Cardinal Stritch University (Stritch)

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Cardinal Stritch University can be found in Milwaukee, WI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately two thousand students are enrolled at Stritch.

Most of the students accepted into this school got an SAT score in the range of 980 - 1130, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 18 - 22. We were able to estimate the Stritch average GPA (2.89 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Stritch admits about 80 percent of students applying. Of those that are admitted, about 18 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Stritch Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Cardinal Stritch University was reported as 81.5% in Fall 2020 with over 1,140 applications submitted to Stritch. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Stritch ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • Stritch Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Cardinal Stritch University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Cardinal Stritch University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cardinal Stritch University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 81.5%
  • 2017-2018: 78.3%
  • 2018-2019: 70.9%
  • 2019-2020: 81.5%
  • Projected Stritch Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.4%

How Does Stritch Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cardinal Stritch University is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Milwaukee School of Engineering61.7%
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design68.0%
Mount Mary College57.9%
Wisconsin Lutheran College89.2%
Alverno College69.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Stritch (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 550
Math500 - 580
Total Score980 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math17 - 22
Composite Score18 - 22
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