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Colleges / Wabash College

Wabash College

Crawfordsville, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

Wabash College Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Wabash College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Wabash College for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than January 28.

Wabash College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Wabash College's admissions stats.

Wabash College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24.6%
Mean SAT Score 1239
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 52.9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 26.7%
Waitlist No

Wabash College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wabash College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 5
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 December 31

Considering Applying Early to Wabash College?

Wabash College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 5.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Wabash College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 31.

The early decision acceptance rate at Wabash College is 94%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 62%.

Wabash College accepts approximately 7% of early action applicants and 62% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Wabash College admitted 31 of the 33 students who applied early decision. Last year, Wabash College admitted 696 of the 99 who applied early action.

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

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

More on Wabash College Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Wabash College?

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

In 2021, Wabash College accepted 62% of students, approximately 1,007 from 1,635 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Wabash 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 Wabash College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Wabash College

Wabash College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Wabash College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 Wabash College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Wabash College 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
Class Rank Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Wabash College Application Requirements

To apply to Wabash College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Wabash 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(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wabash College?

Students admitted to Wabash College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Wabash College 24.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56.3% were in the top 25% and 88.1% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Wabash College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.3%
3.75 and 3.99 30.1%
3.50 and 3.74 30.1%
3.25 and 3.49 21.5%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

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 Wabash College 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

Wabash College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Wabash 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 2022, 52.9% of Wabash College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 26.7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wabash College?

To be competitive with other Wabash College applicants, you should strive to score between 1150 and 1325 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wabash College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1325 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Wabash College student is 1239.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wabash College students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wabash College students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Wabash College?

To be most competitive at Wabash College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wabash College'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 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wabash College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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 Wabash College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Wabash College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Wabash College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Wabash College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wabash College?

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

Does Wabash College accept transfer credits?

✅ Wabash College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wabash College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Wabash College?

❌ No, Wabash College 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 should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Wabash College's acceptance rate?

✅ Wabash College's acceptance rate is 62%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wabash College?

✅ Wabash College's early decision acceptance rate was 94% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Wabash College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Wabash College was 7% in 2021.

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Wabash College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Wabash College? Wabash College is a somewhat selective institution. The Wabash College acceptance rate is 62%. This means that the institution accepts 61 out of every 100 applicants.


Wabash College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wabash College is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wabash College is Continuous processing.

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

Wabash College ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wabash College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Wabash College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wabash College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1325


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1325 and Above


1150 to 1325


1150 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wabash College students is 1239. Applicants with SAT scores of 1325 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wabash College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1150 to 1325 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1150 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wabash College.

Wabash College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wabash College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. 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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