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Wabash College Admissions

Check in with Wabash College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than January 28.

Wabash College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Wabash College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 29.7%
Mean SAT Score 1222
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 83%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 51%
Waitlist No

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.

The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Wabash College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 31.

The early decision acceptance rate at Wabash College is 74%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 63%. Wabash College accepts about 72% of early action applicants and 63% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Wabash College admitted 37 of the 50 students who applied early decision. Last year, Wabash College admitted 619 of the 857 who applied early action.

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 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 63% of all applicants, around 962 of the 1,522 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Wabash College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Wabash College

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

Wabash College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Wabash College must submit the following items. Double 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wabash College?

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. 4.0. 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.

Students admitted to Wabash College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8

Out of all students that were admitted, 53.3% submitted a class rank. At Wabash College 29.7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60.9% were in the top 25% and 95.3% were in the top 50%.

At Wabash College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 53.3%
3.75 and 3.99 20.7%
3.50 and 3.74 23.2%
3.25 and 3.49 15.2%
3.00 and 3.24 5.5%
2.50 and 2.9 2.1%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

Wabash College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Wabash College 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 2021, 83% of Wabash College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Wabash College?

To be competitive with other Wabash College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wabash College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Wabash College student is 1222.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wabash College students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wabash College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Wabash College?

To be most competitive at Wabash College, 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 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 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wabash College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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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 you can make the call if you want to to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Wabash College's acceptance rate?

Wabash College's acceptance rate is 63%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wabash College?

Wabash College's early decision acceptance rate was 74% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Wabash College?

The early action acceptance rate at Wabash College was 72% 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 63%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


22 to 29


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wabash College is 25. 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 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.

Wabash College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1320


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1120 to 1320


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wabash College students is 1222. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wabash College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 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 3.79. 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 provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

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