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Santa Barbara, California

Westmont College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Westmont College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.7%
Admission Difficulty for Westmont College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Westmont College and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #96 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,540 out of 1,818 applicants were admitted making Westmont College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent. Westmont College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Westmont College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Westmont College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Westmont College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1320

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Westmont College?

Westmont College typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Westmont College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >91%
1315 to 1430 Avg + 85%-91%
1200 to 1315 Avg - 77%-85%
1085 to 1200 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 1085 Low <66%
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Westmont College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
55%
ACT Scores for Westmont College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Westmont College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 #26 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Westmont College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Westmont College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >91%
26 to 30 Avg + 85%-91%
23 to 26 Avg - 78%-85%
20 to 23 Reach 70%-78%
Less than 20 Low <70%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.8
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need 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 #12 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.8 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Westmont College accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Westmont College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 29% Good
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

High School Class Rank

66% of Westmont College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Westmont College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Westmont College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,173 645 1,818
Accepted 1,002 538 1,540
Acceptance Rate 85% 83% 85%
Enrolled 228 125 353
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 23% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
327

Applicants have 327 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Westmont College before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Westmont College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Westmont College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Westmont College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.