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Nebraska Wesleyan University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Nebraska Wesleyan University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Nebraska Wesleyan University by August 1.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Nebraska Wesleyan University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20%
Mean SAT Score 1123
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 89%
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Applying Early to Nebraska Wesleyan University?

Nebraska Wesleyan University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is October 15, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How To Get Into Nebraska Wesleyan University

It is moderately difficult to get into Nebraska Wesleyan University. Nebraska Wesleyan University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Nebraska Wesleyan University accepted 70% of students, around 1,693 of the 2,435 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Nebraska Wesleyan University, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Nebraska Wesleyan University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Nebraska Wesleyan University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Nebraska Wesleyan University must submit the following items. Double check with Nebraska Wesleyan University'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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Nebraska Wesleyan University?

Students admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76% submitted a class rank. At Nebraska Wesleyan University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Nebraska Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 76%
3.75 and 3.99 29.74%
3.50 and 3.74 19.44%
3.25 and 3.49 11.71%
3.00 and 3.24 10.3%
2.50 and 2.9 3.98%
2.00 and 2.49 0.23%

Nebraska Wesleyan University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 11% of Nebraska Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Nebraska Wesleyan University?

To be competitive with other Nebraska Wesleyan University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Nebraska Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Nebraska Wesleyan University student is 1123.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Nebraska Wesleyan University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Nebraska Wesleyan University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Nebraska Wesleyan University?

To be most competitive at Nebraska Wesleyan University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Nebraska Wesleyan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Nebraska Wesleyan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Nebraska Wesleyan University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Nebraska Wesleyan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Nebraska Wesleyan University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Does Nebraska Wesleyan University accept transfer credits?

Nebraska Wesleyan University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Nebraska Wesleyan University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Nebraska Wesleyan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Nebraska Wesleyan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Nebraska Wesleyan University?

No, Nebraska Wesleyan University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Nebraska Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

Nebraska Wesleyan University's acceptance rate is 70%.

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Nebraska Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

70%

How hard is it to get into Nebraska Wesleyan University? Nebraska Wesleyan University is a somewhat selective institution. The Nebraska Wesleyan University acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.

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Nebraska Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Nebraska Wesleyan University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Nebraska Wesleyan University is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Nebraska Wesleyan University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Nebraska Wesleyan University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Nebraska Wesleyan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Nebraska Wesleyan University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1210

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Math SAT Range

500 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above

Good

1000 to 1210

Avg

1000 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Nebraska Wesleyan University students is 1123. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Nebraska Wesleyan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.72

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Nebraska Wesleyan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. 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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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,924

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,334

Out-of-State

$38,334

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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