Chances of getting into Washington State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.2%
Admission Difficulty for Washington State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Washington State and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,579 out of 22,773 applicants were admitted making Washington State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Washington State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% 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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Washington State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Washington State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Washington State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

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

Washington State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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

Washington State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >85%
1115 to 1210 Avg + 77%-85%
1020 to 1115 Avg - 66%-77%
925 to 1020 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 925 Low <54%
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Washington State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Washington State?

Admission data indicates that Washington State 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Washington State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Washington State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >85%
23 to 26 Avg + 77%-85%
20 to 23 Avg - 66%-77%
17 to 20 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 17 Low <54%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Washington State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Washington State University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Washington State accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Washington State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

52% of Washington State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Washington State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Washington State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,362 9,411 22,773
Accepted 10,463 7,116 17,579
Acceptance Rate 78% 76% 77%
Enrolled 2,919 2,245 5,164
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 32% 29%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Washington State 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=236939 IPEDS survey data for Washington State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

85% of students submit their SAT scores to Washington State. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Washington State. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1210. 85% 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 26. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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