If you are considering submitting an application to Wayland Baptist University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $35.
Here's an overiew of some of Wayland Baptist University's admissions stats.
|Wayland Baptist University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.1|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||9%|
|Mean SAT Score||1009|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||27%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||39%|
These are the application deadlines for Wayland Baptist University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Wayland Baptist 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.
It is not difficult to get into Wayland Baptist University. Wayland Baptist University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Wayland Baptist University accepted 87% of all applicants, approximately 515 of the 591 students who applied.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Wayland Baptist University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Wayland Baptist University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 admissions factors where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Wayland Baptist University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
Make sure to check with Wayland Baptist University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Wayland Baptist University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Wayland Baptist University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Wayland Baptist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.
Out of all students that were admitted, 77% submitted a class rank. At Wayland Baptist University 9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 57% were in the top 50%.
At Wayland Baptist University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||10%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||24%|
|2.00 and 2.49||12%|
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 Wayland Baptist University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Wayland Baptist University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Wayland Baptist 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 2022, 27% of Wayland Baptist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Wayland Baptist University applicants, you should strive to earn between 930 and 1093 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wayland Baptist University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1093 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Wayland Baptist University student is 1009.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wayland Baptist University students scored 545 or higher and 75% of students scored 457.5 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wayland Baptist University students scored 562.5 or higher, and 75% scored a 457.5 or higher.
To be most competitive at Wayland Baptist University, you should strive to earn between 15 and 20 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wayland Baptist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.
A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wayland Baptist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Wayland Baptist University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Wayland Baptist University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Wayland Baptist University?
❌ Students who are admitted to Wayland Baptist University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Wayland Baptist University accept transfer credits?
✅ Wayland Baptist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wayland Baptist University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations
Does Wayland Baptist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
❌ Wayland Baptist University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Wayland Baptist University?
✅ Wayland Baptist University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Wayland Baptist University's acceptance rate?
✅ Wayland Baptist University's acceptance rate is 87%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wayland Baptist University?
❌ Wayland Baptist University does not offer early decision.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wayland Baptist University is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wayland Baptist University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
20 and Above
15 to 20
15 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wayland Baptist University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Wayland Baptist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1093 and Above
930 to 1093
930 and Less
The median SAT score for Wayland Baptist University students is 1009. Applicants with SAT scores of 1093 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wayland Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1093 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wayland Baptist University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Wayland Baptist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. 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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