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Admission Comparison Between Best Nursing Schools

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best Nursing schools. The average acceptance rate of best Nursing schools is 23.12% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 37.12%.
Yale University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 6.08% and University of Pennsylvania has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 69.65% among best Nursing schools. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2019-2020.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Nursing Schools
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Johns Hopkins University31,139 (14,413/16,726) 3,477 (1,603/1,874) 1,475 (706/769) 11% (11%/11%) 42% (44%/5%)
1 University of Pennsylvania44,961 (22,459/22,502) 3,446 (1,625/1,821) 2,400 (1,150/1,250) 8% (7%/8%) 70% (71%/6%)
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus45,579 (21,010/24,569) 23,592 (10,441/13,151) 6,992 (3,054/3,938) 52% (50%/54%) 30% (29%/16%)
4 University of California-San FranciscoNo admission statistics available for the school.
4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill42,465 (17,291/25,174) 9,610 (3,954/5,656) 4,182 (1,661/2,521) 23% (23%/22%) 44% (42%/10%)
6 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor64,972 (33,697/31,275) 14,883 (6,987/7,896) 6,830 (3,318/3,512) 23% (21%/25%) 46% (47%/11%)
7 Duke University41,947 (20,183/21,314) 3,187 (1,602/1,585) 1,731 (877/854) 8% (8%/7%) 54% (55%/4%)
7 Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo admission statistics available for the school.
7 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus32,091 (14,485/17,606) 18,180 (7,872/10,308) 4,026 (1,746/2,280) 57% (54%/59%) 22% (22%/13%)
7 Yale University36,844 (17,076/19,768) 2,241 (1,128/1,113) 1,550 (771/779) 6% (7%/6%) 69% (68%/4%)
Average42,500 (20,077/20,077)9,827 (4,402/5,426)3,648 (1,660/1,988)23.12% (21.9%/27.0%)37.12% (37.7%/36.6%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,373 and 75th percentile is 1,525 for best Nursing schools. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 708 and the average SAT Math score is 741.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best Nursing schools. The following table compares SAT Scores between best Nursing schools for academic year 2019-2020.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Nursing Schools
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Johns Hopkins University62%
(920)
710760750800
1University of Pennsylvania62%
(1,499)
700760750800
1University of Washington-Seattle Campus81%
(5,638)
600700620770
4University of California-San FranciscoNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
4University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill42%
(1,767)
650730660770
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor63%
(4,315)
660740680790
7Duke University55%
(956)
720770760800
7Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
7University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus83%
(3,335)
630700630740
7Yale University68%
(1,061)
720770740800
Average64.50% 673.75741.25 698.75783.75

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 91 and 75th percentile is 103 for best Nursing schools. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 32, the average ACT English score is 33, and the average ACT Math score is 31.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best Nursing schools. The following table compares ACT Scores between best Nursing schools for academic year 2019-2020.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Nursing Schools
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Johns Hopkins University36%
(533)
3335 34363035
1University of Pennsylvania38%
(901)
3335 34363235
1University of Washington-Seattle Campus30%
(2,100)
2733 25352633
4University of California-San FranciscoNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
4University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill51%
(2,135)
2833 28352632
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor48%
(3,288)
3134 32352934
7Duke University57%
(988)
3335 34363235
7Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
7University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus34%
(1,376)
2833 27342631
7Yale University50%
(773)
3335 35363135
Average43.00% 30.7534.13 31.1335.38 29.0033.75

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best Nursing schools based on academic year 2019-2020 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Nursing Schools
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Johns Hopkins University
1 University of Pennsylvania
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus
4 University of California-San FranciscoInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
6 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
7 Duke University
7 Oregon Health & Science UniversityInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
7 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
7 Yale University

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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