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Nebraska Wesleyan University Admission Requirements

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Your chances of getting into Nebraska Wesleyan University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

81.5%
Admission Difficulty for Nebraska Wesleyan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Nebraska Wesleyan University is 81.5%.  Its admission rate is the 12th lowest in Nebraska.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Nebraska Wesleyan University and can you get accepted?

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,931 out of the 2,370 who applied were admitted.

Nebraska Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Nebraska Wesleyan University?

81% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Nebraska Wesleyan University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.7 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Nebraska Wesleyan University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.7

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Nebraska Wesleyan University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Nebraska Wesleyan University are to have around a 3.7 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.7 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Nebraska Wesleyan University accepts 81% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Nebraska Wesleyan University is 3.7 on the 4.0 scale. 24% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #2 in Nebraska for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Nebraska Wesleyan University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Nebraska Wesleyan University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 23.95% Good
3.75 to 3.99 29.38% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 16.79% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.8% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.4% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 5.43% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.25% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Nebraska Wesleyan University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 6% of students submitted SAT scores and 34% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1010-1240

Applicants Submitting SAT 

6%
SAT Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 510
Composite 25th Percentile 1010
SAT Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Nebraska Wesleyan University is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1010-1240. Students who get into Nebraska Wesleyan University score in the top 59 percent of all SAT test takers..  Nebraska Wesleyan University ranks #4 in the state of Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Nebraska Wesleyan University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1010, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 890, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1130 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1125, you have around a 81% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 89% chance of getting in.

Nebraska Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >89%
1125 to 1240 Avg + 81%-89%
1010 to 1125 Avg - 69%-81%
895 to 1010 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 895 Low <54%
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Nebraska Wesleyan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

22-29 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

34%
ACT Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 21
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 30
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Nebraska Wesleyan University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Nebraska Wesleyan University is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 29.  The school ranks #2 in Nebraska for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Nebraska Wesleyan University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Nebraska Wesleyan University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 81% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 90% with a 29 ACT score.

Nebraska Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >90%
25 to 29 Avg + 81%-90%
22 to 25 Avg - 71%-81%
19 to 22 Reach 59%-71%
Less than 19 Low <59%
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High School Class Rank

84% of Nebraska Wesleyan University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 50% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Nebraska Wesleyan University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Nebraska Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,124 1,246 2,370
Accepted 968 963 1,931
Acceptance Rate 86% 77% 81%
Enrolled 184 174 358
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 18% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

170

Applicants have 170 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Nebraska Wesleyan University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Nebraska Wesleyan University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Nebraska Wesleyan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Nebraska Wesleyan University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.7 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1130 and ACT of 25 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181446 IPEDS survey data for Nebraska Wesleyan University.

FAQs

Does Nebraska Wesleyan University prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to Nebraska Wesleyan University. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Nebraska Wesleyan University?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Nebraska Wesleyan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1240. The average SAT score is 1125. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Nebraska Wesleyan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.