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Southwestern College Admission Requirements

Winfield, Kansas

Chances of getting into Southwestern College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.5%
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 school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 472 out of 850 applicants were admitted making Southwestern College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Southwestern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Southwestern College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Southwestern College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT
20%
SAT Scores for Southwestern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Southwestern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Southwestern College typically requires applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southwestern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >68%
995 to 1080 Avg + 56%-68%
910 to 995 Avg - 43%-56%
825 to 910 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 825 Low <31%
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Southwestern College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Southwestern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Southwestern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southwestern College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >71%
20 to 23 Avg + 56%-71%
18 to 20 Avg - 45%-56%
16 to 18 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 16 Low <35%
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Southwestern College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
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 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 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
3.75+ 29% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

83% 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 21%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southwestern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 375 475 850
Accepted 199 273 472
Acceptance Rate 53% 57% 56%
Enrolled 74 113 187
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 41% 40%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

Southwestern College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
F
Friends University

Wichita, Kansas

S
Sterling College

Sterling, Kansas

B
Bethany College

Lindsborg, Kansas

S
Southwestern Christian University

Bethany, Oklahoma

M
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Kansas City, Missouri

M
Missouri Valley College

Marshall, Missouri

N
Nebraska Christian College

Papillion, Nebraska

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 910 and 1080. 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 18 and 23. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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