If you want to apply to HILLTOPPERS, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $45.
Here's an overiew of some of HILLTOPPERS's admissions stats.
|HILLTOPPERS 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||22%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||11%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||95%|
These are the application deadlines for Western Kentucky University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 1||––|
HILLTOPPERS does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is not difficult to get into HILLTOPPERS. HILLTOPPERS evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, HILLTOPPERS accepted 97% of students, around 8,019 from 8,245 applicants.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like HILLTOPPERS, 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, dental hygiene, engineering, speech-language pathology programs is program moderately difficult.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
HILLTOPPERS has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by HILLTOPPERS during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with HILLTOPPERS for more information on admission factors.
To apply to HILLTOPPERS, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with HILLTOPPERS's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||√|
|Other Requirements||√||minimum of 2.0 unweighted high school GPA, Composite Admission Index (CAI) score of at least 60|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to HILLTOPPERS have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 54.6% submitted a class rank. At HILLTOPPERS 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 45% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.
At Western Kentucky University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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 HILLTOPPERS 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.
HILLTOPPERS looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
HILLTOPPERS 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, 11% of HILLTOPPERS's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 95% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other HILLTOPPERS applicants, you should aim to score between 1000 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At HILLTOPPERS 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 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 HILLTOPPERS students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of HILLTOPPERS students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
To be most competitive at HILLTOPPERS, you should strive to earn between 19 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for HILLTOPPERS's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for HILLTOPPERS students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to HILLTOPPERS.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in HILLTOPPERS during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to HILLTOPPERS?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to HILLTOPPERS.
Does HILLTOPPERS accept transfer credits?
✅ HILLTOPPERS accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. HILLTOPPERS accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does HILLTOPPERS accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ HILLTOPPERS accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to HILLTOPPERS?
❌ No, HILLTOPPERS is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is HILLTOPPERS's acceptance rate?
✅ HILLTOPPERS has an acceptance rate of 97%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at HILLTOPPERS?
❌ HILLTOPPERS 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 HILLTOPPERS is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to HILLTOPPERS is Aug 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
27 and Above
19 to 27
19 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At HILLTOPPERS, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. 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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