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Westminster College Admissions

Check in with Westminster College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Westminster College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Westminster College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 79%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 35%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Westminster College?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Westminster College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Westminster College

Getting into Westminster College is moderately difficult. Westminster College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Westminster College accepted 95% of all applicants, around 2,102 of the 2,221 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Westminster College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Westminster College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Westminster College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Westminster College 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.03
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Westminster College?

Students admitted to Westminster College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Westminster College 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 23% were in the top 25% and 35% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Westminster College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 61%
3.75 and 3.99 18.64%
3.50 and 3.74 21.69%
3.25 and 3.49 11.86%
3.00 and 3.24 11.2%
2.50 and 2.9 6.78%
2.00 and 2.49 1.36%

Westminster College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Westminster College has 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.

In 2021, 79% of Westminster College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Westminster College?

To be competitive with other Westminster College applicants, you should strive to earn between 4 and 4 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Westminster College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 4 and 25% of scored lower than 4, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Westminster College students scored 51 or higher and 75% of students scored 29 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Westminster College students scored 20 or higher, and 75% scored a 29 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Westminster College?

To be most competitive at Westminster College, you should strive to earn between 25 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Westminster College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Westminster College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Westminster College

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Westminster College?

No, Westminster College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Westminster College's acceptance rate?

Westminster College's acceptance rate is 95%.

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Westminster College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

95%

How hard is it to get into Westminster College? Westminster College is a somewhat selective institution. The Westminster College acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.

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Westminster College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Westminster College is Continuous processing.

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Westminster College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

25 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

25 to 22

Avg

25 and Less

Low

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Westminster College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

4 - 4

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Math SAT Range

42 - 51

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Reading SAT Range

29 - 20

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Westminster College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.67

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Westminster College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,235

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,430

Out-of-State

$38,430

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Application Deadline

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