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Western Kentucky University - Admission Criteria

Criteria Ranking | High School GPA and Class Rank | Standardized Tests

Criteria Ranking

  • Academic ranking criteria for this college is listed below. Academic criteria are ranked in order of importance from 1 (Most important) through 5 (Least important) or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      2 Secondary School Record
      4 Class Rank
      3 School's Recommendation
      1 Standardized Test Scores
      N Essay

  • The following non-academic criteria are indicated as E (Emphasized), I (Important), C Considered, or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      C Character and Personality
      C Extracurricular participation
      C Particular talent or ability
      N Geographical distribution
      N Alumni/ae relationship

High School GPA and Class Rank

  • The average high school/secondary school Grade Point Average for freshmen stood at 2.96.
  • Following is a breakdown of the high school class rank of enrolled freshmen.

    Rank Percent
    Top fifth 17%
    Second fifth 7%
    Third fifth 4%
    Fourth fifth 4%
    Bottom fifth 3%
    Unknown 65%

Standardized Test Score Criteria

    SAT verbal scores over 500 58%, SAT math scores over 500 61%, ACT scores over 18 81%, SAT verbal scores over 600 18%, SAT math scores over 600 17%, ACT scores over 24 27%, SAT verbal scores over 700 4%, SAT math scores over 700 1%, ACT scores over 30 3%
  • 10% of accepted applicants submitted an SAT I score and 90% of accepted applicants submitted an ACT score.
  • The recent adjustment to the SAT I scoring system has affected the school's admission policy: Contact the school directly.
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the ACT:

      Score English Math Composite
      30-36 n/an/a 2%
      24-29 n/an/a 22%
      18-23 n/an/a 59%
      12-17 n/an/a 17%