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Wichita State University

Wichita, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Wichita State University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Wichita State University, the fee for the application costs $30.

Wichita State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Wichita State University's admissions stats.

Wichita State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20%
Mean SAT Score 1098
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
Waitlist No

Wichita State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wichita State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Wichita State University?

Wichita State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Wichita State University Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Kansas, getting into Wichita State University is not difficult.

Transferring to Wichita State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Wichita State University

Wichita State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Wichita State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Wichita State University

What does Wichita State University 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Wichita State University for more information on admission factors.

Wichita State University Application Requirements

To apply to Wichita State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Wichita State 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)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.02
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wichita State University?

Students admitted to Wichita State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At Wichita State University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Wichita State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 8%
3.75 and 3.99 30%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 11%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

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 Wichita State University directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Wichita State University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Wichita State University is not 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, 7% of Wichita State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wichita State University?

To be competitive with other Wichita State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 985 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wichita State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 985, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Wichita State University student is 1098.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wichita State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 485 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wichita State University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 485 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Wichita State University?

To be most competitive at Wichita State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wichita State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wichita State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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

More Information on Transferring to Wichita State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Wichita State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Wichita State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Wichita State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wichita State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wichita State University.

Does Wichita State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Wichita State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wichita State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Wichita State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Wichita State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wichita State University?

✅ Wichita State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Wichita State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Wichita State University is 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wichita State University?

❌ Wichita State University does not offer early decision.

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Wichita State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Wichita State University? Wichita State University is a less selective institution. The Wichita State University acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.


Wichita State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wichita State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wichita State University is Continuous processing.

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

Wichita State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


19 to 26


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wichita State University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Wichita State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wichita State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

985 - 1230


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

485 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


985 to 1230


985 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wichita State University students is 1098. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wichita State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 985 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 985 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wichita State University.

Wichita State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wichita State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. 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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