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Wichita State University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Wichita, KS

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Only Recommended Not reported
ACT Only Recommended Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1845 North Fairmount
City, State, Zip
Wichita, KS 67260
Phone
(800) 362-2594
Fax
(316) 978-3795
E-mail
admissions@wichita.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Rank in upper one-third of high school class or complete the pre-college curriculum with a minimum 2.0 GPA (2.5 GPA for nonresidents) recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 5,947 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 3,264 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 2,683 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,841 (85%) of 3,342 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,569 (87%) of 1,801 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,272 (83%) of 1,541 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.49
3.75 and Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
579 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
573 average
510-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
9%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 82%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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