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WMU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,352 6,823 15,175
Accepted 6,997 5,504 12,501
Acceptance Rate 84% 81% 82%
Enrolled 1,502 1,486 2,988
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 27% 24%

Scores you need to get in

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.

ACT Requirements

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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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
SAT Composite 960 1230
SAT Reading 470 640
SAT Math 490 590
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 19 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 19% Good
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

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=172699 IPEDS survey data for Western Michigan University.



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