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Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

Waynesburg University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Waynesburg University. Around 76% of applicants get into Waynesburg University each year. Last year, 2,154 students applied to Waynesburg University and 1,630 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Waynesburg University, the application fee is $20.

Waynesburg University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Waynesburg University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1040
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist No

Waynesburg University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Waynesburg University.

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

Want to Apply Early to Waynesburg University?

Waynesburg University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Waynesburg University Admissions

Is Waynesburg University Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2022, Waynesburg University accepted 76% of students, around 1,630 of the 2,154 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Waynesburg University, 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.

For applicants who are not residents of Pennsylvania, getting into Waynesburg University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Waynesburg University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Waynesburg University

Waynesburg University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Waynesburg University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Waynesburg University

Wondering what factors are considered by Waynesburg 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
Class Rank Very Important
Interview Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

Waynesburg University Application Requirements

To apply to Waynesburg University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Waynesburg University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.03
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Waynesburg University?

Students admitted to Waynesburg University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

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

Waynesburg 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.

In 2022, 28% of Waynesburg University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Waynesburg University?

To be competitive with other Waynesburg University applicants, you should aim to score between 960 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Waynesburg University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Waynesburg University student is 1040.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Waynesburg University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Waynesburg University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Waynesburg University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Waynesburg University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Waynesburg University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Waynesburg University

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

Transfer students can enroll in Waynesburg University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Waynesburg University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Waynesburg University?

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

Does Waynesburg University accept transfer credits?

✅ Waynesburg University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Waynesburg University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

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

❌ Waynesburg University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Waynesburg University?

✅ Waynesburg University is not test optional.

What is Waynesburg University's acceptance rate?

✅ Waynesburg University has an acceptance rate of 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Waynesburg University?

❌ Waynesburg University does not offer early decision.

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Waynesburg University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Waynesburg University? Waynesburg University is a somewhat selective institution. The Waynesburg University acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.


Waynesburg University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Waynesburg University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1200


Math SAT Range

480 - 600


Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


960 to 1200


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Waynesburg University students is 1040. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Waynesburg University, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Waynesburg University.

Waynesburg University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Waynesburg University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. 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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