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Wilberforce University Admission Requirements

Wilberforce, Ohio

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Your chances of getting into Wilberforce University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

45.1%
Admission Difficulty for Wilberforce University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Wilberforce University is 45.1%.  Its admission rate is the 7th lowest in Ohio.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Wilberforce University and can you get accepted?

Wilberforce University is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,850 out of the 4,100 who applied were admitted.

Wilberforce University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.82. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Wilberforce University?

45% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

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

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.82 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school
  • Score 890 on the SAT
  • Score 16 on the ACT

Wilberforce University GPA

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?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Wilberforce University are to have around a 2.82 high school GPA. You can get into Wilberforce University with slightly below average high school grades.

Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Wilberforce University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Wilberforce University is 2.82 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #82 in Ohio for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Wilberforce University 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 2.8 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. 2.82 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Wilberforce University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wilberforce University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 6% of students submitted SAT scores and 13% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

840-940

Applicants Submitting SAT 

6%
SAT Scores for Wilberforce University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 430
Math 25th Percentile 410
Composite 25th Percentile 840
SAT Scores for Wilberforce University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 470
Math 75th Percentile 470
Composite 75th Percentile 940
Average SAT Score 890

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Wilberforce University is 890 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 840-940. Students who get into Wilberforce University score in the top 86 percent of all SAT test takers..  Wilberforce University ranks #48 in the state of Ohio for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 890 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Wilberforce University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 840 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 840, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Wilberforce 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 "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 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 890, you have around a 45% chance of being admitted. A 940 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 61% chance of getting in.

Wilberforce University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
940 and Above Good >61%
890 to 940 Avg + 45%-61%
840 to 890 Avg - 30%-45%
790 to 840 Reach 18%-30%
Less than 790 Low <18%
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Wilberforce University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

14-18 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

13%
ACT Scores for Wilberforce University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 11
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 14
ACT Scores for Wilberforce University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 18
Math 75th Percentile 18
Composite 75th Percentile 18
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Wilberforce University is 16, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 14 and 18.  The school ranks #55 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 16. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 14 and score in the score in the top 87 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 12.

13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wilberforce University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Wilberforce University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Wilberforce University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 16 score has around 45% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 61% with a 18 ACT score.

Wilberforce University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
18 and Above Good >61%
16 to 18 Avg + 45%-61%
14 to 16 Avg - 30%-45%
12 to 14 Reach 18%-30%
Less than 12 Low <18%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Wilberforce University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,743 1,357 4,100
Accepted 1,250 600 1,850
Acceptance Rate 46% 44% 45%
Enrolled 228 135 363
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

124

Applicants have 124 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Wilberforce University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Wilberforce University is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 2.82 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 890 will further improve your application. If you can get a 940 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 16 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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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?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to Wilberforce University. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wilberforce University?

45% of those who apply are granted admission to Wilberforce University. Admission competition is low 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 840 and 940. The average SAT score is 890. 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 14 and 18. The average ACT score is 16. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.