Wilberforce, Ohio

Wilberforce University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Wilberforce University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Wilberforce University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Wilberforce University and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,300 out of 2,692 applicants were admitted making Wilberforce University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 85 percent. Wilberforce University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Wilberforce University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Wilberforce University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for Wilberforce University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wilberforce University?

Wilberforce University typically requires applicants to be in the top 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. The school ranks #48 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 33 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

Wilberforce University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1060 and Above Good >61%
960 to 1060 Avg + 48%-61%
860 to 960 Avg - 35%-48%
760 to 860 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 760 Low <24%
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Wilberforce University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Wilberforce University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for Wilberforce University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 18
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Wilberforce University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #56 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wilberforce University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wilberforce University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >61%
16 to 18 Avg + 48%-61%
14 to 16 Avg - 35%-48%
12 to 14 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 12 Low <24%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You can get into Wilberforce University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wilberforce University was 2.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #56 in Ohio for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Wilberforce University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

Wilberforce University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,662 1,030 2,692
Accepted 812 488 1,300
Acceptance Rate 49% 47% 48%
Enrolled 65 71 136
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 15% 10%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 227 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Wilberforce University before the Jun 30 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wilberforce University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206491 IPEDS survey data for Wilberforce University.