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Wofford College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Wofford College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the application fee costs $35.

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.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Wofford College by March 1.

Wofford College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Wofford College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 34.01%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 43%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 35%
Waitlist Yes

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.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Wofford College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

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.

How Hard 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 2021, Wofford College accepted 53% of students, around 2,174 of the 4,102 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

In 2021, Wofford College waitlisted 889 students. Of those, 374 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important to Get In to Wofford College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Wofford College

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

Wofford College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Wofford College must submit the following items. Double check with Wofford 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

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, 59% submitted a class rank. At Wofford College 34.01% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 66.33% were in the top 25% and 91.84% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Wofford College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 59%
3.75 and 3.99 19.96%
3.50 and 3.74 17.54%
3.25 and 3.49 10.89%
3.00 and 3.24 8.87%
2.50 and 2.9 7.26%
2.00 and 2.49 1.61%

Wofford College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Wofford College 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 2021, 43% of Wofford College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Wofford College?

To be competitive with other Wofford College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1190 and 1318 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wofford College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1318 and 25% of scored lower than 1190, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wofford College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wofford College students scored 668 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Wofford College?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Wofford College

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

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

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
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Wofford College?

No, Wofford College is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include 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?

Wofford College's acceptance rate is 53%.

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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 53%. This means that the institution accepts 52 out of every 100 applicants.



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Wofford College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wofford College is Jun 1.

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

Wofford College ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


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27 and Less


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Wofford College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1318


Math SAT Range

570 - 660


Reading SAT Range

590 - 668

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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 3.7. 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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