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WCU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into WCU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,408 out of 12,624 applicants or 59% were admitted making WCU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. West Chester University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,132 4,492 12,624
Accepted 4,748 2,660 7,408
Acceptance Rate 58% 59% 59%
Enrolled 1,504 892 2,396
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 34% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to West Chester University of Pennsylvania 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 WCU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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 1060 1240
SAT Reading 540 630
SAT Math 520 600
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 19 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >73%
23 to 26 Avg + 59%-73%
21 to 23 Avg - 48%-59%
19 to 21 Reach 38%-48%
Less than 19 Low <38%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >71%
1150 to 1240 Avg + 59%-71%
1060 to 1150 Avg - 46%-59%
970 to 1060 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 970 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into West Chester University of Pennsylvania. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at West Chester University of Pennsylvania was 3.52 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 WCU accepts 59% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to West Chester University of Pennsylvania 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 Neither required nor recommended
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 Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216764 IPEDS survey data for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.