|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Westmont College and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #55 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,992 out of 3,074 applicants were admitted making Westmont College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Westmont College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Westmont College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1220|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Westmont College?
Westmont College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1330 and Above||Good||>76%|
|1215 to 1330||Avg +||65%-76%|
|1100 to 1215||Avg -||52%-65%|
|985 to 1100||Reach||39%-52%|
|Less than 985||Low||<39%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||25|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Westmont College?
Admission data indicates that Westmont College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Westmont College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>77%|
|25 to 30||Avg +||65%-77%|
|21 to 25||Avg -||54%-65%|
|17 to 21||Reach||42%-54%|
|Less than 17||Low||<42%|
What GPA do you need to get into Westmont College?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Westmont College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Westmont College was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Westmont College accepts 65% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||26%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||19%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||17%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||9%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
66% of Westmont College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||29%|
|Top 25% of class||66%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Bottom 50% of class||6%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||23%||20%|
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What are the requirements for admission to Westmont College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=125727 IPEDS survey data for Westmont College.
77% of students submit their SAT scores to Westmont College. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
65% of those who apply are granted admission to Westmont College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1330. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 30. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.