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University of West Georgia Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into University of West Georgia

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

80.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of West Georgia
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of West Georgia is 80.1%.  Its admission rate is the 38th lowest in Georgia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of West Georgia and can you get accepted?

University of West Georgia is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,832 out of the 4,783 who applied were admitted.

University of West Georgia typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.31. 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of West Georgia?

80% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of West Georgia you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.31 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1040 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT

University of West Georgia GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.31

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of West Georgia?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of West Georgia are to have around a 3.31 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of West Georgia accepts 80% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of West Georgia is 3.31 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #27 in Georgia for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of West Georgia students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.95% Good
3.75 to 3.99 26.48% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.66% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.39% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 15.12% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 8.4% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University of West Georgia SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

930-1140

Applicants Submitting SAT 

59%
SAT Scores for University of West Georgia
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 480
Math 25th Percentile 450
Composite 25th Percentile 930
SAT Scores for University of West Georgia
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 550
Composite 75th Percentile 1140
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of West Georgia?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of West Georgia is 1040 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 930-1140. Students who get into University of West Georgia score in the top 73 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of West Georgia ranks #36 in the state of Georgia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1040 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of West Georgia regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 930, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 820, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 59 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1040 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1035, you have around a 80% chance of being admitted. A 1140 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 88% chance of getting in.

University of West Georgia admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >88%
1035 to 1140 Avg + 80%-88%
930 to 1035 Avg - 68%-80%
825 to 930 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 825 Low <53%
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University of West Georgia ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-22 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

36%
ACT Scores for University of West Georgia
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for University of West Georgia
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 22
Math 75th Percentile 21
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into University of West Georgia?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of West Georgia is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 22.  The school ranks #39 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of West Georgia.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of West Georgia for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 80% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 90% with a 22 ACT score.

University of West Georgia admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >90%
19 to 22 Avg + 80%-90%
17 to 19 Avg - 71%-80%
15 to 17 Reach 59%-71%
Less than 15 Low <59%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of West Georgia admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,079 1,647 4,783
Accepted 2,514 1,277 3,832
Acceptance Rate 82% 78% 80%
Enrolled 896 528 1,424
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 41% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of West Georgia is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of West Georgia and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of West Georgia Application Requirements
Test Scores Required to be considered for admission
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of West Georgia
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of West Georgia is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.31 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1040 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141334 IPEDS survey data for University of West Georgia.

FAQs

Does University of West Georgia prefer SAT or ACT?

59% of students submit their SAT scores to University of West Georgia. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of West Georgia?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to University of West Georgia. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of West Georgia?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1140. The average SAT score is 1035. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of West Georgia?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.