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Wofford College Admission Requirements

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Wofford College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.6%
Admission Difficulty for Wofford College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Wofford College and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,238 out of 3,520 applicants were admitted making Wofford College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 21 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.

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Wofford College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for Wofford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Wofford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1270

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

Wofford College typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1090. 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. 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

Wofford College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >75%
1265 to 1350 Avg + 64%-75%
1180 to 1265 Avg - 51%-64%
1095 to 1180 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 1095 Low <38%
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Wofford College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Wofford College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Wofford College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 #3 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wofford College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wofford College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
28 to 30 Avg + 64%-78%
27 to 28 Avg - 56%-64%
26 to 27 Reach 47%-56%
Less than 26 Low <47%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 64% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Wofford College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,944 1,576 3,520
Accepted 1,287 951 2,238
Acceptance Rate 66% 60% 64%
Enrolled 257 208 465
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wofford College and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

64% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1350. 41% 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 27 and 30. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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