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Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI 4-Year Private

Cardinal Stritch University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Cardinal Stritch University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Cardinal Stritch University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Cardinal Stritch University's admissions stats.

Cardinal Stritch University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 25%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Cardinal Stritch University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Cardinal Stritch University.

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

Considering Applying Early to Cardinal Stritch University?

Cardinal Stritch University does not offer early decision or early action.

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How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Cardinal Stritch University?

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

In 2021, Cardinal Stritch University accepted 89% of all applicants, around 521 of the 586 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Cardinal Stritch 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 Cardinal Stritch University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Cardinal Stritch University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Cardinal Stritch University

Wondering what factors are considered by Cardinal Stritch 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
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Cardinal Stritch University for more information on admission factors.

Cardinal Stritch University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Cardinal Stritch University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Cardinal Stritch University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cardinal Stritch University?

Students admitted to Cardinal Stritch University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 61.6% submitted a class rank. At Cardinal Stritch University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 82.6% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Cardinal Stritch University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 2.7%
3.75 and 3.99 10.7%
3.50 and 3.74 18.8%
3.25 and 3.49 16.1%
3.00 and 3.24 13.4%
2.50 and 2.9 29.5%
2.00 and 2.49 8%

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 Cardinal Stritch 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

Cardinal Stritch University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Cardinal Stritch 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.

More Information on Transferring to Cardinal Stritch University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Cardinal Stritch University.

Transfer students can enroll in Cardinal Stritch University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Cardinal Stritch University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cardinal Stritch University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cardinal Stritch University.

Does Cardinal Stritch University accept transfer credits?

✅ Cardinal Stritch University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cardinal Stritch University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Cardinal Stritch University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Cardinal Stritch University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Cardinal Stritch University?

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

What is Cardinal Stritch University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Cardinal Stritch University is 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cardinal Stritch University?

❌ Cardinal Stritch University does not offer early decision.

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