If you are applying to Western Michigan University, the application fee costs $40.
Here's an overiew of some of Western Michigan University's admissions stats.
|Western Michigan University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||16%|
|Mean SAT Score||1107|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||37%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
These are the application deadlines for Western Michigan University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 15||––|
Western Michigan University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 15.
It is moderately difficult to get into Western Michigan University. Western Michigan University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Western Michigan University accepted 83% of students, approximately 15,612 of the 18,853 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Western Michigan University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Western Michigan University 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 has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 stand out.
What does Western Michigan University consider 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|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Western Michigan University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Western Michigan University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Western Michigan 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|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to Western Michigan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 30.4% submitted a class rank. At Western Michigan University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40.3% were in the top 25% and 74.5% were in the top 50%.
At Western Michigan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18.3%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17.6%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.1%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13.8%|
|2.50 and 2.9||18.2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.1%|
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 Western Michigan 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.
Western Michigan University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Western Michigan University has 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, 37% of Western Michigan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Western Michigan University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1000 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Western Michigan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Western Michigan University student is 1107.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Western Michigan University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Western Michigan University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
To be most competitive at Western Michigan University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Western Michigan University'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 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Western Michigan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Western Michigan University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Western Michigan University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Western Michigan University?
❌ Students who are admitted to Western Michigan University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Western Michigan University accept transfer credits?
✅ Western Michigan University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Western Michigan University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Western Michigan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Western Michigan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Western Michigan University?
❌ No, Western Michigan University is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Western Michigan University's acceptance rate?
✅ Western Michigan University's acceptance rate is 83%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Western Michigan University?
❌ Western Michigan University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Western Michigan University? Western Michigan University is a somewhat selective institution. The Western Michigan University acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Michigan University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Michigan University is Aug 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1200 and Above
1000 to 1200
1000 and Less
The median SAT score for Western Michigan University students is 1107. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Western Michigan University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Western Michigan University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Western Michigan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. 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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