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Westmont College Admission Requirements

Santa Barbara, California

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Chances of getting into Westmont College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.8%
Admission Difficulty for Westmont College
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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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.

Test Requirements

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.

Westmont College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Westmont College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Westmont College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1220

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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Westmont College admission chances by SAT score
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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Westmont College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for Westmont College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Westmont College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 25

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Westmont College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Westmont College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Westmont College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Westmont College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,059 1,015 3,074
Accepted 1,300 692 1,992
Acceptance Rate 63% 68% 65%
Enrolled 250 156 406
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Westmont College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Westmont College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Westmont College prefer SAT or ACT?

77% of students submit their SAT scores to Westmont College. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Westmont College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Westmont College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Westmont College?

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.