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Wofford College Admission Requirements

Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into Wofford College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.8%
Admission Difficulty for Wofford College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Wofford College and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,265 out of 3,786 applicants were admitted making Wofford College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. Wofford College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Wofford College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for Wofford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Wofford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Wofford College typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wofford College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >72%
1270 to 1350 Avg + 60%-72%
1190 to 1270 Avg - 47%-60%
1110 to 1190 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1110 Low <34%
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Wofford College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Wofford College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Wofford College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Wofford College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wofford College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wofford College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >72%
28 to 30 Avg + 60%-72%
26 to 28 Avg - 47%-60%
24 to 26 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 24 Low <34%
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Wofford College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.54
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Wofford College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Wofford College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wofford College was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 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 Wofford College accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wofford College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 66% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 5% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% 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

77% of Wofford College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wofford College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 42%
Top 25% of class 77%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Wofford College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,075 1,711 3,786
Accepted 1,261 1,004 2,265
Acceptance Rate 61% 59% 60%
Enrolled 253 221 474
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

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

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

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wofford College
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=218973 IPEDS survey data for Wofford College.

FAQs

Does Wofford College prefer SAT or ACT?

41% of students submit their SAT scores to Wofford College. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wofford College?

60% 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 1190 and 1350. 41% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 26 and 30. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.