Lynn University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Lynn University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 70%. Located in Boca Raton, Florida midway between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Lynn has a strong global focus with a high number of international students and a robust study abroad program. Lynn University has a student / faculty ratio of 18-to-1. Undergraduate students can choose from 48 majors in six colleges, with the majority of students enrolled in business administration, hospitality management, and psychology. The university also offers 29 graduate degree specializations. Students are actively involved in campus life at Lynn, participating in nearly 40 clubs and organizations. The Lynn University Fighting Knights compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference.

Considering applying to Lynn 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, Lynn University had an acceptance rate of 70%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 70 students were admitted, making Lynn's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 7,577
Percent Admitted 70%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 12%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Lynn University has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Lynn may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 24% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 500 590
Math 490 580
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 Lynn 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 Lynn University scored between 500 and 590, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 590. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 490 and 580, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 580. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1170 or higher is competitive for Lynn University.

Requirements

Note that Lynn University does not require SAT scores for admission for most students. Home-schooled applicants are required to submit standardized test sores. Lynn University does not require the optional SAT essay section. Lynn does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Lynn University has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Lynn University may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 11% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 19 24
Math 17 23
Composite 20 23

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Lynn University's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Lynn University received a composite ACT score between 20 and 23, while 25% scored above 23 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Note that Lynn University does not require ACT scores for admission for most applicants. Home-schooled students are required to submit standardized test sores. Lynn University does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Lynn does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Lynn University's incoming freshmen class was 3.08. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Lynn University have primarily B grades.

Admissions Chances

Lynn University, which accepts nearly three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions pool. However, Lynn also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. 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 of Lynn University's average range. Note that applicants to the Conservatory of Music are strongly encouraged to participate in an audition.

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