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HILLTOPPERS Admissions

If you want to apply to HILLTOPPERS, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee is $45.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

HILLTOPPERS Admissions Stats at a Glance

HILLTOPPERS 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 95%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to HILLTOPPERS?

Western Kentucky 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.

Is HILLTOPPERS Hard To Get Into?

Getting into HILLTOPPERS is slightly difficult. HILLTOPPERS evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, HILLTOPPERS accepted 97% of all applicants, around 8,019 of the 8,245 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like HILLTOPPERS, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to Nursing, dental hygiene, engineering, speech-language pathology programs is program moderately difficult.

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

What's Most Important to Get In to HILLTOPPERS?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating 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 prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at HILLTOPPERS

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
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 Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

HILLTOPPERS Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to HILLTOPPERS must submit the following items. Double check with HILLTOPPERS'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)
Other Requirements minimum of 2.0 unweighted high school GPA, Composite Admission Index (CAI) score of at least 60
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into HILLTOPPERS?

Students admitted to HILLTOPPERS have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 54.6% submitted a class rank. At HILLTOPPERS 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 45% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Western Kentucky University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 54.6%

HILLTOPPERS does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

HILLTOPPERS is 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, 11% of HILLTOPPERS's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 95% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for HILLTOPPERS?

To be competitive with other HILLTOPPERS applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At HILLTOPPERS 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of HILLTOPPERS students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of HILLTOPPERS students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for HILLTOPPERS?

To be most competitive at HILLTOPPERS, you should strive to earn between 19 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for HILLTOPPERS's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

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

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Transferring to Western Kentucky University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to HILLTOPPERS.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in HILLTOPPERS during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

HILLTOPPERS Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to HILLTOPPERS?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to HILLTOPPERS.

Does HILLTOPPERS accept transfer credits?

HILLTOPPERS accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. HILLTOPPERS accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

HILLTOPPERS accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to HILLTOPPERS?

No, HILLTOPPERS is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is HILLTOPPERS's acceptance rate?

HILLTOPPERS's acceptance rate is 97%.

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HILLTOPPERS Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

97%

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

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HILLTOPPERS Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to HILLTOPPERS is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to HILLTOPPERS is Aug 1.

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

HILLTOPPERS ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

19 to 27

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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HILLTOPPERS SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1210

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Math SAT Range

490 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

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HILLTOPPERS GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.42

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At HILLTOPPERS, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. 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

18,171

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,802

Out-of-State

$26,496

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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