Chances of getting into The College of Wooster

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.4%
Admission Difficulty for The College of Wooster
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Wooster and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,169 out of 5,615 applicants were admitted making Wooster a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. The College of Wooster typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Wooster SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
45%
SAT Scores for The College of Wooster
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for The College of Wooster
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1330

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The College of Wooster?

The College of Wooster typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 45 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The College of Wooster admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >68%
1325 to 1430 Avg + 56%-68%
1220 to 1325 Avg - 43%-56%
1115 to 1220 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 1115 Low <31%
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Wooster ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
ACT Scores for The College of Wooster
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for The College of Wooster
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Wooster?

Admission data indicates that Wooster regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The College of Wooster.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The College of Wooster admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >68%
27 to 30 Avg + 56%-68%
24 to 27 Avg - 43%-56%
21 to 24 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 21 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.66
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into The College of Wooster. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The College of Wooster was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Wooster accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted The College of Wooster students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 46% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of The College of Wooster freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The College of Wooster students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 40%
Top 25% of class 73%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

The College of Wooster admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,105 2,510 5,615
Accepted 1,824 1,345 3,169
Acceptance Rate 59% 54% 56%
Enrolled 316 252 568
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 19% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
90

Applicants have 90 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Wooster before the Feb 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The College of Wooster and what considerations affect admission decisions?

The College of Wooster Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The College of Wooster
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206589 IPEDS survey data for The College of Wooster.