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KWC Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

58.5%
Admission Difficulty for Kentucky Wesleyan College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into KWC? The school has a 58% acceptance rate. Last year, 798 out of 1,365 applicants were admitted making KWC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Kentucky Wesleyan College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1020-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Estimated Average SAT 1100
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Kentucky Wesleyan College?

Kentucky Wesleyan College typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. 11 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kentucky Wesleyan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >70%
1095 to 1170 Avg + 58%-70%
1020 to 1095 Avg - 45%-58%
945 to 1020 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 945 Low <32%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Estimated Average ACT 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that KWC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kentucky Wesleyan College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >72%
22 to 26 Avg + 58%-72%
19 to 22 Avg - 47%-58%
16 to 19 Reach 36%-47%
Less than 16 Low <36%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.27
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Kentucky Wesleyan College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kentucky Wesleyan College was 3.27 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as KWC accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Kentucky Wesleyan College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

69% of Kentucky Wesleyan College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Kentucky Wesleyan College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 69%
Bottom 50% of class 31%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

Kentucky Wesleyan College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 685 680 1,365
Accepted 422 376 798
Acceptance Rate 62% 55% 58%
Enrolled 88 104 192
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 28% 24%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kentucky Wesleyan College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Kentucky Wesleyan College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
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 Kentucky Wesleyan College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157076 IPEDS survey data for Kentucky Wesleyan College.