Westminster is a coeducational, liberal arts college related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) through the Synod of the Trinity.
Location: Westminster is located in New Wilmington, Pa., a quaint residential community. 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, 90 miles south of Erie, and 90 miles southeast of Cleveland.
Campus: Over 300 tree lined acres - 22 buildings, several athletic fields, 10 tennis courts, 100 acre outdoor laboratory and Brittain Lake.
Students: Approximately 1,550 students (59% female, 41% male).
Faculty: 91% of the faculty hold terminal degrees.
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Accreditation: Westminster is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Libraries: McGill Library contains more than 283,000 volumes and provide facilities for individual study.
Religious Life: Optional weekly worship services, Sunday Vespers and Catholic Liturgy. Habitat for Humanity is the largest student organization on campus.
Curriculum and Calendar: 2 semester calendar (fall and spring), opportunities to travel during winter break, month of May internships.
Degrees: 42 majors, 10 pre-professional programs
- 3 undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Music
- Master of Education: degrees in English, History, and Certification as a Reading Specialist, Secondary School Guidance Counselor, Elementary Principal, School Superintendent, and Supervision (Ohio only).
Housing Facilities: 10 residential housing options
- 7 - female halls including the newly renovated Thompson House
- 2 - male halls
- 1 - transitional living townhouse complex (The newly constructed Berlin Village)
- Housing is guaranteed for all 4 years.
- Each of the national fraternities also has a house with residence facilities.
Student Activities: 85 clubs and organizations, 5 national fraternities & 5 national sororities
Graduation Rate: Westminster College is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to 2013 U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is tied for 4th among top-tier National Liberal Arts Colleges in graduation rate performance. Westminster's 74% graduation rate was 12 points higher than predicted. Of the students who entered the College in the Fall 2005 semester, 62% graduated in four years, and 74% graduated within six years. Additionally, 86% of first-year students returned for their sophomore year.