Western Oregon State College: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs
This is the go-to guide for getting into Western Oregon University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to Western Oregon State College, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Western Oregon State College statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Western Oregon University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Western Oregon State College, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at Western Oregon State College
What GPA do you need to get into Western Oregon University?
Western Oregon University’s average GPA is 3.3. Western Oregon University does require GPA. This average GPA means Western Oregon University is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of Western Oregon State College application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.3 to 3.47 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.47 GPA.
*BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Western Oregon University may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on Western Oregon State College’s campus. These Western Oregon State College admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.
What is Western Oregon University’s acceptance rate?
Last year Western Oregon University’s acceptance rate was 87.77. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.
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As you can see, Western Oregon University is a little easier to get into than last year.
Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Western Oregon State College - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.
Does Western Oregon University Require Test Scores?
Western Oregon University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Western Oregon University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.
Western Oregon University SAT Requirements
Western Oregon University’s average SAT score is 955 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Western Oregon University is getting more or less competitive.
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Western Oregon University’s average SAT score is 955. To be a competitive applicant for Western Oregon University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 840, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Western Oregon University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1070.
Western Oregon University ACT Requirements
Western Oregon University’s average ACT score is 58. To be a competitive applicant for Western Oregon University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 49, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Western Oregon University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 68.
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Western Oregon University Requirements
Now you know where you need to be for getting into Western Oregon University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.
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How to get into Western Oregon State College
Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into Western Oregon State College. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at Western Oregon State College, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.
Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Western Oregon State College admission standards.
- Score at least a 955 on the SAT or 58 on the ACT.
- Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.3.
Join Extracurriculars that Align with Western Oregon State College’s Values.
- Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Western Oregon University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
- Volunteer in your hometown. Monmouth has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Western Oregon University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Monmouth area in general.
- Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Western Oregon State College needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.
Prepare Your Application
- Write a stellar essay that shows Western Oregon University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
- Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Western Oregon State College app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
- Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that Western Oregon State College’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.
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