West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU)

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania can be found in West Chester, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around sixteen thousand students enrolled each year at WCU.

Many students at WCU scored between 1510 (25th percentile) - 1780 (75th percentile) on the SAT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.45. WCU has an acceptance rate of around 52% with 33% of applicants deciding to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 49%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wcupa.edu.

Overall West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for West Chester University of Pennsylvania was reported as 51.6% in Fall 2013 with over 13,400 applications submitted to WCU. 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

  • WCU SAT Scores: 1510 - 1780
  • WCU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into West Chester University of Pennsylvania?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of WCU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 West Chester University of Pennsylvania has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 49.0%
  • 2010-2011: 41.5%
  • 2011-2012: 46.5%
  • 2012-2013: 49.9%
  • 2013-2014: 51.6%
  • Projected WCU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 48.9%

How Does West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for WCU is eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Widener University-Main Campus67.3%
Villanova University48.9%
Saint Joseph's University78.7%
La Salle University80.2%
Rutgers University-Camden58.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 590
Math520 - 600
Writing490 - 590
Total Score1510 - 1780
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