Saint Anselm College

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Saint Anselm College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Manchester, NH, a predominately suburban area. Around two thousand students are enrolled at Saint Anselm College.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to Saint Anselm College. A score between 1140 - 1300 on the SAT exam, or 23 - 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Saint Anselm College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.57. An estimated 80% of all applicant were accepted at Saint Anselm College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 18% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Anselm College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Anselm College was reported as 75.2% in Fall 2020 with over 3,740 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: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Anselm College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Saint Anselm College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Anselm College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.9%
  • 2017-2018: 76.1%
  • 2018-2019: 76.6%
  • 2019-2020: 75.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 70.6%

How Does Saint Anselm College Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rivier University74.8%
New England College100.0%
Franklin Pierce University66.5%
Colby-Sawyer College89.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 Saint Anselm College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 650
Math560 - 650
Total Score1140 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 30
Math22 - 26
Composite Score23 - 29
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