Admission Requirements

What to Know About the Admission Process

  • We assess your applications based on academic merit, including your weighted grade point average (GPA) and highest composite test score from the SAT® or ACT®.*
  • We also take into consideration your grade trends from freshman through junior year, the rigor of your high school curriculum, and your supporting materials.
  • We give full consideration to all students who apply with a minimum SAT score of 900 or ACT of 17.

At the discretion of the University’s Admission Review Board, we may ask you to submit seventh-semester grades, updated test scores, or additional supporting materials.

The average incoming GPA is 3.4, and the middle 50% of students score between 1100 and 1270 on the SAT®.

*International students (those needing an F-1 student visa to study in the U.S.) are not required to submit the ACT® or SAT®. Proof of English Proficiency is required.

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