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Winfield, Kansas

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Your chances of getting into Southwestern College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

69.1%
Admission Difficulty for Southwestern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southwestern College is 69.1%.  Its admission rate is the 9th lowest in Kansas.

Admission Selectivity

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

Southwestern College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 925 out of the 1,338 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 74 percent on standardized admission tests. Southwestern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.33. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Southwestern College?

69% 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 Southwestern College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.33 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1020 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Southwestern College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.33

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southwestern College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Southwestern College are to have around a 3.33 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Southwestern College accepts 69% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Southwestern College is 3.33 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 #18 in Kansas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Southwestern 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 3.3 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 Southwestern College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 9.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 19.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 21.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Southwestern College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Southwestern College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 11% of students submitted SAT scores and 48% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

920-1110

Applicants Submitting SAT 

11%
SAT Scores for Southwestern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 480
Math 25th Percentile 440
Composite 25th Percentile 920
SAT Scores for Southwestern College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 540
Math 75th Percentile 570
Composite 75th Percentile 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Southwestern College is 1020 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 920-1110. Students who get into Southwestern College score in the top 74 percent of all SAT test takers..  Southwestern College ranks #8 in the state of Kansas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1020 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Southwestern College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 920, 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.

Score Submission Requirements

Southwestern 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 1020 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 1015, you have around a 69% chance of being admitted. A 1110 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 81% chance of getting in.

Southwestern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >81%
1015 to 1110 Avg + 69%-81%
920 to 1015 Avg - 54%-69%
825 to 920 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 825 Low <38%
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Southwestern College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-22 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

48%
ACT Scores for Southwestern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 14
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Southwestern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Southwestern College is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 22.  The school ranks #13 in Kansas 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 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwestern College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Southwestern 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 Southwestern College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 69% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 81% with a 22 ACT score.

Southwestern College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >81%
19 to 22 Avg + 69%-81%
16 to 19 Avg - 54%-69%
13 to 16 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 13 Low <38%
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High School Class Rank

70% of Southwestern College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 36% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southwestern College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 70%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Southwestern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 488 850 1,338
Accepted 333 592 925
Acceptance Rate 68% 70% 69%
Enrolled 67 137 204
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 23% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 22, 2024

Days left to Apply

259

Applicants have 259 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 22, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southwestern College is $25.

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southwestern College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Southwestern College is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.33 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1020 on the SAT and 19 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155900 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern College.

FAQs

Does Southwestern College prefer SAT or ACT?

11% of students submit their SAT scores to Southwestern College. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southwestern College?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Southwestern College. Admission competition is low 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 Southwestern College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1110. The average SAT score is 1015. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southwestern College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.