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SU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into SU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,652 out of 3,736 applicants or 44% were admitted making SU a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,078 1,658 3,736
Accepted 997 655 1,652
Acceptance Rate 48% 40% 44%
Enrolled 202 157 359
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 24% 22%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Southwestern 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 SU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwestern University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1015. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1225 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 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 1120 1330
SAT Reading 570 680
SAT Math 550 650
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 22 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >57%
26 to 29 Avg + 44%-57%
23 to 26 Avg - 32%-44%
20 to 23 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 20 Low <21%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >57%
1225 to 1330 Avg + 44%-57%
1120 to 1225 Avg - 32%-44%
1015 to 1120 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 1015 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Southwestern University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies 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=228343 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern University.



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