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Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate70%

Winthrop University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Winthrop University. Around 70% of applicants get into Winthrop University each year. Out of 5,099 applications received in 2023, 3,557 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Winthrop University, the application fee is $50.

Winthrop University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Winthrop University's admissions stats.

Winthrop University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 36%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 15%
Waitlist No

Winthrop University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Winthrop University.

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

Want to Apply Early to Winthrop University?

Winthrop University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Winthrop University Admissions

Transferring to Winthrop University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Winthrop University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Winthrop University?

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 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 Winthrop University

What does Winthrop 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
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Winthrop University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Winthrop University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Winthrop 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 Winthrop University?

Students admitted to Winthrop University have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 89% submitted a class rank. At Winthrop University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 45% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Winthrop University, 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 Winthrop 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

Winthrop University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 36% of Winthrop University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Winthrop University?

To be competitive with other Winthrop University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Winthrop University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 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 Winthrop University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Winthrop University students scored 625 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Winthrop 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 Winthrop 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 Winthrop University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Winthrop University

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Winthrop University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Winthrop University?

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

Does Winthrop University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Winthrop University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Winthrop University?

❌ No, Winthrop University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Winthrop University's acceptance rate?

✅ Winthrop University's acceptance rate is 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Winthrop University?

❌ Winthrop University does not offer early decision.

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Winthrop University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Winthrop University? Winthrop University is a somewhat selective institution. The Winthrop University acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Winthrop University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Winthrop University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1180


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

500 - 625

Winthrop University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Winthrop University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.0. 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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