If you are thinking about applying to Westmont College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Westmont College's admissions stats.
|Westmont College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||32%|
|Mean SAT Score||1296|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||16%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Westmont College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 1|
Westmont College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Westmont College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.
Westmont College accepts approximately 89% of early action applicants and 79% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Westmont College admitted 979 of the 1,14 who applied early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into Westmont College. 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 79% of all applicants, approximately 1,856 of the 2,351 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.
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 are most important in the admissions process. 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're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Westmont College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Westmont College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Westmont College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Westmont College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Westmont College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 11% submitted a class rank. At Westmont College 32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.
At Westmont College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||28.9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.3%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.4%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8.4%|
|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 Westmont College directly.
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.
Westmont College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Westmont 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 2022, 16% of Westmont College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Westmont College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1460 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Westmont College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1460 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Westmont College student is 1296.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Westmont College students scored 740 or higher and 75% of students scored 595 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Westmont College students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 595 or higher.
To be most competitive at Westmont College, you should strive to earn between 26 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 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Westmont College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Westmont College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Westmont College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Westmont College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Westmont College.
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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Westmont College?
❌ No, Westmont College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Westmont College's acceptance rate?
✅ Westmont College has an acceptance rate of 79%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Westmont College?
❌ Westmont College does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Westmont College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Westmont College was 89% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Westmont College? Westmont College is a somewhat selective institution. The Westmont College acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Westmont College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Westmont College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
31 and Above
26 to 31
26 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Westmont College is 30. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Westmont College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1460 and Above
1160 to 1460
1160 and Less
The median SAT score for Westmont College students is 1296. Applicants with SAT scores of 1460 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Westmont College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1460 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Westmont College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Westmont College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. 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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