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DBU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into DBU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,236 out of 2,949 applicants or 42% were admitted making DBU a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Dallas Baptist University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,807 1,142 2,949
Accepted 767 469 1,236
Acceptance Rate 42% 41% 42%
Enrolled 315 184 499
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 39% 40%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Dallas Baptist 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1025. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1195 out of 1600. 41 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 1110 1280
SAT Reading 570 660
SAT Math 540 620
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >55%
1195 to 1280 Avg + 42%-55%
1110 to 1195 Avg - 30%-42%
1025 to 1110 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 1025 Low <20%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Dallas Baptist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dallas Baptist 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 DBU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
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 Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=224226 IPEDS survey data for Dallas Baptist University.