Wichita State University (WSU)

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Wichita State University can be found in Wichita, KS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 17,000 students enrolled each year at Wichita State University.

Most of the students that got into this school had an SAT score in the range of 1030 to 1270, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 20 to 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Wichita State University (WSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. WSU sends acceptance letters to about 90 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 30 percent continue on to register and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Wichita State University (WSU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 86%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .wichita.edu.

Overall Wichita State University (WSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wichita State University was reported as 91.7% in Fall 2020 with over 6,240 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • WSU ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • WSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Wichita State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of WSU 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for WSU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 86.2%
  • 2017-2018: 93.8%
  • 2018-2019: 96.5%
  • 2019-2020: 91.7%
  • Projected WSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 86.3%

How Does Wichita State University (WSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Wichita State University is sixty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Emporia State University84.7%
Fort Hays State University91.2%
University of Central Oklahoma84.1%
Pittsburg State University95.6%
Missouri Southern State University94.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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 Wichita State University (WSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 630
Math520 - 640
Total Score1030 - 1270
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 27
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