AMU Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into AMU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 967 out of 2,261 applicants or 43% were admitted making AMU a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Ave Maria University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,050 1,211 2,261
Accepted 497 470 967
Acceptance Rate 47% 39% 43%
Enrolled 154 147 301
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 31% 31%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Ave Maria 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 AMU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ave Maria University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. 60 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 1070 1290
SAT Reading 550 660
SAT Math 510 610
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 20 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >56%
24 to 27 Avg + 43%-56%
21 to 24 Avg - 31%-43%
18 to 21 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 18 Low <21%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >56%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 43%-56%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 31%-43%
960 to 1070 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 960 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Ave Maria University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ave Maria University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to AMU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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=446048 IPEDS survey data for Ave Maria University.

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