Student Perspectives

"The first time I visited Westminster I was being taken on a tour of Hoyt by a professor when we ran into a student sitting outside a lab. The professor said that he hadn't had the student in class yet, but the professor knew him by name and had no problem letting him into the lab even though it was a Sunday. I decided then that this was the kind of relationship I wanted from my professors."

Michelle Johnston - Class of 2009

Beaver Falls, PA

Biology Major




"Westminster turned out to be the perfect fit for me. I've had the opportunity to try a lot of new things, from Gospel Choir and Ultimate Frisbee to touring the United Kingdom for a class. My professors are very helpful and flexible, but still challenging. I've grown a lot here."

Lynn Elliott - Class of 2009

Hookstown, PA

English and Spanish Major, Secondary Education Minor




"Westminster is the perfect blend of culture, academics, and athletics. Its beautiful campus and welcoming atmosphere make it even more accommodating."

Stefani Yanizeski - Class of 2010

Irwin, PA

PreK-4 Early Childhood/Pre-K-8 Special Education Major




"I chose Westminster because it felt like home. Greeted by strangers and amazed at my beautiful surroundings, I walked around campus and knew immediately that this would be where I would spend the next four years of my life!"

Ashley Carnahan - Class of 2009

Greensburg, PA

Business Administration and Spanish Major




"I chose Westminster because of the small campus environment. The faculty and staff here treat you like you are a part of the family; not like you're just another student here. I like to be called 'Brendan,' not Student No. 1675-1."

Brendan Keiper - Class of 2010

Hubbard, OH

Music Education Major




"I chose Westminster because of the smaller class sizes. I like the fact that the professors know you on a first-name basis and that if you need any help, they are always willing to make the time to see you outside of class!"

Jen Alberts - Class of 2009

Transfer, PA

Political Science and Pre-Law Major




"From the moment I stepped foot onto the Westminster campus, I was greeted with smiling faces and the genuine compassion this institution has to offer. From my very first day, I have felt as though this is home."

Linda Farnham - Class of 2010

Westfield, NY

Chemistry (Forensic Science Concentration) Major




"I chose Westminster because it is the ideal place for me to succeed. Westminster provided me with the strong Christian environment, challenging academics, music opportunities, friendly people, and fun activities that I needed to succeed."

Susan Davidson - Class of 2010

Butler, PA

Music Education Major




"I chose Westminster because during my visits students and faculty were always so open and friendly. The beauty of the campus and its smallness were also major factors in my decision. I could not imagine myself anywhere else. I know I made the right decision."

Rebecca Carman - Class of 2009

Boardman, OH

English Major




"I transferred from Penn State main campus last spring. I chose Westminster because there is more student-faculty interaction. You don't have to stand in line in order to ask a professor a question after class. The small town atmosphere is friendlier and the faculty is focused on helping you to succeed."

Melissa Kramer - Class of 2009

Slippery Rock, PA

Undecided or Exploratory Major




"I chose Westminster because it felt like home. Everyone on campus, faculty and students, are so friendly and willing to help you. The faculty truly wants you to succeed and will help ensure that you do."

Katie West - Class of 2010

Houston, PA

English Major




"I chose Westminster because I value the one-on-one connection that I have with my professors. Here they know you by name, as opposed to a larger university where they know you by a number. I also love this campus. It's small and homey. The people here make me feel so welcome and remind me that I have come to the right place and I belong here."

Darnelle Clark - Class of 2009

Youngstown, OH

Psychology Major




"I love studying at Westminster because it provides me with a friendly, safe campus, intelligent, caring faculty, and countless opportunities to get involved with anything from musicals and plays, to student government and campus diversity. It's a great place to learn lessons and make friends that will last a lifetime."

Ashley Cesaratto - Class of 2009

Penn Hills, PA

Music Education (Voice Concentration) Major