WSU Admission RequirementsDetroit, Michigan
Chances of getting into Wayne State University
How hard is it to get into WSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,533 out of 16,210 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.
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WSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT89%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 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. 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|
|1210 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1110 to 1210||Avg +||71%-81%|
|1010 to 1110||Avg -||59%-71%|
|910 to 1010||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 910||Low||<46%|
WSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT24%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|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 #15 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wayne State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>81%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||71%-81%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||59%-71%|
|18 to 21||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 18||Low||<46%|
Avg. High School GPA3.22
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Wayne State University. 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 71% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
77% of Wayne State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||28%||26%|
What are the requirements for admission to Wayne State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
89% of students submit their SAT scores to WSU. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
71% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1210. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.