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 6,600 students.

Many of the students getting into Wayland Baptist University had an SAT score between 1180 - 1520, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 17 - 23. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the WBU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.14. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wbu.edu.

Overall WBU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Wayland Baptist University was reported as 98.6% in Fall 2013 with over 581 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 SAT Scores: 1180 - 1520
  • WBU ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • WBU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Wayland Baptist University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Wayland Baptist University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for WBU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 98.9%
  • 2010-2011: 99.7%
  • 2011-2012: 99.0%
  • 2012-2013: 96.6%
  • 2013-2014: 98.6%
  • Projected WBU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 98.3%

How Does WBU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for WBU is seventy-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lubbock Christian University94.9%
West Texas A & M University74.0%
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus63.2%
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin84.0%
Hardin-Simmons University37.6%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to WBU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 510
Math410 - 530
Writing370 - 480
Total Score1180 - 1520
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score17 - 23
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