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Westminster College Admission Requirements

New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into Westminster College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

82.1%
Admission Difficulty for Westminster College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Westminster College is 82.1%.  Its admission rate is the 64th lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Westminster College and can you get accepted?

Westminster College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,033 out of the 2,475 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 51 percent on standardized admission tests. Westminster College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.57. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Westminster College?

82% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Westminster College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.57 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1150 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Westminster College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.57

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Westminster College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Westminster College are to have around a 3.57 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Westminster College accepts 82% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Westminster College is 3.57 on the 4.0 scale. 20% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #34 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Westminster College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Westminster College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 43.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 4.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Westminster College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Westminster College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 31% of students submitted SAT scores and 10% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1040-1258

Applicants Submitting SAT 

31%
SAT Scores for Westminster College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 520
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1040
SAT Scores for Westminster College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 643
Math 75th Percentile 615
Composite 75th Percentile 1258
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Westminster College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Westminster College is 1150 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1040-1258. Students who get into Westminster College score in the top 53 percent of all SAT test takers..  Westminster College ranks #31 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1150 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Westminster College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1040, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 930, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Westminster College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1150 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1149, you have around a 82% chance of being admitted. A 1258 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 90% chance of getting in.

Westminster College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1258 and Above Good >90%
1149 to 1258 Avg + 82%-90%
1040 to 1149 Avg - 71%-82%
931 to 1040 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 931 Low <56%
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Westminster College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

10%
ACT Scores for Westminster College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for Westminster College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 27
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Westminster College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Westminster College is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 26.  The school ranks #41 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 17.

10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Westminster College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Westminster College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Westminster College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 82% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 90% with a 26 ACT score.

Westminster College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >90%
23 to 26 Avg + 82%-90%
20 to 23 Avg - 71%-82%
17 to 20 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 17 Low <56%
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High School Class Rank

80% of Westminster College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 50% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Westminster College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 80%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Westminster College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,270 1,205 2,475
Accepted 1,065 968 2,033
Acceptance Rate 84% 80% 82%
Enrolled 149 156 305
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Westminster College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Westminster College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Westminster College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.57 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1150 and ACT of 23 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Westminster College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216807 IPEDS survey data for Westminster College.

FAQs

Does Westminster College prefer SAT or ACT?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to Westminster College. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Westminster College?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Westminster College. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Westminster College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1258. The average SAT score is 1149. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Westminster College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.