Gannon University

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Gannon University can be found in Erie, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around four thousand students are enrolled at Gannon University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1030 (25th percentile) to 1240 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Gannon University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.38. Gannon University accepts about 80% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, about 21% registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Gannon University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Gannon University was reported as 75.5% in Fall 2020 with over 4,730 college applications submitted to this school. 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

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Gannon University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Gannon 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gannon University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.7%
  • 2017-2018: 79.9%
  • 2018-2019: 80.9%
  • 2019-2020: 75.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 72.7%

How Does Gannon University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Gannon University is thirty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mercyhurst University86.4%
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania83.3%
Allegheny College62.2%
SUNY at Fredonia71.1%
Thiel College79.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • 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 Gannon University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math510 - 620
Total Score1030 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 26
Composite Score19 - 26
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