Wayland Baptist University (WBU)

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Wayland Baptist University can be found in Plainview, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Wayland Baptist University has an enrollment of over 4,200 students.

Many of the students getting into Wayland Baptist University had an SAT score between 880 - 1060, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 16 - 22. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the WBU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 3.14. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wbu.edu.

Overall WBU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wayland Baptist University was reported as 97.5% in Fall 2020 with over 635 college applications submitted to Wayland Baptist University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • WBU ACT Scores: 16 - 22
  • WBU Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Wayland Baptist University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Wayland Baptist University and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wayland Baptist University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 99.8%
  • 2017-2018: 98.8%
  • 2018-2019: 98.0%
  • 2019-2020: 97.5%
  • Projected WBU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 91.3%

How Does WBU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for WBU is seventy-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lubbock Christian University90.7%
Hardin-Simmons University83.8%
McMurry University45.5%
Southwestern Oklahoma State University91.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to WBU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 530
Math440 - 530
Total Score880 - 1060
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 22
Math16 - 23
Composite Score16 - 22
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