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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||34%||32%|
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.
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.
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|
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
What are the requirements for admission to West Chester University of Pennsylvania and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.