Resources › For Students and Parents Thomas Jefferson University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated November 18, 2019 Thomas Jefferson University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 58%. Combined with Philadelphia University in 2017, Thomas Jefferson University is commonly referred to as Jefferson. Located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jefferson's park-like 100-acre campus is situated 15 minutes northwest of downtown Philadelphia. The university has a 12-to-1 student / faculty ratio and offers 80 undergraduate programs. Popular majors include fashion merchandising, architecture, and graphic design. In athletics, the Jefferson Rams compete in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Considering applying to Thomas Jefferson University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Thomas Jefferson University had an acceptance rate of 58%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 58 students were admitted, making Jefferson's admissions process competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 4,522 Percent Admitted 58% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23% SAT Scores and Requirements Thomas Jefferson University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 76% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 540 620 Math 520 620 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Jefferson's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Jefferson scored between 540 and 620, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1240 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Jefferson. Requirements Jefferson does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Jefferson 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. ACT Scores and Requirements Jefferson requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 18% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 21 28 Math 21 27 Composite 22 28 This admissions data tells us that most of Jefferson's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Jefferson received a composite ACT score between 22 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 22. Requirements Note that Jefferson does not require the ACT writing section. Jefferson does not provide information about the school's ACT score policy. GPA Thomas Jefferson University does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs. Admissions Chances Thomas Jefferson University, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. If your SAT/ACT scores fall within the school's average range, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that Jefferson also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your test scores. 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 Thomas Jefferson University's average range. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting In with a free Cappex account. If You Like Thomas Jefferson University, You May Also Like These Schools: Drexel UniversityHoward UniversityUniversity of DelawareBoston UniversityTemple UniversityPratt InstituteHofstra UniversityNortheastern UniversityUniversity of PittsburghNew York UniversitySyracuse University All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Thomas Jefferson University Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is Xavier University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Oakland University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Georgia State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Regis University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Oklahoma State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Rowan University's Admissions Process? 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