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Westminster College - New Wilmington

New Wilmington, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%

Westminster College Admissions

Westminster College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Westminster College is 92%. Out of 1,817 applications received in 2023, 1,675 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Westminster College, the regular decision application deadline is August 31 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Westminster College for fall should hear back from Westminster College by December 1.

Westminster College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Westminster College's admissions stats.

Westminster College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Westminster College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Westminster College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 8 31 December 1

Want to Apply Early to Westminster College?

Westminster College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Westminster College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Westminster College is 94%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 92%. In 2022, Westminster College admitted 62 of the 66 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to college because they hope it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Westminster College Admissions

How To Get Into Westminster College

Westminster College is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2022, Westminster College accepted 92% of students, about 1,675 from 1,817 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Westminster College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Westminster College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Westminster College

Westminster College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Westminster College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Westminster College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Westminster College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Westminster College for more information on admission factors.

Westminster College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Westminster College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Westminster College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Westminster College?

Students admitted to Westminster College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Westminster College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Westminster College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Westminster College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 14. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Westminster College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Westminster College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Westminster College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Westminster College.

Does Westminster College accept transfer credits?

✅ Westminster College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Westminster College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Westminster College?

✅ Westminster College is not test optional.

What is Westminster College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Westminster College is 92%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Westminster College?

✅ Westminster College's early decision acceptance rate was 94% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About Westminster College?

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Westminster College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Westminster College? Westminster College is a somewhat selective institution. The Westminster College acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


Westminster College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 14

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Westminster College is Aug 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Westminster College is Aug 14.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Westminster College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Westminster College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Westminster College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

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Application Deadline

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