First-Year Student Admission Requirements

From our welcoming community and beautiful campus to our outstanding faculty members and leadership opportunities, Madonna University specializes in creating a personalized educational experience. At Madonna, we encourage you to embrace campus, participate in events, and utilize our many resources to ensure a successful future in your chosen field. 

Current high school students and high school graduates who have not enrolled in a post-secondary institution after high school apply to Madonna as a freshman. Please mention any college courses completed in high school on the Madonna application. 

The Admissions Process

The Office of Admissions begins a preliminary application evaluation once all information is received and processed. Every aspect of the application is considered: academic records, standardized test scores, personal statement, and requested program of study.

The admissions committee prioritizes applicants with strong academic credentials and notifies the applicant of a decision soon after completion. Some candidates may be asked to submit additional information. In some cases, the application may be referred to the admissions committee for a second review.

Required Materials

  • Complete online application for undergraduate admissions
  • Official high school transcript (final transcript after graduation with graduation date posted)
  • ACT/SAT score(s)
  • AP, IB test score(s), if applicable
  • Dual Enrollment/college transcript, if applicable

Admission Guidelines

At Madonna we take many factors into account when we consider students for admission.  We prefer to have students with the following profile.

  • Cumulative high school GPA 2.8 or above
  • ACT composite score 18 or above
  • SAT total score of 960 or above

Residence Hall Requirements

All first-year students who are U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and those International students who have an approved immigrant or non-immigrant visa not specifically issued for education purposes, whose primary U.S. residence is outside the geographical boundaries located on the Madonna University Live-On Requirement Map, must reside on campus and purchase a meal plan for their first and second full academic years (fall and winter semesters) at Madonna.

All new International (F-1 visa) and English Language program students must reside on campus and purchase a meal plan for their first and second full academic years (fall and winter semesters) at Madonna.

View the Madonna Live-On Requirement Map

The published criteria listed on this website supersedes any other published or posted material.

Accelerated Nursing Admissions Requirements

Details regarding admissions requirements and the admissions process for the ABSN program can be found on the ABSN website.