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Washington State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Washington State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,742 out of 19,766 applicants or 80% were admitted making Washington State 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. Washington State University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 11,172 8,594 19,766
Accepted 9,084 6,658 15,742
Acceptance Rate 81% 77% 80%
Enrolled 2,533 2,194 4,727
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 33% 30%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Washington State 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 Washington State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Washington State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1105 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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 990 1220
SAT Reading 490 620
SAT Math 500 600
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 18 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >87%
23 to 26 Avg + 80%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 70%-80%
17 to 20 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 17 Low <58%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >87%
1105 to 1220 Avg + 80%-87%
990 to 1105 Avg - 70%-80%
875 to 990 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 875 Low <58%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Washington State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Washington State University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Washington State University accepts 80% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Washington State 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=236939 IPEDS survey data for Washington State University.