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Wooster Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Wooster? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,178 out of 5,748 applicants or 55% were admitted making Wooster a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. The College of Wooster typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,985 2,763 5,748
Accepted 1,705 1,473 3,178
Acceptance Rate 57% 53% 55%
Enrolled 292 274 566
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 19% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to The College of Wooster 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 Wooster regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 71 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The College of Wooster.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1065. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1295 out of 1600. 45 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 1180 1410
SAT Reading 600 700
SAT Math 580 710
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English 25 32
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >70%
27 to 30 Avg + 55%-70%
25 to 27 Avg - 44%-55%
23 to 25 Reach 34%-44%
Less than 23 Low <34%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >68%
1295 to 1410 Avg + 55%-68%
1180 to 1295 Avg - 42%-55%
1065 to 1180 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 1065 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into The College of Wooster. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The College of Wooster was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Wooster accepts 55% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 46% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The College of Wooster and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies 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 No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206589 IPEDS survey data for The College of Wooster.



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