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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 25.78% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 34.23%.
Yale University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 6.53% and University of Pennsylvania has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 61.26% 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 2020-2021.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Nursing Schools
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Johns Hopkins University30,115 (13,961/16,154) 3,330 (1,551/1,779) 1,405 (673/732) 11% (11%/11%) 42% (43%/5%)
1 University of Pennsylvania42,205 (21,197/21,008) 3,789 (1,789/2,000) 2,321 (1,071/1,250) 9% (8%/10%) 61% (60%/6%)
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus43,778 (20,432/23,346) 24,456 (10,315/14,141) 7,027 (3,033/3,994) 56% (50%/61%) 29% (29%/17%)
4 University of California-San FranciscoNo admission statistics available for the school.
4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill41,773 (17,435/24,338) 10,445 (4,340/6,105) 4,445 (1,732/2,713) 25% (25%/25%) 43% (40%/11%)
6 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor65,021 (33,386/31,635) 16,974 (8,084/8,890) 6,879 (3,263/3,616) 26% (24%/28%) 41% (40%/11%)
7 Duke University39,639 (20,180/19,459) 3,068 (1,558/1,510) 1,580 (805/775) 8% (8%/8%) 51% (52%/4%)
7 Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo admission statistics available for the school.
7 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus32,549 (14,531/18,018) 20,791 (9,080/11,711) 4,230 (1,796/2,434) 64% (62%/65%) 20% (20%/14%)
7 Yale University35,220 (16,409/18,811) 2,299 (1,185/1,114) 1,264 (656/608) 7% (7%/6%) 55% (55%/3%)
Average41,288 (19,691/19,691)10,644 (4,738/5,906)3,644 (1,629/2,015)25.78% (24.1%/30.0%)34.23% (34.4%/34.1%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,365 and 75th percentile is 1,520 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 735.
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 2020-2021.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Nursing Schools
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Johns Hopkins University61%
(854)
720760750800
1University of Pennsylvania65%
(1,501)
710770750800
1University of Washington-Seattle Campus81%
(5,692)
590700610753
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 Hill49%
(2,176)
640730640760
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor64%
(4,393)
660740680780
7Duke University60%
(954)
720770750800
7Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
7University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus81%
(3,420)
623700620720
7Yale University70%
(891)
720780740800
Average66.38% 672.88743.75 692.50776.63

*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 33, 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 2020-2021.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Nursing Schools
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Johns Hopkins University36%
(503)
3436 34363235
1University of Pennsylvania35%
(820)
3335 34363135
1University of Washington-Seattle Campus28%
(1,943)
2733 26352632
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 Hill52%
(2,331)
2833 28352632
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor48%
(3,277)
3134 32352934
7Duke University61%
(956)
3435 35363235
7Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
7University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus33%
(1,407)
2832 26342631
7Yale University46%
(583)
3335 34363135
Average42.38% 31.0034.13 31.1335.38 29.1333.63

*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 2020-2021 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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