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Chances of getting into Wayne State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.1%
Admission Difficulty for Wayne State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into WSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,495 out of 15,716 applicants were admitted making WSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Wayne State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

WSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Wayne State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Wayne State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wayne State University?

Wayne State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wayne State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >82%
1120 to 1230 Avg + 73%-82%
1010 to 1120 Avg - 61%-73%
900 to 1010 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 900 Low <48%
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WSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for Wayne State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Wayne State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
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 WSU?

Admission data indicates that WSU 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 #14 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wayne State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wayne State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >82%
24 to 27 Avg + 73%-82%
21 to 24 Avg - 61%-73%
18 to 21 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 18 Low <48%
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WSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Wayne State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into WSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wayne State University was 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as WSU accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wayne State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

77% of Wayne State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wayne State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Wayne State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,591 5,941 15,716
Accepted 6,952 4,433 11,495
Acceptance Rate 72% 75% 73%
Enrolled 1,768 1,200 2,968
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 27% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
94

Applicants have 94 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wayne State University
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=172644 IPEDS survey data for Wayne State University.

FAQs

Does Wayne State University prefer SAT or ACT?

89% of students submit their SAT scores to WSU. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wayne State University?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to WSU. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wayne State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1230. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wayne State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.