SAT Scores for Admission to Top Catholic Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

Higgins Hall at Boston College
Higgins Hall at Boston College. Photo Credit: Katie Doyle

You've taken the SAT, and now you've got your scores back--if you're wondering if you have the SAT scores you'll need to get into one of the country's top Catholic colleges and universities, here's a side-by-side comparison of 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 great schools.

Top Catholic Colleges SAT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
 SAT ScoresGPA-SAT-ACT
Admissions
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Assumption CollegeTest-Optional Admissions-
Boston College620720640750640730see graph
Creighton510630540650510620see graph
Dallas540690540650530650see graph
Dayton510620520630520610see graph
Duquesne520600520610--see graph
FairfieldTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Fordham580670590680590680see graph
Georgetown660750660750--see graph
Gonzaga540640550650--see graph
Holy CrossTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Le Moyne480580500590---
Loyola Chicago520630518630520630see graph
Loyola Maryland------see graph
Loyola Marymount550640560660550650see graph
Loyola New Orleans520620480610--see graph
Marquette530640540660510640see graph
Niagara460563470570---
Notre Dame670760680770--see graph
Portland540660550640--see graph
Providence------see graph
Saint AnselmTest-Optional Admissions-
St. Bonaventure460580470590445550-
Saint John's (MN)470560450581460540-
Saint Joseph's------see graph
Saint Louis530660560680--see graph
Saint Michael's-------
Santa Clara590690620710--see graph
Scranton510610520620--see graph
Seattle530650530630530630see graph
Seton Hall520610540620--see graph
Siena------see graph
StonehillTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Thomas Aquinas610730550650590700see graph
University of San Diego550640560670540650see graph
Villanova590690610710590690see graph
Xavier490590490590480590see graph
View the ACT version of this table

Remember, of course, that SAT scores are just one part of the application process. The admissions officers at each of these schools will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation. Some students with scores within or above these ranges may not get in; some students with lower scores may get in. 

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Most Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics