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Quinnipiac University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Quinnipiac University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,765 out of 22,745 applicants or 74% were admitted making Quinnipiac University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Quinnipiac University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 14,121 8,624 22,745
Accepted 10,664 6,101 16,765
Acceptance Rate 76% 71% 74%
Enrolled 1,178 725 1,903
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 12% 11%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Quinnipiac University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Quinnipiac University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Quinnipiac University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 985. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1175 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1080 1270
SAT Reading 550 640
SAT Math 530 620
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English 22 27
ACT Math 21 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 74%-84%
22 to 24 Avg - 65%-74%
20 to 22 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 20 Low <55%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >83%
1175 to 1270 Avg + 74%-83%
1080 to 1175 Avg - 63%-74%
985 to 1080 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 985 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Quinnipiac University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Quinnipiac University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Quinnipiac University accepts 74% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Good
3.25 to 3.50 28% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Quinnipiac University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130226 IPEDS survey data for Quinnipiac University.