Jacksonville University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Jacksonville University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 90%. Founded in 1934, Jacksonville University sits on a 240-acre campus along the St. Johns River near downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Students can choose from over 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs within the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, and Health Sciences. Nursing is the most popular undergraduate major at Jacksonville University. The school emphasizes experiential learning through research, internship, study abroad, and service learning. In athletics, the Jacksonville University Dolphins compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference for most sports.

Considering applying to Jacksonville University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Jacksonville University had an acceptance rate of 90%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 90 students were admitted, making Jacksonville University's admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,298
Percent Admitted 90%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 16%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Jacksonville University has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Jacksonville University may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required for most applicants. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 1% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 460 560
Math 440 645
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Jacksonville University's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Jacksonville University scored between 460 and 560, while 25% scored below 460 and 25% scored above 560. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 440 and 645, while 25% scored below 440 and 25% scored above 645. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1200 or higher is competitive for Jacksonville University.

Requirements

Jacksonville University does not require SAT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Jacksonville University participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Jacksonville University does not require the optional essay section of the SAT. Note that applicants to the Honors Program, the 4+1 Program, and the Freshman Direct-Entry Nursing Program are required to submit test scores. 

ACT Scores and Requirements

Jacksonville University has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required for most applicants. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 26% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 27
Math 18 26
Composite 21 27

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Jacksonville University's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Jacksonville University received a composite ACT score between 21 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Note that Jacksonville University does not require ACT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, Jacksonville University does not superscore ACT results; your highest ACT composite score will be considered. Jacksonville University does not require the optional ACT writing section. Note that applicants to the Honors Program, the 4+1 Program, and the Freshman Direct-Entry Nursing Program are required to submit test scores. 

GPA

In 2018, the middle 50% of Jacksonville University's incoming freshmen class had high school GPAs between 3.09 and 3.67. 25% had a GPA above 3.67, and 25% had a GPA below 3.09. These results suggest that the most successful applicants to Jacksonville University have primarily A and B grades.

Admissions Chances

Jacksonville University, which accepts more than three-quarters of applicants, has a less competitive admissions process. However, Jacksonville University also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay can strengthen your application. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside Jacksonville University's average range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Jacksonville University Undergraduate Admissions Office.