Chances of getting into Wichita State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
96.5%
Admission Difficulty for Wichita State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into WSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,596 out of 5,799 applicants were admitted making Wichita State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Wichita State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% 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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WSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Wichita State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Wichita State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1170

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wichita State University?

Wichita State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wichita State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >98%
1170 to 1290 Avg + 96%-98%
1050 to 1170 Avg - 93%-96%
930 to 1050 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 930 Low <89%
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WSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Wichita State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Wichita State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that WSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wichita State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wichita State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >98%
23 to 26 Avg + 96%-98%
20 to 23 Avg - 93%-96%
17 to 20 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 17 Low <89%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Wichita State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wichita State University was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WSU accepts 96% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wichita State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 37% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

79% of Wichita State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wichita State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 79%
Bottom 50% of class 21%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

Wichita State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,212 2,587 5,799
Accepted 3,092 2,504 5,596
Acceptance Rate 96% 97% 96%
Enrolled 888 826 1,714
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 33% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wichita State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Wichita State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wichita State University
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=156125 IPEDS survey data for Wichita State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

8% of students submit their SAT scores to WSU. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

96% of those who apply are granted admission to WSU. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1290. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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