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WCU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.5%
Admission Difficulty for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into WCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate. Last year, 8,677 out of 12,667 applicants were admitted making WCU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. West Chester University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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WCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1200

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

West Chester University of Pennsylvania typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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

West Chester University of Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >79%
1200 to 1280 Avg + 69%-79%
1120 to 1200 Avg - 57%-69%
1040 to 1120 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 1040 Low <44%
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WCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
14%
ACT Scores for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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 >81%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-81%
21 to 23 Avg - 59%-69%
19 to 21 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 19 Low <49%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need very good grades in high school to get into West Chester University of Pennsylvania. 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as WCU accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted West Chester University of Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

West Chester University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,101 4,566 12,667
Accepted 5,485 3,192 8,677
Acceptance Rate 68% 70% 69%
Enrolled 1,594 1,036 2,630
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 32% 30%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to West Chester University of Pennsylvania and what considerations affect 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.