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Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Saint Anselm College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Saint Anselm College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who apply to Saint Anselm College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Saint Anselm College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Saint Anselm College's admissions stats.

Saint Anselm College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Mean SAT Score 1220
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 16%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist Yes

Saint Anselm College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Saint Anselm College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 January 15

Applying Early to Saint Anselm College?

Saint Anselm College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Saint Anselm College directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Saint Anselm College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Saint Anselm College is 84%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 78%. Last year, Saint Anselm College admitted 32 of the 38 students who applied early decision.

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

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Transferring to Saint Anselm College

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

For Students Waitlisted to Saint Anselm College

In 2022, Saint Anselm College waitlisted 422 students and 100 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 22 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does Saint Anselm College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling 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 stand out.

Admissions Factors at Saint Anselm College

What does Saint Anselm College 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Saint Anselm College for more information on admission factors.

Saint Anselm College Application Requirements

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

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Saint Anselm College?

Students admitted to Saint Anselm College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 33% submitted a class rank. At Saint Anselm College 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Saint Anselm College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5%
3.75 and 3.99 15%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 19%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 17%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

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 Saint Anselm College 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

Saint Anselm College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Saint Anselm College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 16% of Saint Anselm College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Saint Anselm College?

To be competitive with other Saint Anselm College applicants, you should strive to score between 1160 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Saint Anselm College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Saint Anselm College student is 1220.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Saint Anselm College students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Saint Anselm College students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Saint Anselm College?

To be most competitive at Saint Anselm College, you should strive to earn between 26 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Saint Anselm College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Saint Anselm College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

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 Saint Anselm College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Saint Anselm College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Saint Anselm College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Saint Anselm College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Saint Anselm College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Saint Anselm College.

Does Saint Anselm College accept transfer credits?

✅ Saint Anselm College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint Anselm College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Saint Anselm College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Saint Anselm College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Saint Anselm College?

❌ No, Saint Anselm College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Saint Anselm College's acceptance rate?

✅ Saint Anselm College has an acceptance rate of 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Saint Anselm College?

🟨 Saint Anselm College 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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Saint Anselm College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Saint Anselm College? Saint Anselm College is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint Anselm College acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.


Saint Anselm College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Anselm College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Anselm College is Continuous processing.

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

Saint Anselm College ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


26 to 28


26 and Less


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Saint Anselm College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1300


Math SAT Range

570 - 650


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1160 to 1300


1160 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Saint Anselm College students is 1220. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Saint Anselm College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Saint Anselm College.

Saint Anselm College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Saint Anselm College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. 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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