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Wichita State University

Wichita, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate67%

Wichita State University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Wichita State University. The acceptance rate at Wichita State University is 67%. Out of 8,438 applications received in 2023, 5,643 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Wichita State University, the application fee is $40.

Wichita State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Wichita State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18.6%
Mean SAT Score 1102
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 75%
Waitlist No

Wichita State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wichita State University.

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

Want to Apply Early to Wichita State University?

Wichita State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Wichita State University Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Wichita State University?

It is not difficult to get into Wichita State University. Wichita State University has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Wichita State University accepted 67% of all applicants, about 5,643 of the 8,438 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Wichita State University, 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 is program moderately difficult.

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Wichita State University is not difficult.

Transferring to Wichita State University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Wichita State University

Wichita State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Wichita State University?

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 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Wichita State University

What does Wichita State University 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Work Experience Considered

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

Wichita State University Application Requirements

To apply to Wichita State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Wichita State 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) 2.02
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wichita State University?

Students admitted to Wichita State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 98.7% submitted a class rank. At Wichita State University 18.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42.8% were in the top 25% and 79.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Wichita State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.1%
3.75 and 3.99 28.4%
3.50 and 3.74 18.2%
3.25 and 3.49 15.2%
3.00 and 3.24 11.3%
2.50 and 2.9 12.3%
2.00 and 2.49 5%

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 Wichita State 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

Wichita State 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 2021, 8% of Wichita State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 75% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wichita State University?

To be competitive with other Wichita State University applicants, you should aim to score between 960 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wichita State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 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 Wichita State University student is 1102.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wichita State University students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 483 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wichita State University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 483 or higher.

To be most competitive at Wichita State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wichita State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to Wichita State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Wichita State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Wichita State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Wichita State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wichita State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wichita State University.

Does Wichita State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Wichita State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wichita State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Wichita State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wichita State University?

✅ Wichita State University is not test optional.

What is Wichita State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Wichita State University is 67%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wichita State University?

❌ Wichita State University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Wichita State University? Wichita State University is a less selective institution. The Wichita State University acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.


Wichita State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Wichita State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1240


Math SAT Range

470 - 630


Reading SAT Range

483 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1240 and Above


960 to 1240


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wichita State University students is 1102. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wichita State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1240 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 Wichita State University.

Wichita State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wichita State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. 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.

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