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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Chances of getting into Westminster College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
87%
Admission Difficulty for Westminster College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Westminster and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Westminster is 87%.  It ranks #5 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. Westminster College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,680 out of 1,921 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent (SAT 1070/1280 ACT 22/28). Westminster College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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. 27% of students submitted SAT scores and 83% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Westminster SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1070-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT 
27%
SAT Scores for Westminster College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Westminster College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1280
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 prefers 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. Westminster ranks #4 in Utah for highest average SAT composite score. 27 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

Westminster College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >93%
1175 to 1280 Avg + 87%-93%
1070 to 1175 Avg - 78%-87%
965 to 1070 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 965 Low <65%
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Westminster ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
83%
ACT Scores for Westminster College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Westminster College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Westminster regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Utah for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Westminster College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Westminster College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >93%
25 to 28 Avg + 87%-93%
22 to 25 Avg - 78%-87%
19 to 22 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 19 Low <65%
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Westminster GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.6
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Westminster College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Westminster. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Westminster College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Utah for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Westminster accepts 87% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Westminster College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 39.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

54% of Westminster College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Westminster College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Westminster College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,177 744 1,921
Accepted 1,031 649 1,680
Acceptance Rate 88% 87% 87%
Enrolled 109 71 180
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 11% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230807 IPEDS survey data for Westminster College.

FAQs

Does Westminster College prefer SAT or ACT?

27% of students submit their SAT scores to Westminster. 83% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Westminster College?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Westminster. Admission competition is and the college has difficult 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 1070 and 1280. 27% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 22 and 28. 83% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.