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Chances of getting into Kentucky Wesleyan College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.4%
Admission Difficulty for Kentucky Wesleyan College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into KWC and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,057 out of 1,693 applicants were admitted making KWC a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Kentucky Wesleyan College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

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

KWC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1198
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 588
SAT Composite 75th 1198
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Kentucky Wesleyan College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kentucky Wesleyan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1198 and Above Good >74%
1099 to 1198 Avg + 62%-74%
1000 to 1099 Avg - 49%-62%
901 to 1000 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 901 Low <36%
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KWC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
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 KWC?

Admission data indicates that KWC 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 #11 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kentucky Wesleyan College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >74%
23 to 26 Avg + 62%-74%
20 to 23 Avg - 49%-62%
17 to 20 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 17 Low <36%
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KWC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.27
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Kentucky Wesleyan College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into KWC. 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. The school ranks #13 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as KWC accepts 62% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Kentucky Wesleyan College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 793 900 1,693
Accepted 535 522 1,057
Acceptance Rate 67% 58% 62%
Enrolled 121 124 245
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
160

Applicants have 160 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Kentucky Wesleyan College is $0.

Admission Requirements

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

Kentucky Wesleyan College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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 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.

FAQs

Does Kentucky Wesleyan College prefer SAT or ACT?

16% of students submit their SAT scores to KWC. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Kentucky Wesleyan College?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to KWC. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Kentucky Wesleyan College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1198. 16% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Kentucky Wesleyan College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.