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Springfield, Massachusetts

Western New England University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Western New England University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.7%
Admission Difficulty for Western New England University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Western New England University and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #58 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,363 out of 6,645 applicants were admitted making Western New England 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 46 percent. Western New England University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% 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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Western New England University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Western New England University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Western New England University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Western New England University?

Western New England University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 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

Western New England University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >88%
1155 to 1250 Avg + 81%-88%
1060 to 1155 Avg - 71%-81%
965 to 1060 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 965 Low <60%
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Western New England University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for Western New England University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Western New England University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Western New England University?

Admission data indicates that Western New England University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western New England University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Western New England University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >88%
24 to 27 Avg + 81%-88%
21 to 24 Avg - 71%-81%
18 to 21 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 18 Low <60%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.32
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Western New England University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Western New England University was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.32 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Western New England University accepts 81% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Western New England University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

80% of Western New England University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Western New England University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Western New England University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,785 3,860 6,645
Accepted 2,296 3,067 5,363
Acceptance Rate 82% 79% 81%
Enrolled 290 480 770
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Western New England University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Western New England University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Western New England 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=168254 IPEDS survey data for Western New England University.