If you are planning on applying to Saint Joseph's University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the application fee costs $50.
Students who submit their applications to Saint Joseph's University for the fall semester should hear back from Saint Joseph's University by March 15.
The following is an overiew of some of Saint Joseph's University's admissions stats.
|Saint Joseph's University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||39%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
These are the application deadlines for Saint Joseph's University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 20|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 20|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 1||March 15|
Saint Joseph's University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 20.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Saint Joseph's University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.
The early decision acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University is 69%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 83%.
Saint Joseph's University accepts about 94% of early action applicants and 83% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Saint Joseph's University admitted 91 of the 131 students who applied early decision. Last year, Saint Joseph's University admitted 4,57 of the 4,81 who applied early action.
Some students apply early because they hope it will increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Saint Joseph's University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
What does Saint Joseph's University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Saint Joseph's University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Saint Joseph's University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Saint Joseph's University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Saint Joseph's University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At Saint Joseph's University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.
At Saint Joseph's University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10%|
|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 Joseph's University directly.
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.
Saint Joseph's University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Saint Joseph's University 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, 39% of Saint Joseph's University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Saint Joseph's University 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 Joseph's University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at Saint Joseph's University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Saint Joseph's University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Saint Joseph's University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Saint Joseph's University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Saint Joseph's University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Saint Joseph's University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Saint Joseph's University.
Does Saint Joseph's University accept transfer credits?
✅ Saint Joseph's University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint Joseph's University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Saint Joseph's University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Saint Joseph's University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Saint Joseph's University?
❌ No, Saint Joseph's University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Saint Joseph's University's acceptance rate?
✅ Saint Joseph's University has an acceptance rate of 83%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University?
✅ Saint Joseph's University's early decision acceptance rate was 69% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University was 94% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Saint Joseph's University? Saint Joseph's University is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint Joseph's University acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Joseph's University is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Joseph's University is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
31 and Above
25 to 31
25 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Saint Joseph's University is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Saint Joseph's University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Saint Joseph's University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. 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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