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Wilberforce University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1845
Affiliation: Lutheran
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,059
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $108,786,157
Admissions Address

PO Box 720
Springfield, OH 45501



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Brad Pochard
Admissions office telephone: (937) 327-6314
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 1
Early action
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.wittenberg.edu/admit/app/appinstr.shtml Tuition deposit: $400 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 0 0
History 2 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 82%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 82%
Early-action acceptance rate: 90%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 2,392
Total acceptances: 1,959
Total freshman enrollment: 574
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 72%
Male applicants: 1,123
Male acceptances: 890
Male freshman enrollment: 262
Female applicants: 1,269
Female acceptances: 1,069
Female freshman enrollment: 312
Out-of-state freshmen: 27%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 62%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 86%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 73%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 57%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 630
Math: 500 – 620
Combined: 1010 – 1250

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.4% 4.6%
600-699 31.0% 31.8%
500-599 41.4% 41.1%
400-499 18.1% 20.7%
300-399 1.8% 1.9%
200-299 0.3% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 84%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 28
Math: 21 – 27
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.6% 15.8% 9.2%
24-29 47.0% 41.9% 44.9%
18-23 35.8% 32.7% 38.7%
12-17 5.4% 9.6% 7.3%
6-11 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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