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Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

Wofford College Admissions

It is very difficult to get into Wofford College. Around 60% of applicants get into Wofford College each year. Out of 4,425 applications received in 2023, 2,663 students were offered admission.

Consult with Wofford College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who submit their applications to Wofford College for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 1.

Wofford College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Wofford College's admissions stats.

Wofford College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31.11%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 30%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 24%
Waitlist Yes

Wofford College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wofford College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 February 1
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 March 1

Considering Applying Early to Wofford College?

Wofford College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Wofford College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Wofford College is 84%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 60%. In 2022, Wofford College admitted 129 of the 153 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Wofford College Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Wofford College?

It is very difficult to get into Wofford College. Wofford College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Wofford College accepted 60% of all applicants, around 2,663 from the 4,425 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Wofford College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to Wofford College

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Wofford College

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Wofford College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Wofford College

What does Wofford 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Wofford College Application Requirements

To apply to Wofford College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Wofford College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wofford College?

Students admitted to Wofford College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 53% submitted a class rank. At Wofford College 31.11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63.33% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 32.54%
3.75 and 3.99 21.5%
3.50 and 3.74 15.19%
3.25 and 3.49 12.62%
3.00 and 3.24 9.47%
2.50 and 2.9 6.71%
2.00 and 2.49 1.78%

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 Wofford College 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

Wofford College 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 2022, 30% of Wofford College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wofford College?

To be competitive with other Wofford College applicants, you should aim to earn between 1210 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wofford College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1210, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wofford College students scored 673 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wofford College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

To be most competitive at Wofford College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wofford College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wofford College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

More Information on Transferring to Wofford College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Wofford College.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Wofford College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wofford College?

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

Does Wofford College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Wofford College?

❌ No, Wofford College is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, 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 Wofford College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Wofford College is 60%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wofford College?

✅ Wofford College's early decision acceptance rate was 84% in 2021.

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Wofford College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Wofford College? Wofford College is a very selective institution. The Wofford College acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.


Wofford College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wofford College is Jan 15.

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

Wofford College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1340


Math SAT Range

590 - 673


Reading SAT Range

610 - 680

Wofford College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wofford College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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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