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)
Assumption CollegeTest-Optional Admissions-
Boston College620720640740--see graph
Creighton520630530650--see graph
Dallas520660520630--see graph
Dayton500610520630--see graph
Duquesne525610530620--see graph
FairfieldTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Fordham580680590690--see graph
Georgetown660760660760--see graph
Gonzaga550650560650--see graph
Holy CrossTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Le Moyne490600510610---
Loyola Chicago520630510630--see graph
Loyola Maryland------see graph
Loyola Marymount550660570670--see graph
Loyola New Orleans520630500610--see graph
Marquette520630520640--see graph
Notre Dame670760680780--see graph
Portland540660540640--see graph
Providence510610520630--see graph
Saint Anselm520610530610---
St. Bonaventure460580470583---
Saint John's (MN)480550460590---
Saint Joseph's520610530620--see graph
Saint Louis540660570670--see graph
Saint Michael's-------
Santa Clara590680610720--see graph
Scranton510600520620--see graph
Seattle540640530650--see graph
Seton Hall530620540630--see graph
Siena------see graph
StonehillTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Thomas Aquinas600710540650--see graph
University of San Diego540650560660--see graph
Villanova600700620720--see graph
Xavier490580520610--see graph
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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