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Wayland Baptist University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Wayland Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
98.8%
Admission Difficulty for Wayland Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Wayland Baptist University and can I get accepted? The school has a 99% acceptance rate ranking it #68 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 637 out of 645 applicants were admitted making Wayland Baptist University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Wayland Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 47% 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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Wayland Baptist University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Wayland Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Wayland Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1060

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

Wayland Baptist University typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #58 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 46 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wayland Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >99%
1060 to 1130 Avg + 99%-99%
990 to 1060 Avg - 98%-99%
920 to 990 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 920 Low <97%
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Wayland Baptist University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
70%
ACT Scores for Wayland Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Wayland Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Wayland Baptist University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #50 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 70 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wayland Baptist University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wayland Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >99%
20 to 23 Avg + 99%-99%
17 to 20 Avg - 98%-99%
14 to 17 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 14 Low <97%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.24
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Wayland Baptist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wayland Baptist University was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #48 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wayland Baptist University accepts 99% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wayland Baptist University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

65% of Wayland Baptist University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wayland Baptist University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 28%
Top 50% of class 65%
Bottom 50% of class 35%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

Wayland Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 257 388 645
Accepted 254 383 637
Acceptance Rate 99% 99% 99%
Enrolled 109 188 297
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 49% 47%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wayland Baptist University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229780 IPEDS survey data for Wayland Baptist University.