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Saint John's University

Collegeville, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

Saint John's University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Saint John's University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Saint John's University for fall semester should hear back from Saint John's University by October 1.

Saint John's University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Saint John's University's admissions stats.

Saint John's University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Mean SAT Score 1165
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 50%
Waitlist No

Saint John's University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Saint John's University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 15 January 15

Want to Apply Early to Saint John's University?

Saint John's University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 15. Saint John's University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Saint John's University accepts around 92% of early action applicants and 89% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Saint John's University admitted 81 of the 867 who applied early action.

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

More on Saint John's University Admissions

Is Saint John's University Hard To Get Into?

Saint John's University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Saint John's University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Saint John's University accepted 89% of students, about 1,367 from 1,542 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Saint John's 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 Saint John's University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Saint John's University

Saint John's University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Saint John's University?

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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Saint John's University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Saint John's 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
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Saint John's University for more information on admission factors.

Saint John's University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Saint John's University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Saint John's 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) 3
Other Requirements college preparatory program
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Saint John's University?

Students admitted to Saint John's University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 39% submitted a class rank. At Saint John's University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Saint John's University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 12%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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 John's 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

Saint John's University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Saint John's University is 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, 6% of Saint John's University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Saint John's University?

To be competitive with other Saint John's University applicants, you should strive to score between 1085 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Saint John's University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1085, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Saint John's University student is 1165.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Saint John's University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Saint John's University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Saint John's University?

To be most competitive at Saint John's University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Saint John's University'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 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Saint John's University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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 John's University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Saint John's University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Saint John's University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Saint John's University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Saint John's University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Saint John's University.

Does Saint John's University accept transfer credits?

✅ Saint John's University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint John's University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Saint John's University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Saint John's University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Saint John's University?

❌ No, Saint John's University is test optional, so you can make the call whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Saint John's University's acceptance rate?

✅ Saint John's University has an acceptance rate of 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Saint John's University?

❌ Saint John's University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Saint John's University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Saint John's University was 92% in 2021.

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Saint John's University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Saint John's University? Saint John's University is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint John's University acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


Saint John's University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint John's University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint John's University is Aug 15.

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

Saint John's University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1085 - 1240


Math SAT Range

545 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1240 and Above


1085 to 1240


1085 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Saint John's University students is 1165. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Saint John's University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1085 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1085 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Saint John's University.

Saint John's University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Saint John's University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. 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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