Western Carolina University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted Western Carolina University freshman is 1145 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1145 is in the 68th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1060 to 1230. The 75th percentile score is 1230 while the 25th percentile score is 1060.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by WCU but we estimate it to be around a 970 total composite SAT score.
The average score for WCU students on the math portion of the SAT is 565 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 520 and the 75th percentile score 610.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 540 to 620 and the average score for Western Carolina University students is 580.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Western Carolina University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 79.4%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.44.
An SAT score of 1230 or higher is very competitive at WCU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 88% or higher.
Scores between 1150 to 1220 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 80% to 87%.
SAT scores between 1060 to 1140 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 66% to 78% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 970 to 1050 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 65% chance of admission to WCU. SAT scores below 970 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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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.