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Whitworth University Admission Requirements

Spokane, Washington

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Chances of getting into Whitworth University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
91%
Admission Difficulty for Whitworth University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Whitworth University and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,563 out of 3,915 applicants were admitted making Whitworth University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Whitworth University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Whitworth University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 74% of students submitted SAT scores and 30% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Whitworth University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Whitworth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Whitworth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Whitworth University?

Whitworth University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Whitworth University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >95%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 91%-95%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 86%-91%
940 to 1050 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 940 Low <78%
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Whitworth University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Whitworth University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Whitworth University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Whitworth University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Whitworth University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Whitworth University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >95%
24 to 28 Avg + 91%-95%
21 to 24 Avg - 87%-91%
18 to 21 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 18 Low <80%
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Whitworth University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.63
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Whitworth University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Whitworth University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Whitworth University was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Whitworth University accepts 91% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64% of Whitworth University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Whitworth University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 34%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 91%
Lower 50% of class 9%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Whitworth University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,408 1,507 3,915
Accepted 2,218 1,345 3,563
Acceptance Rate 92% 89% 91%
Enrolled 374 233 607
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 17% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Whitworth University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Whitworth University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Whitworth University
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=237066 IPEDS survey data for Whitworth University.

FAQs

Does Whitworth University prefer SAT or ACT?

74% of students submit their SAT scores to Whitworth University. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Whitworth University?

91% of those who apply are granted admission to Whitworth University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Whitworth University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1270. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Whitworth University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.