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Your chances of getting into Whitworth University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

91%
Admission Difficulty for Whitworth University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Whitworth University is 91%.  Its admission rate is the 17th lowest in Washington.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Whitworth University and can you get accepted?

Whitworth University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,607 out of the 3,944 who applied were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 42 percent on standardized admission tests. Whitworth University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.72. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Whitworth University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.72 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1180 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your 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. 26% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

Whitworth University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1070-1280

Applicants Submitting SAT 

26%
SAT Scores for Whitworth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 540
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1070
SAT Scores for Whitworth University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 640
Math 75th Percentile 640
Composite 75th Percentile 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Whitworth University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Whitworth University score in the top 47 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1070-1280 and the average score is 1180.  Whitworth University ranks #10 in the state of Washington for highest average SAT composite score.

You should target scoring 1180 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Whitworth University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1070, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with SAT's as low as 960, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1180 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 1175, you have around a 91% chance of being admitted. A 1280 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 95% chance of getting in.

Whitworth University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >95%
1175 to 1280 Avg + 91%-95%
1070 to 1175 Avg - 84%-91%
965 to 1070 Reach 74%-84%
Less than 965 Low <74%
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Whitworth University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

22-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

9%
ACT Scores for Whitworth University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for Whitworth University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

You are not required to submit ACT scores with your application as Whitworth University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

The average ACT score for admitted students to Whitworth University is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 28.  The school ranks #10 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score.

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 19.

9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Whitworth University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Whitworth University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 91% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 95% with a 28 ACT score.

Whitworth University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >95%
25 to 28 Avg + 91%-95%
22 to 25 Avg - 84%-91%
19 to 22 Reach 74%-84%
Less than 19 Low <74%
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Whitworth University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.72

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Whitworth University?

The GPA requirements for getting into Whitworth University are to have around a 3.72 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Whitworth University is 3.72 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve this GPA, you need to earn A- letter grades and score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.

 The school ranks #2 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.72 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Whitworth University accepts 91% of applicants.

Since Whitworth University 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 3.7 GPA range.

The table below details 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 Whitworth University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 30.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 28.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

59% of Whitworth University freshman are 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 31%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Whitworth University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,427 1,517 3,944
Accepted 2,233 1,374 3,607
Acceptance Rate 92% 91% 91%
Enrolled 301 233 534
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Nov 15, 2022

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 15, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Whitworth University 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 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

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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?

26% of students submit their SAT scores to Whitworth University. 9% 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 1070 and 1280. 26% 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 22 and 28. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.