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Spokane, Washington

Whitworth University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Whitworth University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89%
Admission Difficulty for Whitworth University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Whitworth University and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,818 out of 3,166 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 very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. Whitworth University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Whitworth University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1160-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Whitworth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Whitworth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1270

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

Whitworth University typically requires applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Whitworth University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >93%
1265 to 1370 Avg + 89%-93%
1160 to 1265 Avg - 83%-89%
1055 to 1160 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 1055 Low <74%
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Whitworth University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Whitworth University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Whitworth University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Whitworth University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Whitworth University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >93%
26 to 29 Avg + 89%-93%
23 to 26 Avg - 83%-89%
20 to 23 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 20 Low <74%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.74
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need 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 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.74 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Whitworth University accepts 89% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Whitworth University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 58% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Whitworth University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,947 1,219 3,166
Accepted 1,746 1,072 2,818
Acceptance Rate 90% 88% 89%
Enrolled 291 214 505
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Whitworth University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Whitworth University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations 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.