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Can I get into WMU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 12,501 out of 15,175 applicants or 82% were admitted making Western Michigan 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. Western Michigan University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||27%||24%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Western Michigan University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that WMU regularly accepts students with ACTs 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western Michigan University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 825. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1095 out of 1600. 1 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.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>89%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||82%-89%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||73%-82%|
|16 to 19||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 16||Low||<61%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1095 to 1230||Avg +||82%-89%|
|960 to 1095||Avg -||73%-82%|
|825 to 960||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 825||Low||<61%|
You will need above average high school grades to get into Western Michigan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Western Michigan University was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.28 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WMU accepts 82% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||13%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||18%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||31%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Reach|
What are the requirements for admission to Western Michigan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172699 IPEDS survey data for Western Michigan University.