Bowling Green, Kentucky
WKU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Western Kentucky University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into WKU and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,358 out of 9,804 applicants were admitted making Western Kentucky University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Western Kentucky University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 33% 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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WKU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT7%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Western Kentucky University?
Western Kentucky 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. 7 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>97%|
|1150 to 1250||Avg +||95%-97%|
|1050 to 1150||Avg -||92%-95%|
|950 to 1050||Reach||87%-92%|
|Less than 950||Low||<87%|
WKU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT96%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into WKU?
Admission data indicates that WKU 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 15 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western Kentucky University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>97%|
|23 to 27||Avg +||95%-97%|
|19 to 23||Avg -||92%-95%|
|15 to 19||Reach||87%-92%|
|Less than 15||Low||<87%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Western Kentucky University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Western Kentucky University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WKU accepts 95% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||14%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||22%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||12%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||2%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
76% of Western Kentucky University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||25%|
|Top 25% of class||50%|
|Top 50% of class||76%|
|Bottom 50% of class||24%|
|Bottom 25% of class||7%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||35%||33%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply9
Applicants have 9 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Western Kentucky University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157951 IPEDS survey data for Western Kentucky University.