Westminster College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Westminster College
How hard is it to get into Westminster College and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #56 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,083 out of 2,874 applicants were admitted making Westminster College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Westminster College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% 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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Westminster College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT78%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Westminster College?
Westminster College typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1290 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1180 to 1290||Avg +||72%-81%|
|1070 to 1180||Avg -||60%-72%|
|960 to 1070||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 960||Low||<47%|
Westminster College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT40%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Westminster College?
Admission data indicates that Westminster College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #49 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Westminster College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>83%|
|23 to 27||Avg +||72%-83%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||62%-72%|
|17 to 20||Reach||51%-62%|
|Less than 17||Low||<51%|
Avg. High School GPA3.46
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Westminster College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Westminster College was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Westminster College accepts 72% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||15%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||18%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
56% of Westminster College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||23%|
|Top 25% of class||56%|
|Top 50% of class||85%|
|Bottom 50% of class||15%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||17%||16%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply141
Applicants have 141 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Westminster College before the May 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Westminster College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216807 IPEDS survey data for Westminster College.
Frequently Asked Questions
78% of students submit their SAT scores to Westminster College. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to Westminster College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1290. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.