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Westmont College Admissions

If you want to apply to Westmont College, the fee for the application is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Westmont College?

Westmont College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Westmont College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 1. Westmont College accepts about 77% of early action applicants* and 70% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Westmont College admitted 854 of the 1,113 who applied early action.

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 Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Westmont College?

Westmont College is amoderately difficult school to get into. Westmont College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Westmont College accepted 70% of all applicants., around 1,749 of the 2,494 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Westmont 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. Westmont College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Westmont College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Westmont College

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

Westmont College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Westmont College must submit the following items. Double check with Westmont 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
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Westmont College?

Students admitted to Westmont College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37% submitted a class rank. At Westmont College 36% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Westmont College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 37%

Westmont 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.

In 2021, 79% of Westmont College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 37% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Westmont College?

To be competitive with other Westmont College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Westmont College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Westmont College students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Westmont College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Westmont College?

To be most competitive at Westmont College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Westmont College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Westmont College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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Transferring to Westmont College

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

Transfer students can enroll in Westmont College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Westmont College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Westmont College?

Students who are admitted to Westmont College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Westmont College accept transfer credits?

Westmont College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Westmont College accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES

Does Westmont College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Westmont College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Westmont College?

Westmont College. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Westmont College's acceptance rate?

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What is the early action acceptance rate at Westmont College?

The early action acceptance rate at Westmont College was 77% in 2021.

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Westmont College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

70%

How hard is it to get into Westmont College? Westmont College is a somewhat selective institution. The Westmont College acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.

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Westmont College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

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Westmont College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

24 to 31

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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Westmont College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1360

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Math SAT Range

540 - 680

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 690

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Westmont College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.65

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Westmont College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. 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

1,229

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$48,666

Out-of-State

$48,666

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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