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Westmont College Admission Requirements

Santa Barbara, California

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Chances of getting into Westmont College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
70%
Admission Difficulty for Westmont College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Westmont College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Westmont College is 70%.  It ranks #55 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Westmont College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,749 out of 2,493 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent (SAT 1110/1370 ACT 24/31). Westmont College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.65. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Westmont College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Westmont College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1110-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT 
77%
SAT Scores for Westmont College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Westmont College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Westmont College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. Westmont College ranks #22 in California and #175 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Westmont College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1370 and Above Good >82%
1240 to 1370 Avg + 70%-82%
1110 to 1240 Avg - 55%-70%
980 to 1110 Reach 39%-55%
Less than 980 Low <39%
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Westmont College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
24-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
42%
ACT Scores for Westmont College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Westmont College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 27

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 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in California and #171 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Westmont College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Westmont College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >83%
27 to 31 Avg + 70%-83%
24 to 27 Avg - 57%-70%
21 to 24 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 21 Low <44%
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Westmont College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.65
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Westmont College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Westmont College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Westmont College was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 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 70% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

60% 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 36%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 92%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Westmont College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,636 857 2,493
Accepted 1,159 590 1,749
Acceptance Rate 71% 69% 70%
Enrolled 187 120 307
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Westmont College Application 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?

70% 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 1110 and 1370. 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 24 and 31. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.