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First-Year Students

Attentive faculty, hands-on curriculum, and small class sizes will all play a huge role in your transformation here.

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first year students on campus

We look for prospective students who will thrive in our well-rounded educational environment.

Our holistic application review process will evaluate the strength of your high school curriculum and SAT or ACT* score, as well as your participation in extracurricular activities, community service and your potential to enhance our overall campus community.

*As part of our holistic review process, the University has elected to remain test optional for students that would be entering during the 2024/2025 academic year. This means that applicants can receive an admission decision and consideration for scholarships without the submission of test scores.

First-Year Students

How can we help?

The Office of Admissions at Waynesburg University is determined to make your transition a seamless one. Check below for a few helpful links, and don't hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions!

Steps to Apply as a First-Year Student

  1. Fill out the online Freshman Application for Admission.
  2. Prepare the following:
    • Official high school transcript with senior schedule or a copy of GED. 
      • College preparatory curriculum is recommended throughout high school (Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment classes)
  3. Send the documents from step two to:
    Waynesburg University
    Office of Admissions
    51 W College St.
    Waynesburg, PA
  4. Complete the FASFA. This can be completed beginning October 1. 
  5. Stay tuned. The Admissions Committee may request additional information, including but not limited to high school transcripts for GED candidates; SAT or ACT scores; additional test scores; letters of recommendation; senior year grades; and/or a personal interview. The Admissions Committee also reserves the right to recalculate a GPA based on core curriculum.

Admitted Student Snapshot


Average high school GPA


Average SAT score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math)


Average ACT score (Composite)