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Walsh College Admission Requirements

North Canton, Ohio

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Your chances of getting into Walsh University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Walsh University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Walsh College is 79.9%.  Its admission rate is the 40th lowest in Ohio.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Walsh College and can you get accepted?

Walsh 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, 1,485 out of the 1,858 who applied were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 49 percent on standardized admission tests. Walsh University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.38. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Walsh College?

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Admission Requirements in Brief

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

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.38 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Walsh College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Walsh University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Walsh College are to have around a 3.38 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.38 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Walsh College accepts 80% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Walsh College is 3.38 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #42 in Ohio for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Walsh College 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 3.4 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.38 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Walsh College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Walsh University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 11% of students submitted SAT scores and 64% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Walsh University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 505
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1035
SAT Scores for Walsh University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 600
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Walsh College is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1035-1220. Students who get into Walsh University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Walsh College ranks #23 in the state of Ohio for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Walsh College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1035 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1035, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 940, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Walsh 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 "considered but not required".

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

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 1127, you have around a 80% chance of being admitted. A 1220 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 88% chance of getting in.

Walsh University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >88%
1127 to 1220 Avg + 80%-88%
1035 to 1127 Avg - 68%-80%
943 to 1035 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 943 Low <53%
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Walsh College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Walsh University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for Walsh University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Walsh College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Walsh College is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 26.  The school ranks #21 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 17.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Walsh University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Walsh University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Walsh College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 80% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 88% with a 26 ACT score.

Walsh University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >88%
23 to 26 Avg + 80%-88%
20 to 23 Avg - 68%-80%
17 to 20 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 17 Low <53%
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Admission Statistics

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

Walsh University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 932 926 1,858
Accepted 784 701 1,485
Acceptance Rate 84% 76% 80%
Enrolled 159 176 335
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 25% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Walsh University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Walsh 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 3.38 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1130 and ACT of 23 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206437 IPEDS survey data for Walsh University.


Does Walsh University prefer SAT or ACT?

11% of students submit their SAT scores to Walsh College. 64% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Walsh University?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Walsh College. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Walsh University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1035 and 1220. The average SAT score is 1127. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Walsh University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.