Wichita State University

Wichita State University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Wichita State University was founded in 1895 as Fairmount College. It was originally a private Congregationalist school located in Wichita, Kansas. The college was renamed Wichita University in 1926, and then Wichita State University in 1964. The university has grown from its humble beginnings to become the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Kansas. It offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates.

The university’s main campus consists of nearly 200 acres, including 18 residence halls, 13 academic buildings, and numerous recreational facilities. Many of the buildings on campus are historic, such as Fairmount Tower which is the oldest building on campus and has been standing since 1895. Check Searchforpublicschools for a list of public schools in California.

Wichita State has also made impressive strides in research over the years with a focus on areas such as aerospace engineering, biotechnology, business analytics, and cybersecurity. In addition to research opportunities for faculty members and students alike, the university also houses two specialized research centers: The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and The National Institute for Science Education (NISE). NIAR is one of only 15 FAA-designated University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) while NISE focuses on STEM education initiatives to ensure that students have access to high-quality educational resources throughout their academic career at Wichita State University.

Wichita State 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 Wichita State University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Wichita State 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

Wichita State University

The admissions statistics of Wichita State University show a highly selective admissions process. For the fall 2020 semester, the overall acceptance rate was only 47%. This rate is lower than the national average of 63%, indicating that fewer students are being accepted into the university. The average GPA for admitted students was 3.62, slightly higher than the national average of 3.6. The middle 50% of accepted students had an average SAT score between 1160 and 1320 and an average ACT score between 25 and 30. However, Wichita State University does not use standardized test scores as a primary factor in its admissions decisions, so applicants may be admitted even if their scores are below these ranges. The university also considers other factors such as extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and personal essays when making admissions decisions.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 90%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 90%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,840
Female applicants 1,450
Male applicants 1,390
Applicants accepted 2,570
Female applicants accepted 1,350
Male applicants accepted 1,220
Freshman enrollment 1,305
Female freshman enrollment 694
Male freshman enrollment 611
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 Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 86%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 92%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 1.9-3.5

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 5%
SAT Critical Reading average score 531
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 450-610
SAT Math average score 563
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 500-640
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 88%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-26
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-28
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-26