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Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Thomas Jefferson University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Thomas Jefferson University, the regular decision application deadline is July 31 and the fee for the application is $50.

Students who apply to Thomas Jefferson University for fall semester should hear back from Thomas Jefferson University by December 3.

Thomas Jefferson University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Thomas Jefferson University's admissions stats.

Thomas Jefferson University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 26%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 31%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist No

Thomas Jefferson University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Thomas Jefferson University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 3
Regular Decision Yes July 15 December 3

Considering Applying Early to Thomas Jefferson University?

Thomas Jefferson University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Thomas Jefferson University directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Thomas Jefferson University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 3.

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

More on Thomas Jefferson University Admissions

Transferring to Thomas Jefferson University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Thomas Jefferson University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Thomas Jefferson University

Wondering what factors are considered by Thomas Jefferson University 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Thomas Jefferson University for more information on admission factors.

Thomas Jefferson University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Thomas Jefferson University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Thomas Jefferson University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement

GPA and Testing

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, 42% submitted a class rank. At Thomas Jefferson University 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60.1% were in the top 25% and 87.5% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Thomas Jefferson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 25%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 25.5%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 6.7%
2.50 and 2.9 8.2%
2.00 and 2.49 0.6%

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 Thomas Jefferson University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

Thomas Jefferson University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Thomas Jefferson 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 2022, 31% of Thomas Jefferson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Thomas Jefferson University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Thomas Jefferson University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Thomas Jefferson University students scored 655 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Thomas Jefferson University?

To be most competitive at Thomas Jefferson University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Thomas Jefferson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

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

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 15.

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 • DSST/DANTES

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?

✅ The acceptance rate for Thomas Jefferson University is 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Thomas Jefferson University?

🟨 Thomas Jefferson University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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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 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


Thomas Jefferson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Thomas Jefferson University is Jul 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Thomas Jefferson University is Jul 15.

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

Thomas Jefferson University ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


25 to 30


25 and Less


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Thomas Jefferson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

560 - 670


Reading SAT Range

570 - 655

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 3.73. 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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