Point U: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

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

What are your chances at Point U?

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    *gpa score is required

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    What GPA do you need to get into Point University?

    Point University’s average GPA is 3.25. Point University does require GPA. This average GPA means Point University is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of Point U application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.25 to 3.41 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.41 GPA.

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

    What is Point University’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Point University’s acceptance rate was 49.07. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 51.0 % 35.0 % 49.07 %

    As you can see, Point University is a little easier to get into than last year.

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

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Point U or any other U.S. college

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

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    Does Point University Require Test Scores?

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

    Point University SAT Requirements

    Point University’s average SAT score is 910 - 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 Point University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 410 520 465
    Reading 400 490 445
    2019 Total 810 1010 910
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Point University’s average SAT score is 910. To be a competitive applicant for Point University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 810, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Point University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1010.

    Point University ACT Requirements

    Point University’s average ACT score is 57. To be a competitive applicant for Point University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 48, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Point University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 67.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 16 22 19
    Reading 15 23 19
    Writing 17 22 19
    2019 Total 48 67 57
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Point University Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Point University 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 Required

    How to get into Point U

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

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Point U admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 910 on the SAT or 57 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.25.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with Point U’s Values.

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

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Point U 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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