Chances of getting into Western Michigan University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into WMU and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #41 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,741 out of 14,263 applicants were admitted making Western Michigan 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 51 percent. Western Michigan University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% 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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WMU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT69%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1040|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Western Michigan University?
Western Michigan University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 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|
|1260 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1150 to 1260||Avg +||82%-89%|
|1040 to 1150||Avg -||73%-82%|
|930 to 1040||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 930||Low||<61%|
WMU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT45%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into WMU?
Admission data indicates that WMU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western Michigan University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>89%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||82%-89%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||73%-82%|
|17 to 20||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 17||Low||<61%|
Avg. High School GPA3.28
Typical High School GradesB
You will need above average high school grades to get into Western Michigan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Western Michigan University was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.28 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WMU accepts 82% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||13%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||18%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||31%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
70% of Western Michigan University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||10%|
|Top 25% of class||31%|
|Top 50% of class||70%|
|Bottom 50% of class||30%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||28%||27%|
What are the requirements for admission to Western Michigan 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=172699 IPEDS survey data for Western Michigan University.
Frequently Asked Questions
69% of students submit their SAT scores to WMU. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
82% of those who apply are granted admission to WMU. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1260. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.