WCU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into West Chester University of Pennsylvania
How hard is it to get into WCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. 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
Applicants Submitting SAT85%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
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 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. The school ranks #30 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
WCU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT14%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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. The school ranks #48 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.52
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #21 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
85% of West Chester University of Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||32%||30%|
What are the requirements for admission to West Chester University of Pennsylvania and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.