Western Kentucky University GPA, SAT and ACT Data

Western Kentucky University GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Western Kentucky University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Western Kentucky University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Western Kentucky University's Admissions Standards

Admission to Western Kentucky University isn't overly selective, and roughly nine out of every ten applicants will be admitted. Typical applicants have grades and standardized test scores that are average--some a bit above average, some a little below. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who won admission. Most had SAT (RW+M) scores of 850 or higher, an ACT composite of 15 or higher, and a high school average of a "B-" or better. The majority of applicants were above these lower ranges, and higher grades and test scores can mean guaranteed admission. At the same time, you will see that some students were admitted with grades and standardized test scores below these typical ranges.

Grades and test scores are the most important part of a WKU application. See the WKU admissions website for the most recent requirements. In 2013-14, students needed an ACT composite of 20 or higher, SAT (CR+M) of 1020 or higher, or an unweighted GPA of 2.5 or better. Students who do not meet any of these minimum requirements may still be admitted if a combination of grades and test scores meets a required composite scores. You can use this calculator to see if you qualify for guaranteed admission. Borderline applicants will be evaluated competitively.

High school course requirements for admission to Western Kentucky are typical of most colleges and include four credits of English; three credits of math, social studies, and science; 2 credits of a foreign language; one credit of the arts; and several electives. Of course, challenging courses such as AP, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment can all strengthen your application further and, in some cases, earn you college credit.

If you're planning to transfer into Western Kentucky University, you'll need a 2.0 GPA from your last semester of coursework, or an overall GPA of 2.0. If you have earned fewer than 24 credit hours at your college, WKU will also require SAT or ACT scores and will take into consideration your high school course work.

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