WKU Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Western Kentucky University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into WKU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,303 out of 8,957 applicants or 93% were admitted making Western Kentucky University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Western Kentucky University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Western Kentucky University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Western Kentucky University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 815. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1085 out of 1600. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Western Kentucky University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >96%
1085 to 1220 Avg + 93%-96%
950 to 1085 Avg - 89%-93%
815 to 950 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 815 Low <82%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Western Kentucky University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Western Kentucky University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into WKU?

Admission data indicates that WKU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western Kentucky University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Western Kentucky University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >96%
22 to 26 Avg + 93%-96%
19 to 22 Avg - 89%-93%
16 to 19 Reach 84%-89%
Less than 16 Low <84%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Western Kentucky University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Western Kentucky University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,266 3,691 8,957
Accepted 4,937 3,366 8,303
Acceptance Rate 94% 91% 93%
Enrolled 1,805 1,316 3,121
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 39% 38%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Western Kentucky University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Western Kentucky University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Western Kentucky University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157951 IPEDS survey data for Western Kentucky University.

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