SAT Scores for Admission to Atlantic Sun Conference Universities

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 8 Division I Schools

Florida Gulf Coast University South Village Residence Complex
Florida Gulf Coast University South Village Residence Complex. Blaze33541 / Wikimedia Commons

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an interesting mix of public and private universities. The geographic location, size, and personality of the schools vary greatly, as do the admissions standards. The side-by-side comparison table below shows SAT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these 8 Atlantic Sun Conference universities.

Don't panic if your scores are a little below the bottom number--keep in mind that 25% of admitted students are in the same situation.

Atlantic Sun Conference SAT Scores (mid 50%)
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Florida Gulf Coast University500580490570--
Jacksonville University------
Kennesaw State University500590500590--
Lipscomb University500638490630--
New Jersey Institute of Technology 520630590680--
Stetson University------
University of North Florida520620520600--
USC Upstate430520430520--
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None of the Atlantic Sun Conference universities are overly selective. They all tend to have acceptance rates above 50%, and average SAT scores are likely to be adequate for any of the schools. Of all the conference members, the University of North Florida and Stetson University are the most selective, and applicants to Stetson have the benefit of a test-optional admissions policy.

You'll still need good grades to be admitted, but low SAT scores won't be a detriment.

Also remember that SAT scores are just one part of the application. For nearly all colleges and universities in the United States, a strong academic record is going to be the most important part of your application.

Good grades in college preparatory classes are the best predictor of college success. Good grades in Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes will strengthen your application considerably. For schools that have a holistic admissions policy,  a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and positive letters of recommendation can also play a role in the admissions equation.

Finally, if you're an athlete interested in playing in one of the Division I sports fielded by one of these Atlantic Sun Conference universities, your athletic potential can also play an important role in the admissions process. Be sure to contact the athletic department to find out about opportunities for tryouts and scholarships.

The schools in the conference are mostly in the southeastern united states, with the exception of NJIT in New Jersey. To find some of the top colleges and universities in the region, check out these articles on the Top Middle Atlantic Colleges and Top Southeastern Colleges. You can also search for top schools by state: Top Florida Colleges, Top Georgia Colleges, Top South Carolina Colleges, Top Tennessee Colleges, Top New Jersey Colleges.

And if you want to compare the Atlantic Sun Conference to one of the country's dominant Division I conferences, check out the SAT scores for the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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