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Santa Barbara, California

Westmont College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Westmont College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.4%
Admission Difficulty for Westmont College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Westmont College and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #58 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,833 out of 2,937 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 36 percent. Westmont College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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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

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

Westmont College typically requires 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >74%
1240 to 1370 Avg + 62%-74%
1110 to 1240 Avg - 49%-62%
980 to 1110 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 980 Low <36%
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Westmont College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for Westmont College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Westmont College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
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 #28 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 42 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 >75%
26 to 30 Avg + 62%-75%
23 to 26 Avg - 51%-62%
20 to 23 Reach 40%-51%
Less than 20 Low <40%
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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 #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 62% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Westmont College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,999 938 2,937
Accepted 1,203 630 1,833
Acceptance Rate 60% 67% 62%
Enrolled 213 131 344
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 21% 19%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

62% 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 1110 and 1370. 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 23 and 30. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.