Regis University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Regis University is a private Jesuit university with an acceptance rate of 60%. Founded in 1877, Regis University is located in Denver, Colorado. Regis' motto, "Men and Women in Service of Others," is reflective of the school's emphasis on community service. Undergraduates can choose from 20 degree programs within 5 colleges and schools. Professional fields in business and health care are the most popular among undergraduates. The university has a 13-to-1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Regis Rangers compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).

Considering applying to Regis 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, Regis University had an acceptance rate of 60%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 60 students were admitted, making Regis' admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 7,297
Percent Admitted 60%
Percent Admitted who Enrolled (Yield) 12%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Regis University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 71% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 620
Math 520 610
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Regis' admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Regis scored between 530 and 620, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 610, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 610. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1230 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Regis University.

Requirements

Regis University does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Regis 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

Regis requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 46% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 27
Math 19 26
Composite 21 27

This admissions data tells us that most of Regis' admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Regis received a composite ACT score between 21 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Regis University does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Regis superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Regis University's incoming freshmen class was 3.57, and over 60% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Regis University have primarily high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Regis University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Regis University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Regis University. GPAs are unweighted. 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.

Admissions Chances

Regis University, which accepts over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. However, Regis has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Applicants are encouraged to visit and tour campus. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside Regis University's average range.

In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent admitted students. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 950 or higher, ACT composite scores of 18 or higher, and a high school GPA of "B-" or better. A significant number of successful applicants had grades in the "A" range.

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