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Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%

Wayland Baptist University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Wayland Baptist University. Around 70% of applicants get into Wayland Baptist University each year. Out of 1,311 applications received in 2023, 914 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Wayland Baptist University, the fee for the application costs $35.

Students who apply to Wayland Baptist University for fall should anticipate a decision by March 1.

Wayland Baptist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Wayland Baptist University's admissions stats.

Wayland Baptist University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Wayland Baptist University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wayland Baptist University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Wayland Baptist University?

Wayland Baptist University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Wayland Baptist University Admissions

Transferring to Wayland Baptist University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Wayland Baptist University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Wayland Baptist University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Wayland Baptist 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
Class Rank Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Wayland Baptist University for more information on admission factors.

Wayland Baptist University Application Requirements

To apply to Wayland Baptist University, all applicants 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)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Wayland Baptist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At Wayland Baptist University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 25% were in the top 25% and 61% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Wayland Baptist University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 6.25%
3.75 and 3.99 11.36%
3.50 and 3.74 22.16%
3.25 and 3.49 23.3%
3.00 and 3.24 12.5%
2.50 and 2.9 19.32%
2.00 and 2.49 4.55%

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 Wayland Baptist University directly.

About GPAs

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

Wayland Baptist University does not have 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.

More Information on Transferring to Wayland Baptist University

For transfer students, it is not 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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • 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.

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

✅ Wayland Baptist University is not test optional.

What is Wayland Baptist University's acceptance rate?

✅ Wayland Baptist University's acceptance rate is 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wayland Baptist University?

❌ Wayland Baptist University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Wayland Baptist University?

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Wayland Baptist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


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 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Wayland Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wayland Baptist University is Continuous processing.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Wayland Baptist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wayland Baptist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. 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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