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College Place, Washington

Walla Walla University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Walla Walla University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
50.8%
Admission Difficulty for Walla Walla University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Walla Walla University and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,127 out of 2,220 applicants were admitted making Walla Walla University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Walla Walla University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Walla Walla University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for Walla Walla University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Walla Walla University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Walla Walla University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 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

Walla Walla University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >64%
1065 to 1210 Avg + 51%-64%
920 to 1065 Avg - 38%-51%
775 to 920 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 775 Low <26%
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Walla Walla University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Walla Walla University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Walla Walla University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Walla Walla University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Walla Walla University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Walla Walla University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >66%
23 to 27 Avg + 51%-66%
20 to 23 Avg - 40%-51%
17 to 20 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 17 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Walla Walla University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Walla Walla University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Walla Walla University accepts 51% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Walla Walla University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 41% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Walla Walla University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,250 970 2,220
Accepted 647 480 1,127
Acceptance Rate 52% 49% 51%
Enrolled 214 190 404
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 40% 36%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Walla Walla University
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=236896 IPEDS survey data for Walla Walla University.

Frequently Asked Questions

64% of students submit their SAT scores to Walla Walla University. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

51% of those who apply are granted admission to Walla Walla University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1210. 64% 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 20 and 27. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.