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Southwestern College Admission Requirements

Winfield, Kansas

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Chances of getting into Southwestern College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Admission Difficulty for Southwestern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into Southwestern College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Southwestern College is 56%.  It ranks #7 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Southwestern College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 793 out of 1,410 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent (SAT 870/1090 ACT 17/22). Southwestern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.31. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Southwestern College application fee is $25 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Southwestern College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Southwestern College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
20%
SAT Scores for Southwestern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Southwestern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 980

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Southwestern College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. Southwestern College ranks #9 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southwestern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >68%
980 to 1090 Avg + 56%-68%
870 to 980 Avg - 43%-56%
760 to 870 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 760 Low <31%
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Southwestern College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Southwestern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Southwestern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Southwestern College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwestern College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southwestern College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >71%
19 to 22 Avg + 56%-71%
17 to 19 Avg - 45%-56%
15 to 17 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 15 Low <35%
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Southwestern College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southwestern College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Southwestern College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southwestern College was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Southwestern College accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Southwestern College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 4.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 13.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 21.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 22.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64% of Southwestern College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southwestern College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 5%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 64%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southwestern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 543 867 1,410
Accepted 326 467 793
Acceptance Rate 60% 54% 56%
Enrolled 89 137 226
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 29% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
35

Applicants have 35 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

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 Required
High School GPA Required
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

High School Credits Accepted at Southwestern College
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=155900 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern College.

FAQs

Does Southwestern College prefer SAT or ACT?

20% of students submit their SAT scores to Southwestern College. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southwestern College?

56% 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 870 and 1090. 20% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 17 and 22. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.