Franciscan: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Franciscan University of Steubenville. 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 Franciscan, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Franciscan statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Franciscan University of Steubenville on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Franciscan, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at Franciscan

What are your chances at Franciscan?

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    What GPA do you need to get into Franciscan University of Steubenville?

    Franciscan University of Steubenville’s average GPA is 3.77. Franciscan University of Steubenville does require GPA. This average GPA means Franciscan University of Steubenville is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of Franciscan application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.77 to 3.96 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.96 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Franciscan University of Steubenville 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 Franciscan’s campus. These Franciscan admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Franciscan University of Steubenville’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Franciscan University of Steubenville’s acceptance rate was 78.88. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 79.0 % 83.0 % 78.88 %

    As you can see, Franciscan University of Steubenville is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that Franciscan will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Franciscan - 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 Franciscan?

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    *gpa score is required

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

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    Does Franciscan University of Steubenville Require Test Scores?

    Franciscan University of Steubenville requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Franciscan University of Steubenville’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.

    Franciscan University of Steubenville SAT Requirements

    Franciscan University of Steubenville’s average SAT score is 1170 - 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 Franciscan University of Steubenville is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 500 630 565
    Reading 540 670 605
    2019 Total 1040 1300 1170
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Franciscan University of Steubenville’s average SAT score is 1170. To be a competitive applicant for Franciscan University of Steubenville your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 1040, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Franciscan University of Steubenville a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1300.

    Franciscan University of Steubenville ACT Requirements

    Franciscan University of Steubenville’s average ACT score is 74. To be a competitive applicant for Franciscan University of Steubenville your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 63, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Franciscan University of Steubenville a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 85.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 19 26 22
    Reading 22 31 26
    Writing 22 28 25
    2019 Total 63 85 74
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    Franciscan University of Steubenville Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Franciscan University of Steubenville 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 Neither required nor recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into Franciscan

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

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Franciscan admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 1170 on the SAT or 74 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.77.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with Franciscan’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Franciscan University of Steubenville values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Steubenville has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Franciscan University of Steubenville wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Steubenville area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Franciscan 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 Franciscan University of Steubenville 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 Franciscan 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 Franciscan’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 Franciscan?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Franciscan 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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