Quick Facts / Points of Pride

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 Commission on Higher Education.

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
  • 2 - male halls
  • 1 - transitional living townhouse complex (Berlin Village)
  • Housing is guaranteed for all 4 years.
  • Each of the national fraternities also has a house with residence facilities.

Student Activities: 81 clubs and organizations, 4 national fraternities & 5 national sororities

Graduation Rate: Westminster College is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranks 4th among top-tier National Liberal Arts Colleges in graduation rate performance. Westminster's 78% graduation rate was 15 points higher than predicted. Of the students who entered the College in the Fall 2008 semester, 62% graduated in four years, and 67% graduated within six years. Additionally, 86% of first-year students returned for their sophomore year.