If you are considering submitting an application to The Woods, the regular decision application deadline is December 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of The Woods's admissions stats.
|The Woods 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||11%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||93%|
These are the application deadlines for William Woods University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
The Woods does not offer early decision or early action.
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The Woods is a moderately difficult school to get into. The Woods evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, The Woods accepted 75% of students, around 668 of the 892 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like The Woods, 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.
The Woods 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 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
What does The Woods 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||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with The Woods for more information on admission factors.
Make sure to check in with The Woods's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
Students admitted to The Woods have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 27% submitted a class rank. At The Woods 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.
At William Woods 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 The Woods 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.
The Woods looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
The Woods 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 The Woods's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be most competitive at The Woods, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for The Woods'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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for The Woods students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to The Woods. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in The Woods during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to The Woods?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to The Woods.
Does The Woods accept transfer credits?
✅ The Woods accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. The Woods accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations
Does The Woods accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ The Woods accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to The Woods?
❌ No, The Woods is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is The Woods's acceptance rate?
✅ The Woods has an acceptance rate of 75%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at The Woods?
❌ The Woods does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into The Woods? The Woods is a somewhat selective institution. The The Woods acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The Woods is Dec 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The Woods is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
26 and Above
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20 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At The Woods, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. 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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