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Wilberforce, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Wilberforce University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39.1%
Admission Difficulty for Wilberforce University
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Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Wilberforce University and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,384 out of 3,544 applicants were admitted making Wilberforce University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 81 percent. Wilberforce University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wilberforce University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 33% of students submit SAT scores and 41% submit ACT scores.

Wilberforce University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
734-843
Applicants Submitting SAT
33%
SAT Scores for Wilberforce University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 351
SAT Math 25th 383
SAT Composite 25th 734
SAT Scores for Wilberforce University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 442
SAT Math 75th 401
SAT Composite 75th 843
Average SAT Score 790

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

Wilberforce University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 734 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 680. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 790 out of 1600. The school ranks #53 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wilberforce University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
843 and Above Good >52%
788 to 843 Avg + 39%-52%
734 to 788 Avg - 27%-39%
680 to 734 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 680 Low <18%
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Wilberforce University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for Wilberforce University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Wilberforce University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

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 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #54 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wilberforce University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wilberforce University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >52%
17 to 19 Avg + 39%-52%
15 to 17 Avg - 27%-39%
13 to 15 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 13 Low <18%
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Wilberforce University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.82*
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Wilberforce University?

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 2.82 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Wilberforce University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,197 1,146 3,544
Accepted 960 424 1,384
Acceptance Rate 44% 37% 39%
Enrolled 81 54 135
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 13% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
183

Applicants have 183 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wilberforce University is $25.

Admission Requirements

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

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

FAQs

Does Wilberforce University prefer SAT or ACT?

33% of students submit their SAT scores to Wilberforce University. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wilberforce University?

39% of those who apply are granted admission to Wilberforce University. Admission competition is high and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wilberforce University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 734 and 843. 33% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wilberforce University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.