Concordia University St Paul: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Concordia University-Saint Paul. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to Concordia University St Paul, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Concordia University St Paul statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Concordia University-Saint Paul on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Concordia University St Paul, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at Concordia University St Paul

What are your chances at Concordia University St Paul?

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    What GPA do you need to get into Concordia University-Saint Paul?

    Concordia University-Saint Paul’s average GPA is 3.18. Concordia University-Saint Paul does require GPA. Concordia University-Saint Paul is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of Concordia University St Paul application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.18 to 3.34 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.34 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Concordia University-Saint Paul may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on Concordia University St Paul’s campus. These Concordia University St Paul admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Concordia University-Saint Paul’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Concordia University-Saint Paul’s acceptance rate was 55.43. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 57.0 % 55.0 % 55.43 %

    As you can see, Concordia University-Saint Paul is a little easier to get into than last year.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Concordia University St Paul - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at Concordia University St Paul?

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    Does Concordia University-Saint Paul Require Test Scores?

    Concordia University-Saint Paul requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Concordia University-Saint Paul’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Concordia University-Saint Paul SAT Requirements

    Concordia University-Saint Paul’s average SAT score is 1015 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Concordia University-Saint Paul is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 440 560 500
    Reading 480 550 515
    2019 Total 920 1110 1015
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Concordia University-Saint Paul’s average SAT score is 1015. To be a competitive applicant for Concordia University-Saint Paul your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 920, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Concordia University-Saint Paul a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1110.

    Concordia University-Saint Paul ACT Requirements

    Concordia University-Saint Paul’s average ACT score is 40. To be a competitive applicant for Concordia University-Saint Paul your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 33, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Concordia University-Saint Paul a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 47.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 17 24 20
    Reading 16 23 19
    Writing - - -
    2019 Total 33 47 40
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Concordia University-Saint Paul Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Concordia University-Saint Paul from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Neither required nor recommended

    How to get into Concordia University St Paul

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into Concordia University St Paul. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at Concordia University St Paul, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Concordia University St Paul admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 1015 on the SAT or 40 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.18.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with Concordia University St Paul’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Concordia University-Saint Paul values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Saint Paul has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Concordia University-Saint Paul wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Saint Paul area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Concordia University St Paul needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Concordia University-Saint Paul something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Concordia University St Paul app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that Concordia University St Paul’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at Concordia University St Paul?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Concordia University St Paul or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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