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Wayland Baptist University Admission Requirements

Plainview, Texas

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Chances of getting into Wayland Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
97.5%
Admission Difficulty for Wayland Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Wayland Baptist University and can I get accepted? The school has a 97% acceptance rate ranking it #69 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 619 out of 635 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 78 percent. Wayland Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Wayland Baptist University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wayland Baptist University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
880-1060
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for Wayland Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for Wayland Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 970

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Wayland Baptist University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. The school ranks #58 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wayland Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1060 and Above Good >98%
970 to 1060 Avg + 97%-98%
880 to 970 Avg - 95%-97%
790 to 880 Reach 92%-95%
Less than 790 Low <92%
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Wayland Baptist University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
60%
ACT Scores for Wayland Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Wayland Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #54 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wayland Baptist University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wayland Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >98%
19 to 22 Avg + 97%-98%
16 to 19 Avg - 95%-97%
13 to 16 Reach 92%-95%
Less than 13 Low <92%
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Wayland Baptist University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.24
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Wayland Baptist University?

Applicants 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 97% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Wayland Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 238 397 635
Accepted 230 389 619
Acceptance Rate 97% 98% 97%
Enrolled 76 173 249
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 44% 40%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
244

Applicants have 244 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wayland Baptist University is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wayland Baptist University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Wayland Baptist University prefer SAT or ACT?

53% of students submit their SAT scores to Wayland Baptist University. 60% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wayland Baptist University?

97% of those who apply are granted admission to Wayland Baptist University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wayland Baptist University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 880 and 1060. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wayland Baptist University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 60% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.