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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into Waynesburg University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Waynesburg University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Waynesburg College is 75%.  Its admission rate is the 37th lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

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

Waynesburg College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,512 out of the 2,017 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 60 percent on standardized admission tests. Waynesburg University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Waynesburg College?

75% 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.

Admission Requirements in Brief

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

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.64 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1080 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Waynesburg College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Waynesburg University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Waynesburg College are to have around a 3.64 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Waynesburg College accepts 75% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Waynesburg College is 3.64 on the 4.0 scale. 31% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. 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 #22 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Waynesburg 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 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Waynesburg University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 31.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Waynesburg College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Waynesburg University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Waynesburg University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 490
Math 25th Percentile 490
Composite 25th Percentile 980
SAT Scores for Waynesburg University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 580
Composite 75th Percentile 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Waynesburg College is 1080 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 980-1170. Students who get into Waynesburg University score in the top 64 percent of all SAT test takers..  Waynesburg College ranks #56 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1080 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Waynesburg College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 980, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 880, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Waynesburg 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 "recommended".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1080 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 1075, you have around a 75% chance of being admitted. A 1170 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 85% chance of getting in.

Waynesburg University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >85%
1075 to 1170 Avg + 75%-85%
980 to 1075 Avg - 61%-75%
885 to 980 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 885 Low <45%
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Waynesburg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Waynesburg University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 17
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Waynesburg University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Waynesburg College is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 24.  The school ranks #53 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Waynesburg University.

Score Submission Requirements

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

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Waynesburg College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 75% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 87% with a 24 ACT score.

Waynesburg University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >87%
21 to 24 Avg + 75%-87%
19 to 21 Avg - 64%-75%
17 to 19 Reach 52%-64%
Less than 17 Low <52%
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High School Class Rank

100% of Waynesburg University freshman are in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Waynesburg University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 0%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 0%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

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

Waynesburg University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,069 948 2,017
Accepted 829 683 1,512
Acceptance Rate 78% 72% 75%
Enrolled 163 131 294
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 19% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Waynesburg University is $20.

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Waynesburg College is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.64 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1080 on the SAT and 21 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216694 IPEDS survey data for Waynesburg University.


Does Waynesburg University prefer SAT or ACT?

73% of students submit their SAT scores to Waynesburg College. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Waynesburg University?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Waynesburg College. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Waynesburg University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1170. The average SAT score is 1075. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Waynesburg University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.