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Wabash College Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Wabash College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Wabash College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Wabash College is 61.6%.  Its admission rate is the 6th lowest in Indiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Wabash College and can you get accepted?

Wabash College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,007 out of the 1,635 who applied were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 33 percent on standardized admission tests. Wabash College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Wabash College?

62% 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.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Wabash College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.6 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1240 on the SAT
  • Score 26 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Wabash College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Wabash College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Wabash College are to have around a 3.6 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Wabash College accepts 62% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Wabash College is 3.6 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 #15 in Indiana for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Wabash College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 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 Wabash College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.3% Good
3.75 to 3.99 30.1% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 30.1% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 21.5% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% 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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Wabash College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wabash College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 53% of students submitted SAT scores and 27% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Wabash College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 570
Math 25th Percentile 570
Composite 25th Percentile 1140
SAT Scores for Wabash College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 670
Math 75th Percentile 670
Composite 75th Percentile 1340
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Wabash College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Wabash College is 1240 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1140-1340. Students who get into Wabash College score in the top 34 percent of all SAT test takers..  Wabash College ranks #7 in the state of Indiana and #241 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1240 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Wabash College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1140, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1040, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Wabash College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1240 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 1240, you have around a 62% chance of being admitted. A 1340 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 76% chance of getting in.

Wabash College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1340 and Above Good >76%
1240 to 1340 Avg + 62%-76%
1140 to 1240 Avg - 46%-62%
1040 to 1140 Reach 31%-46%
Less than 1040 Low <31%
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Wabash College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Wabash College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 24
Composite 25th Percentile 23
ACT Scores for Wabash College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 29
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Wabash College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Wabash College is 26, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 23 and 29.  The school ranks #12 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 26. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 23 and score in the score in the top 32 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wabash College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Wabash College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Wabash College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 26 score has around 62% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 76% with a 29 ACT score.

Wabash College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >76%
26 to 29 Avg + 62%-76%
23 to 26 Avg - 46%-62%
20 to 23 Reach 31%-46%
Less than 20 Low <31%
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High School Class Rank

56% of Wabash College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 25% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wabash College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24.6%
Top 25% of class 56.3%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

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

Wabash College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4 1,631 1,635
Accepted 0 1,007 1,007
Acceptance Rate 0% 62% 62%
Enrolled 0 210 210
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) ? 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 281 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wabash College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wabash College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wabash College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wabash College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Wabash College is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.6 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1240 on the SAT and 26 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152673 IPEDS survey data for Wabash College.


Does Wabash College prefer SAT or ACT?

53% of students submit their SAT scores to Wabash College. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wabash College?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to Wabash College. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wabash College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1340. The average SAT score is 1240. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wabash College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. The average ACT score is 26. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.