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Welch College

Gallatin, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%

Welch College Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Welch College. Around 69% of applicants get into Welch College each year. Out of 115 applications received in 2023, 79 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Welch College, the fee for the application is $35.

Welch College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Welch College's admissions stats.

Welch College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 39%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 39%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
Waitlist No

Welch College Application Deadlines

Check with Welch College directly for more info on application deadlines.

Considering Applying Early to Welch College?

Welch College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Welch College directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on Welch College Admissions

Is Welch College Challenging To Get Into?

Getting into Welch College is not competitive. Welch College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Welch College accepted 69% of students, approximately 79 of the 115 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Welch College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transferring to Welch College

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

For Students Waitlisted to Welch College

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Welch College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 Welch College

What does Welch College consider 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
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Class Rank Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Academic GPA Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

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

Welch College Application Requirements

To apply to Welch College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Welch 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
Other Requirements medical history
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Welch College?

Students admitted to Welch College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 51% submitted a class rank. At Welch College 39% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 52% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
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 Welch 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

Welch College does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Welch College 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 2012, 39% of Welch College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Welch College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Welch College'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 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Welch College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Welch College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Welch College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Welch College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Welch College?

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

Does Welch College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ Welch College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Welch College?

✅ Welch College is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Welch College's acceptance rate?

✅ Welch College's acceptance rate is 69%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Welch College?

🟨 Welch College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Welch College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Welch College? Welch College is a open admission institution. The Welch College acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.


Welch College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Welch College is Continuous processing.

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

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

Welch College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Welch College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Welch College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. 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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