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Midway University Admission Requirements

Midway, Kentucky

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Your chances of getting into Midway University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Midway University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Midway University is 77.7%.  Its admission rate is the 14th lowest in Kentucky.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Midway University and can you get accepted?

Midway University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 779 out of the 1,002 who applied were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 64 percent on standardized admission tests. Midway University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.39. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Midway University?

78% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Midway University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.39 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1030 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT

Midway University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Midway University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Midway University are to have around a 3.39 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Midway University accepts 78% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Midway University is 3.39 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #18 in Kentucky for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Midway University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Midway University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.74% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 23.61% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.74% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.88% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.6% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.43% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Midway University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Midway University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 5% of students submitted SAT scores and 42% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Midway University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 440
Composite 25th Percentile 940
SAT Scores for Midway University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 570
Math 75th Percentile 550
Composite 75th Percentile 1120
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Midway University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Midway University is 1030 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 940-1120. Students who get into Midway University score in the top 71 percent of all SAT test takers..  Midway University ranks #16 in the state of Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1030 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Midway University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 940, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Midway University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1030 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1030, you have around a 78% chance of being admitted. A 1120 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 87% chance of getting in.

Midway University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1120 and Above Good >87%
1030 to 1120 Avg + 78%-87%
940 to 1030 Avg - 65%-78%
850 to 940 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 850 Low <50%
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Midway University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Midway University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Midway University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Midway University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Midway University is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 24.  The school ranks #14 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Midway University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Midway University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Midway University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 78% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 88% with a 24 ACT score.

Midway University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >88%
21 to 24 Avg + 78%-88%
19 to 21 Avg - 68%-78%
17 to 19 Reach 56%-68%
Less than 17 Low <56%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Midway University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 641 361 1,002
Accepted 496 283 779
Acceptance Rate 77% 78% 78%
Enrolled 157 80 237
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 28% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Midway University is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Midway University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Midway University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Midway University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Midway University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.39 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1030 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157377 IPEDS survey data for Midway University.


Does Midway University prefer SAT or ACT?

5% of students submit their SAT scores to Midway University. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Midway University?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Midway University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Midway University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. The average SAT score is 1030. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Midway University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.