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Wayland Baptist University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Wayland Baptist University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $35. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Wayland Baptist University?

Wayland Baptist University does not offer early decision or 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 Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Wayland Baptist University?

Wayland Baptist University is aslightly difficult school to get into. Wayland Baptist University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Wayland Baptist University **accepted 97% of students, around 619 of the 635 students who applied.

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Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Wayland Baptist University?

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 are 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Wayland Baptist University

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

Wayland Baptist University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Wayland Baptist University must submit the following items. Double check with Wayland Baptist University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wayland Baptist University?

Students admitted to Wayland Baptist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 88% submitted a class rank. At Wayland Baptist University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 21% were in the top 25% and 57% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Wayland Baptist University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 88%

Wayland Baptist University is not 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, 45% of Wayland Baptist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 55% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Wayland Baptist University?

To be competitive with other Wayland Baptist University applicants, you should strive to earn between 880 and 1055 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wayland Baptist University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1055 and 25% of scored lower than 880, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wayland Baptist University students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wayland Baptist University students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Wayland Baptist University?

To be most competitive at Wayland Baptist University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wayland Baptist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wayland Baptist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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Transferring to Wayland Baptist University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Wayland Baptist University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Wayland Baptist University during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Wayland Baptist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wayland Baptist University?

Students who are admitted to Wayland Baptist University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Wayland Baptist University accept transfer credits?

Wayland Baptist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wayland Baptist University accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations

Does Wayland Baptist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Wayland Baptist University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to Wayland Baptist University?

Wayland Baptist University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Wayland Baptist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

97%

How hard is it to get into Wayland Baptist University? Wayland Baptist University is a less selective institution. The Wayland Baptist University acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.

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Wayland Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wayland Baptist University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wayland Baptist University is Continuous processing.

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

Wayland Baptist University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

16 to 22

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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Wayland Baptist University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

880 - 1055

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Math SAT Range

440 - 530

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Reading SAT Range

440 - 530

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Wayland Baptist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.33

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wayland Baptist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,827

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$22,004

Out-of-State

$22,004

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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