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SAT scores needed to get into Western Carolina University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1120

The average composite SAT score for admitted Western Carolina University freshman is 1120 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1120 is in the 63rd percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1020 to 1220

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1020 to 1220. The 75th percentile score is 1220 while the 25th percentile score is 1020.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by WCU but we estimate it to be around a 920 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 555

The average score for WCU students on the math portion of the SAT is 555 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 510 and the 75th percentile score 600.

Average SAT Reading Score 565

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 510 to 620 and the average score for Western Carolina University students is 565.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

50 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Western Carolina University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Western Carolina University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 48.5%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.46.

Can I get into WCU with a 1220 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1220 or higher is very competitive at WCU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 64% or higher.

Can I get into WCU with a 1120 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1120 to 1210 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a slightly above average chance of acceptance, around 48% to 62% but admission is competitive.

Can I get into WCU with a 1020 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1020 to 1110 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 33% to 46% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into WCU with a 920 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 920 to 1010 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 31% chance of admission to WCU. SAT scores below 920 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Western Carolina University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 95%
1590 95%
1580 95%
1570 94%
1560 94%
1550 94%
1540 93%
1530 93%
1520 92%
1510 92%
1500 91%
1490 91%
1480 90%
1470 90%
1460 89%
1450 88%
1440 88%
1430 87%
1420 86%
1410 86%
1400 85%
1390 84%
1380 83%
1370 82%
1360 81%
1350 80%
1340 79%
1330 78%
1320 77%
1310 76%
1300 75%
1290 73%
1280 72%
1270 71%
1260 69%
1250 68%
1240 67%
1230 65%
1220 64%
1210 62%
1200 61%
1190 59%
1180 58%
1170 56%
1160 54%
1150 53%
1140 51%
1130 50%
1120 48%
1110 46%
1100 45%
1090 43%
1080 42%
1070 40%
1060 39%
1050 37%
1040 36%
1030 34%
1020 33%
1010 31%
1000 30%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200004 IPEDS survey data for Western Carolina University.