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Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Nebraska Wesleyan University Admissions

Nebraska Wesleyan University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,370 students applied to Nebraska Wesleyan University and 1,931 were admitted.

If you are applying to Nebraska Wesleyan University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/26 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Nebraska Wesleyan University for fall semester should hear back from Nebraska Wesleyan University by September 1.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Nebraska Wesleyan University's admissions stats.

Nebraska Wesleyan University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 34%
Waitlist No

Nebraska Wesleyan University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes October 15
Regular Decision Yes 8 26 September 1

Want to Apply Early to Nebraska Wesleyan University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is October 15.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Nebraska Wesleyan University Admissions

Transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Nebraska Wesleyan University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Wondering what factors are considered by Nebraska Wesleyan University 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 Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Nebraska Wesleyan University for more information on admission factors.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Application Requirements

To apply to Nebraska Wesleyan University, all applicants 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

GPA and Testing

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, 45% submitted a class rank. At Nebraska Wesleyan University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Nebraska Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31.83%
3.75 and 3.99 23.1%
3.50 and 3.74 15.49%
3.25 and 3.49 14.93%
3.00 and 3.24 7.61%
2.50 and 2.9 6.76%
2.00 and 2.49 0.28%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Nebraska Wesleyan University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

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

In 2022, 6% of Nebraska Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Nebraska Wesleyan University?

To be competitive with other Nebraska Wesleyan University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Nebraska Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Nebraska Wesleyan University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Nebraska Wesleyan University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

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.

More Information on Transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan University

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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 • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Nebraska Wesleyan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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 you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's 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 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Nebraska Wesleyan University?

❌ Nebraska Wesleyan University does not offer early decision.

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Nebraska Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


Nebraska Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 26

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Nebraska Wesleyan University is Aug 26.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Nebraska Wesleyan University is Continuous processing.

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

Nebraska Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1220


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

500 - 630

Nebraska Wesleyan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Nebraska Wesleyan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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