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)

Reading 25% Reading 75% Math 25% Math 75% Writing 25% Writing 75% GPA-SAT-ACT
Admissions
Scattergram
Boston College 620 720 640 740 - - see graph
Creighton 520 630 530 650 - - see graph
Dallas 520 660 520 630 - - see graph
Dayton 500 610 520 630 - - see graph
Duquesne 525 610 530 620 - - see graph
Fordham 580 680 590 690 - - see graph
Georgetown 660 760 660 760 - - see graph
Gonzaga 550 650 560 650 - - see graph
Le Moyne 490 600 510 610 - - -
Loyola Chicago 520 630 510 630 - - see graph
Loyola Maryland - - - - - - see graph
Loyola Marymount 550 660 570 670 - - see graph
Loyola New Orleans 520 630 500 610 - - see graph
Marquette 520 630 520 640 - - see graph
Niagara 460 560 470 570 - - -
Notre Dame 670 760 680 780 - - see graph
Portland 540 660 540 640 - - see graph
Providence 510 610 520 630 - - see graph
Saint Anselm 520 610 530 610 - - -
St. Bonaventure 460 580 470 583 - - -
Saint John's (MN) 480 550 460 590 - - -
Saint Joseph's 520 610 530 620 - - see graph
Saint Louis 540 660 570 670 - - see graph
Saint Michael's - - - - - - -
Santa Clara 590 680 610 720 - - see graph
Scranton 510 600 520 620 - - see graph
Seattle 540 640 530 650 - - see graph
Seton Hall 530 620 540 630 - - see graph
Siena - - - - - - see graph
Thomas Aquinas 600 710 540 650 - - see graph
University of San Diego 540 650 560 660 - - see graph
Villanova 600 700 620 720 - - see graph
Xavier 490 580 520 610 - - see graph

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*Note: Assumption College, Fairfield, Holy Cross, and Stonehill are not included in this table due to their policy of test-optional admissions.

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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