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Colleges / Westminster College

Westminster College

Salt Lake City, UT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

Griffins Admissions

Reach out to Westminster College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Griffins Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Griffins's admissions stats.

Griffins 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 20%
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 No December 1 December 1

Want to Apply Early to Griffins?

Griffins does not offer early decision or early action.

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

➡️ Explore a list of some selective 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

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Griffins

Griffins has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Griffins?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Griffins

Wondering what factors are considered by Griffins 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
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Griffins 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Griffins, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Griffins'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(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Griffins?

Students admitted to Griffins have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Griffins 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 80% 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 43%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 5%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

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 Griffins directly.

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

Griffins looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Griffins is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 8% of Griffins's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Griffins?

To be competitive with other Griffins applicants, you should strive to score between 1215 and 1355 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Griffins 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1355 and 25% of scored lower than 1215, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Griffins students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 635 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Griffins students scored 695 or higher, and 75% scored a 635 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Griffins?

To be most competitive at Griffins, 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 Griffins'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 Griffins students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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

More Information on Transferring to Westminster College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Griffins. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Griffins during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Griffins Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Griffins?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Griffins.

Does Griffins accept transfer credits?

✅ Griffins accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

✅ Griffins accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Griffins?

❌ No, Griffins is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. 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 Griffins's acceptance rate?

✅ Griffins's acceptance rate is 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Griffins?

❌ Griffins 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 76%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.


Griffins Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Griffins is Continuous processing.

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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


23 and Less


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Griffins SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1215 - 1355


Math SAT Range

555 - 680


Reading SAT Range

635 - 695

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.

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

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