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Colleges / Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate67%
Acceptance Rate67%

Kentucky Wesleyan College Admissions

If you are applying to Kentucky Wesleyan College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Kentucky Wesleyan College's admissions stats.

Kentucky Wesleyan College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 88%
Waitlist No

Kentucky Wesleyan College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Kentucky Wesleyan College?

Kentucky Wesleyan College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Kentucky Wesleyan College Admissions

How To Get Into Kentucky Wesleyan College

Getting into Kentucky Wesleyan College is moderately difficult. Kentucky Wesleyan College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Kentucky Wesleyan College accepted 67% of students, approximately 670 from the 996 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Kentucky Wesleyan College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Kentucky Wesleyan College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Kentucky Wesleyan College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Kentucky Wesleyan College

What does Kentucky Wesleyan College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Kentucky Wesleyan College for more information on admission factors.

Kentucky Wesleyan College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Kentucky Wesleyan College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Kentucky Wesleyan College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kentucky Wesleyan College?

Students admitted to Kentucky Wesleyan College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Kentucky Wesleyan College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 20% of Kentucky Wesleyan College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Kentucky Wesleyan College?

What is a Good ACT Score for Kentucky Wesleyan College?

To be most competitive at Kentucky Wesleyan College, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kentucky Wesleyan College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kentucky Wesleyan College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Kentucky Wesleyan College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Transfer students can enroll in Kentucky Wesleyan College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Kentucky Wesleyan College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kentucky Wesleyan College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Does Kentucky Wesleyan College accept transfer credits?

✅ Kentucky Wesleyan College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kentucky Wesleyan College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Kentucky Wesleyan College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Kentucky Wesleyan College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kentucky Wesleyan College?

❌ No, Kentucky Wesleyan College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Kentucky Wesleyan College's acceptance rate?

✅ Kentucky Wesleyan College has an acceptance rate of 67%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kentucky Wesleyan College?

❌ Kentucky Wesleyan College does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Kentucky Wesleyan College? Kentucky Wesleyan College is a somewhat selective institution. The Kentucky Wesleyan College acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


Kentucky Wesleyan College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Kentucky Wesleyan College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Kentucky Wesleyan College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kentucky Wesleyan College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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