Wilberforce University

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Wilberforce University is a historically black college found in Wilberforce, OH. The smaller size of enrollment, which is around 600 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 734 (25th percentile) to 843 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 15 (25th percentile) to 19 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into this school. We were able to estimate the Wilberforce University average GPA (2.64 - 2.90) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Wilberforce University admits around 40 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 10 percent enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wilberforce.edu.

Overall Wilberforce University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wilberforce University was reported as 41.4% in Fall 2020 with over 3,340 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

  • ACT Scores: 15 - 19
  • Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Wilberforce University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

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

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 Wilberforce University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 38.4%
  • 2017-2018: 48.3%
  • 2018-2019: 67.4%
  • 2019-2020: 41.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 46.3%

How Does Wilberforce University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wilberforce University is thirty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Kettering College22.2%
Mount Carmel College of Nursing73.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 Wilberforce University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading351 - 442
Math383 - 401
Total Score734 - 843
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 19
Math15 - 19
Composite Score15 - 19
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