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Winthrop University Admission Requirements

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Winthrop University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.3%
Admission Difficulty for Winthrop University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Winthrop University and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,492 out of 5,190 applicants were admitted making Winthrop University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. Winthrop University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Winthrop University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
56%
SAT Scores for Winthrop University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Winthrop University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1060

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Winthrop University?

Winthrop University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 56 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Winthrop University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >78%
1055 to 1160 Avg + 67%-78%
950 to 1055 Avg - 54%-67%
845 to 950 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 845 Low <41%
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Winthrop University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
ACT Scores for Winthrop University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Winthrop University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Winthrop University 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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Winthrop University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Winthrop University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >79%
22 to 25 Avg + 67%-79%
20 to 22 Avg - 57%-67%
18 to 20 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 18 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.81
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Winthrop University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Winthrop University was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Winthrop University accepts 67% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

52% of Winthrop University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Winthrop University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Winthrop University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,647 1,543 5,190
Accepted 2,511 981 3,492
Acceptance Rate 69% 64% 67%
Enrolled 697 294 991
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 30% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
31

Applicants have 31 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Winthrop University before the Jul 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Winthrop University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Winthrop University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218964 IPEDS survey data for Winthrop University.

Frequently Asked Questions

56% of students submit their SAT scores to Winthrop University. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Winthrop University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1160. 56% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.