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Colleges / Westminster College - Salt Lake City

Westminster College - Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%

Griffins Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Westminster College. Around 70% of applicants get into Westminster College each year. Out of 2,212 applications received in 2023, 1,543 students were offered admission.

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

Westminster College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Westminster College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 3%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 31%
Waitlist No

Westminster College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Westminster College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 December 1
Regular Decision Yes 7 31

Want to Apply Early to Westminster College?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Westminster College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

Some students apply early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Westminster College Admissions

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 Does Westminster College Look For in an Applicant?

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 in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

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

Westminster College 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Additional requirements for entrance in specific academic programs, including Honors College and Nursing
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Westminster College?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Westminster College 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Westminster College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 20%
3.75 and 3.99 31%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Westminster College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 3% of Westminster College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Westminster College?

To be competitive with other Westminster College applicants, you should aim to score between 1180 and 1368 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Westminster College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1368 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Westminster College students scored 673 or higher and 75% of students scored 608 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Westminster College students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 608 or higher.

To be most competitive at Westminster College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Westminster College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Westminster College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on 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

• 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

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

✅ Westminster College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Westminster College?

❌ No, Westminster College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's 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 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Westminster College?

❌ Westminster College does not offer early decision.

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Griffins Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Griffins? Griffins is a somewhat selective institution. The Griffins acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Griffins Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Griffins is Jul 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Griffins is Continuous processing.

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

Griffins SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1368


Math SAT Range

558 - 673


Reading SAT Range

608 - 700

Griffins GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Griffins, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. 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.

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