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Wofford College Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Wofford College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

52.4%
Admission Difficulty for Wofford College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Wofford College is 52.4%.  Its admission rate is the 4th lowest in South Carolina.

Admission Selectivity

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

Wofford College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,282 out of the 4,351 who applied were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 15 percent on standardized admission tests. Wofford College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Wofford College?

52% 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.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Wofford College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.7 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1260 on the SAT
  • Score 29 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Wofford College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.7

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Wofford College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Wofford College are to have around a 3.7 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 Wofford College accepts 52% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Wofford College is 3.7 on the 4.0 scale. 35% 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 A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #13 in South Carolina for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Wofford 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 3.7 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 Wofford College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 35.08% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.74% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 16.99% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.77% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.06% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.06% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.31% 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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Wofford College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wofford College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 29% of students submitted SAT scores and 28% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1185-1330

Applicants Submitting SAT 

29%
SAT Scores for Wofford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 600
Math 25th Percentile 585
Composite 25th Percentile 1185
SAT Scores for Wofford College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 665
Math 75th Percentile 665
Composite 75th Percentile 1330
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Wofford College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Wofford College is 1260 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1185-1330. Students who get into Wofford College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Wofford College ranks #3 in the state of South Carolina and #210 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1260 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Wofford College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1185 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1185, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1110, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Wofford College 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 "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1260 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 1257, you have around a 52% chance of being admitted. A 1330 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 67% chance of getting in.

Wofford College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1330 and Above Good >67%
1257 to 1330 Avg + 52%-67%
1185 to 1257 Avg - 36%-52%
1113 to 1185 Reach 23%-36%
Less than 1113 Low <23%
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Wofford College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

27-32 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

28%
ACT Scores for Wofford College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 26
Math 25th Percentile 26
Composite 25th Percentile 27
ACT Scores for Wofford College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 34
Math 75th Percentile 29
Composite 75th Percentile 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Wofford College is 29, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 27 and 32.  The school ranks #3 in South Carolina and #158 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 29. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 27 and score in the score in the top 15 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 24.

28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wofford College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Wofford College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

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 Wofford College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 29 score has around 52% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 70% with a 32 ACT score.

Wofford College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >70%
29 to 32 Avg + 52%-70%
27 to 29 Avg - 39%-52%
25 to 27 Reach 28%-39%
Less than 25 Low <28%
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High School Class Rank

68% of Wofford College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 36% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wofford College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 36%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 93%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Wofford College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,357 1,994 4,351
Accepted 1,285 997 2,282
Acceptance Rate 55% 50% 52%
Enrolled 224 235 459
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 24% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wofford College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wofford College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wofford College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wofford College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Wofford College is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.7 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1260 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1330 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 29 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Wofford College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218973 IPEDS survey data for Wofford College.

FAQs

Does Wofford College prefer SAT or ACT?

29% of students submit their SAT scores to Wofford College. 28% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wofford College?

52% of those who apply are granted admission to Wofford College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wofford College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1185 and 1330. The average SAT score is 1257. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wofford College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. The average ACT score is 29. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.