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 nineteen thousand students enrolled each year at WCU.

Many of the students admitted to this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1030 to 1210, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 20 to 26. 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 3.06 - 3.38. WCU has an acceptance rate of around 75% with 25% of applicants deciding to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .wcupa.edu.

Overall West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for West Chester University of Pennsylvania was reported as 75.3% in Fall 2020 with over 15,100 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 ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • WCU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for West Chester University of Pennsylvania has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.5%
  • 2017-2018: 68.5%
  • 2018-2019: 74.4%
  • 2019-2020: 75.3%
  • Projected WCU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 67.3%

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

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for WCU is thirty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Widener University-Main Campus71.9%
Villanova University28.2%
Saint Joseph's University75.0%
Rutgers University-Camden79.2%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 610
Math510 - 600
Total Score1030 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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