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Chances of getting into West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.3%
Admission Difficulty for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into WCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #52 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,356 out of 15,077 applicants were admitted making West Chester University of Pennsylvania an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. West Chester University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to West Chester University of Pennsylvania?

West Chester University of Pennsylvania typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #35 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

West Chester University of Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >84%
1120 to 1210 Avg + 75%-84%
1030 to 1120 Avg - 64%-75%
940 to 1030 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 940 Low <51%
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WCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
11%
ACT Scores for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that WCU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #33 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

West Chester University of Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >84%
23 to 26 Avg + 75%-84%
20 to 23 Avg - 64%-75%
17 to 20 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 17 Low <51%
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WCU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.52
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into West Chester University of Pennsylvania?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into WCU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at West Chester University of Pennsylvania was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WCU accepts 75% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted West Chester University of Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

85% of West Chester University of Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted West Chester University of Pennsylvania students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

West Chester University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,684 5,393 15,077
Accepted 7,424 3,932 11,356
Acceptance Rate 77% 73% 75%
Enrolled 1,756 1,115 2,871
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $45.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to West Chester University of Pennsylvania and what student information is used for admission decisions?

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
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=216764 IPEDS survey data for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

FAQs

Does West Chester University of Pennsylvania prefer SAT or ACT?

88% of students submit their SAT scores to WCU. 11% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into West Chester University of Pennsylvania?

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

What SAT score is required for West Chester University of Pennsylvania?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1210. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for West Chester University of Pennsylvania?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 11% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.