Boston, Massachusetts

Wheelock College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Wheelock College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Wheelock College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Wheelock College and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,036 out of 1,341 applicants were admitted making Wheelock College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 94 percent. Wheelock College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 13% 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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Wheelock College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Wheelock College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 380
SAT Composite 25th 790
SAT Scores for Wheelock College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 980

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Wheelock College typically requires applicants to be in the top 92 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 790 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 600. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. The school ranks #47 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 2 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

Wheelock College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >85%
975 to 1160 Avg + 77%-85%
790 to 975 Avg - 66%-77%
605 to 790 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 605 Low <54%
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Wheelock College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Wheelock College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 9
ACT Math 25th 12
ACT Composite 25th 12
ACT Scores for Wheelock College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 16
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Wheelock College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 12 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 97 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 8 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #47 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wheelock College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wheelock College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >85%
16 to 20 Avg + 77%-85%
12 to 16 Avg - 66%-77%
8 to 12 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 8 Low <54%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Wheelock College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wheelock College was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #43 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wheelock College accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wheelock College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 16% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

63% of Wheelock College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wheelock College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 63%
Bottom 50% of class 37%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Wheelock College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 992 349 1,341
Accepted 827 209 1,036
Acceptance Rate 83% 60% 77%
Enrolled 103 29 132
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 14% 13%

Admission Requirements

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

Wheelock College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wheelock College
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=168290 IPEDS survey data for Wheelock College.