Wayland Baptist University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Wayland Baptist University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 535 out of 542 applicants or 99% were admitted making Wayland Baptist University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Wayland Baptist University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 59% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Wayland Baptist University is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 210 332 542
Accepted 209 326 535
Acceptance Rate 100% 98% 99%
Enrolled 126 188 314
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 60% 58% 59%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Wayland Baptist 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 Wayland Baptist University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 16 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wayland Baptist University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 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 725. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 955 out of 1600. 44 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 840 1070
SAT Reading 420 530
SAT Math 430 550
ACT Composite 16 23
ACT English 15 22
ACT Math 16 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >99%
19 to 23 Avg + 99%-99%
16 to 19 Avg - 98%-99%
13 to 16 Reach 98%-98%
Less than 13 Low <98%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >99%
955 to 1070 Avg + 99%-99%
840 to 955 Avg - 98%-99%
725 to 840 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 725 Low <97%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Wayland Baptist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wayland Baptist University was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wayland Baptist University accepts 99% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wayland Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
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 Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229780 IPEDS survey data for Wayland Baptist University.

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