Western Washington State College: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Western Washington 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 Washington State College, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Western Washington 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 Washington University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Western Washington State College, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at Western Washington State College

What are your chances at Western Washington State College?

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    What GPA do you need to get into Western Washington University?

    Western Washington University’s average GPA is 3.46. Western Washington University does require GPA. This average GPA means Western Washington 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 Washington State College application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.46 to 3.63 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.63 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Western Washington 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 Washington State College’s campus. These Western Washington State College admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Western Washington University’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Western Washington University’s acceptance rate was 82.38. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 83.0 % 85.0 % 82.38 %

    As you can see, Western Washington University is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that Western Washington State College will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Western Washington 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.

    What are your chances at Western Washington State College?

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    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Does Western Washington University Require Test Scores?

    Western Washington University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Western Washington 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 Washington University SAT Requirements

    Western Washington University’s average SAT score is 1105 - 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 Washington University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 490 600 545
    Reading 500 620 560
    2019 Total 990 1220 1105
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Western Washington University’s average SAT score is 1105. To be a competitive applicant for Western Washington University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 990, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Western Washington University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1220.

    Western Washington University ACT Requirements

    Western Washington University’s average ACT score is 75. To be a competitive applicant for Western Washington University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 65, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Western Washington University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 85.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 21 27 24
    Reading 21 30 25
    Writing 23 28 25
    2019 Total 65 85 75
    2018 Total - - -
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    Western Washington University Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Western Washington 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 Washington State College

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into Western Washington State College. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at Western Washington 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 Washington State College admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 1105 on the SAT or 75 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.46.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with Western Washington State College’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Western Washington University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Bellingham has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Western Washington University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Bellingham area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Western Washington 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

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Western Washington 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.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Western Washington State College app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. 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 Washington State College’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at Western Washington State College?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Western Washington State College or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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