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Welcome to Westminster’s one-stop shop for information, news, and connections!


Who We Are


Westminster College is a top-tier liberal arts college, nationally recognized for its world-class curriculum, dedicated faculty, and individualized (12:1 student to faculty ratio) student attention. Nearly 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from 40 majors and concentrations, as well as nearly 80 organizations.

Students are taught to foster intellectual curiosity and to acquire knowledge for self, society, human culture, natural world, and human relationship with God. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster students demonstrate moral and ethical commitments to neighbor, society, and the natural world.

 


At A Glance


Students

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students; 42% men and 58% women.

Campus

300-acre, tree lined campus with 22 buildings, several athletic fields, 10 tennis courts, a 100-acre outdoor laboratory and Brittain Lake.

Scholarships

98% of students receive financial aid, whether through merit-based scholarships or need-based resources.

Tuition

Total tuition and mandatory fees for 2016–2017: $17,053 per semester / $34,106 per year / $44,475 per year, including tuition and room and board.

Faculty

110 full-time faculty members, 91% of whom hold terminal degrees, and a 12:1 student to faculty ratio.

Semesters

Two-semester academic year (fall and spring) with opportunities for students to travel during winter break.

Student Life

More than 80 clubs and organizations, 4 national fraternities and 5 national sororities.

Housing

10 residential housing options; assured all four years.

Athletics

21 varsity sports; NCAA Division III; Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

Majors & Programs

41 majors and 10 pre-professional programs; 4 masters programs.

 

Location


An hour north from the heart of Pittsburgh and a bit over an hour from Cleveland, Westminster College sits on a 300-acre, tree lined campus with 10 residential options, several athletic facilities, 10 tennis courts, Brittain Lake, and a 100-acre outdoor laboratory, which includes nature trails, streams, and labyrinth.

 

Average First-Year Class Scores


  • ACT: 24
  • SAT Critical Reading: 545
  • SAT Math: 550
  • SAT Average: 1100
  • Average GPA: 3.5

 

Westminster’s FAFSA Code: 003392

 

Accreditations


  • “A top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance,” according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide
  • Ranked as the number one school providing the “Best Value” in Pennsylvania” by Smartasset
  • Selected as one of the “Top 25 Best Private College Values in the Northeast”
  • Honored as one of “The Best 379 Colleges” by The Princeton Review
  • Named to the President’s Honor Roll for excellence in service learning

 

Cross-Applicant Institutions


  • Grove City College
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • St. Vincent College
  • Allegheny College
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Thiel College
  • Duquesne University

 

Dates to Remember


 

Submitting Your Westminster College Application


Students will submit:
  • Official Transcripts
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • Personal Statement (250-500 words)
  • Application via Online, Common App, or Paper
  • Visit www.westminster.edu/apply for more information
  • Remember to contact your admissions counselor for a free application waiver

 

Tour Westminster’s Campus


Visit the admissions department webpage or call 724-946-7910 to schedule a personal tour.

 

A Deeper Understanding of Westminster College


 

Contact the Admissions Office


Address

Remick Admissions House
South Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16172
Phone: 724-946-7100
Email: admis@westminster.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are made between 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to allow for full tour

Saturdays (September – May)
9:00am – noon
Appointments are made between 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to allow for full tour

 

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