Wayland Baptist University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Wayland Baptist University (WBU) was founded in 1908 by a small group of pioneering Baptists, led by Dr. James Henry Wayland. The university is located in Plainview, Texas and has since grown to include multiple campuses across the state and online programs that extend its reach far beyond the Lone Star State. WBU’s first classes were held in a small frame building on June 6th, 1910 with an enrollment of only 11 students. Over the next decade, enrollment steadily increased and more buildings were constructed on campus. In 1924, Wayland became fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This was a major milestone for the school and allowed it to offer bachelor’s degrees for the first time.

In addition to expanding its academic offerings, Wayland also began to expand geographically. In 1950, it opened its first branch campus in Anchorage Alaska and an extension center in Hawaii followed soon after. By 1967, WBU had established additional campuses throughout Texas including Amarillo, Lubbock, San Antonio and Wichita Falls as well as international locations in Puerto Rico and Guam. In recent years WBU has continued to expand its presence through online learning opportunities and satellite campuses that now span three countries: United States, Canada and Kenya. Today WBU is recognized as one of the top universities in Texas with over 12000 students enrolled at all of its locations combined. See topschoolsintheusa for SAT test centers and dates in Maine.

Wayland Baptist University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Wayland Baptist University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Wayland Baptist University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Wayland Baptist University is a private, non-profit, Christian institution located in Plainview, Texas. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. In the fall of 2019, Wayland had an enrollment of 4678 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1. Of those enrolled, 76.3% were undergraduate students and 23.7% graduate students. The average age of undergraduate students was 24 years old with a gender breakdown being 63% female and 37% male. Additionally, the university has a diverse population with 44% White, 24% Hispanic/Latino, 15% African American/Black, 4% Asian/Pacific Islander and 13% other or unknown racial backgrounds.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 100%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 100%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 368
Female applicants 173
Male applicants 195
Applicants accepted 367
Female applicants accepted 173
Male applicants accepted 194
Freshman enrollment 247
Female freshman enrollment 114
Male freshman enrollment 133
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 96%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.1-3.3

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 31%
SAT Critical Reading average score 453
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 390-505
SAT Math average score 466
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 400-530
SAT Writing average score 436
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 377-490
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 6-8

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 74%
Average ACT Composite score 19
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 17-22
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 15-22
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-22