Heidelberg University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Heidelberg University was founded in 1386 by Rupert I, the Elector Palatine of the Rhine. It is one of the oldest universities in Germany and is renowned for its research-oriented teaching. The university was initially located in a castle which served as a refuge for students and professors during times of strife. Over the centuries, Heidelberg University has grown to become one of Germany’s leading institutions of higher education with an international reputation for excellence. Its faculty includes many prominent scholars, and its alumni include numerous Nobel Prize winners. Heidelberg University has been a major center of learning since its founding, hosting renowned scientists such as Robert Bunsen and Albert Einstein who conducted their research there. The university has also played an important role in German cultural life, producing writers such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and philosophers such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel who have left their mark on German history. In recent years, Heidelberg University has continued to grow, expanding its academic programs to include fields such as medicine, business administration and computer science. Today it is home to more than 30,000 students from all over the world who come together to pursue their studies at this historic institution.

Heidelberg University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Heidelberg University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Heidelberg University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Heidelberg University is one of the leading universities in Germany and is known for its rigorous academic standards. It has a total enrollment of over 27,000 students, with a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. The university offers more than 130 degree programs ranging from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees. Around 60% of the students are from Germany, while 40% come from other countries across the globe. Heidelberg has an acceptance rate of 22%, making it one of the most selective universities in Germany. In terms of gender, 57% are male and 43% are female. The majority of the student body identifies as German with many other nationalities present on campus. Heidelberg also offers a variety of scholarships and grants for international students to help them pursue their studies at this prestigious university.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 62%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 62%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,294
Female applicants 998
Male applicants 1,296
Applicants accepted 1,420
Female applicants accepted 666
Male applicants accepted 754
Freshman enrollment 334
Female freshman enrollment 0
Male freshman enrollment 334
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 88%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.8-3.6

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 24%
SAT Critical Reading average score 493
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 420-560
SAT Math average score 507
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-560
SAT Writing average score 486
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 470-550
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 90%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-24