of Thomas Jefferson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Thomas Jefferson University?

To be competitive with other Thomas Jefferson University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Thomas Jefferson University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Thomas Jefferson University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Thomas Jefferson University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Thomas Jefferson University?

To be most competitive at Thomas Jefferson University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Thomas Jefferson University'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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Thomas Jefferson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Thomas Jefferson University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Thomas Jefferson University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 5.

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

Thomas Jefferson University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Thomas Jefferson University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Thomas Jefferson University.

Does Thomas Jefferson University accept transfer credits?

Thomas Jefferson University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Thomas Jefferson University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Do I have to submit test scores to Thomas Jefferson University?

Thomas Jefferson University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Thomas Jefferson University's acceptance rate?

Thomas Jefferson University's acceptance rate is 70%.

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Thomas Jefferson University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Thomas Jefferson University? Thomas Jefferson University is a somewhat selective institution. The Thomas Jefferson University acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.



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Thomas Jefferson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 5

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Thomas Jefferson University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Thomas Jefferson University is Jul 5.

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

Thomas Jefferson University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


20 to 27


20 and Less


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Thomas Jefferson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1260


Math SAT Range

540 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 630

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Thomas Jefferson University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Thomas Jefferson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. 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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