Fall semester at Westminster College begins.
You’re evaluating possibilities, considering your future, and preparing for the decision of a lifetime. You’re one step closer to experiencing more than you imagine.
Take a moment and imagine your future at Westminster College. In doing that, we recommend that you look around at the beautiful buildings and landscapes by scheduling a tour; see if our futures will connect by submitting an application; dream of the possibilities by taking a look at our programs and activities; and most importantly, prepare yourself for a future that is far more than you could have ever imagined.Reimagine. You. You at Westminster College.
Monday — Friday: 8:00 AM — 4:30 PM
Appointments may be made beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 3:00 PM to allow for tours.
Saturdays (September — May): 9:00 AM — Noon
Appointments may be made beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 11:15 AM.
Early Action deadline: November 15
Rolling Admission after December 1
SAT or ACT test scores accepted
The college search and decision are difficult. There are just so many aspects to think about and take into consideration. That is why the best way to learn about college is to ask as many questions as you can. Click on any of the topics below and you will find a number of common questions that students and families have.
Westminster College has two application plans. Early Action has a deadline of November 15th; with a notification no later than December 15th. Rolling Admission begins after December 15th; with notification on a rolling basis as soon as materials are received.
No. Early Action gives you the earliest possible notification about:
You may consider these and other offers through May 1st of your senior year if necessary.
No. Students are not required to choose a major until the second semester of their sophomore year. However, declaring a major before you enter will give you the opportunity to take classes within your major as early as your first semester.
No. However, we do highly recommend that students visit the campus to become better acquainted with the College. While on campus prospective students can meet with an admissions counselor, tour the campus and meet with college faculty and/or coaches.
Individual visits can be made throughout the year. Our office is open Monday - Friday and on Saturday mornings during the academic year. You can schedule your visit on-line or by calling 1-800-942-8033. In addition, you can visit our campus on any number of our special Admissions Events.
Our Federal code is 003392.
Westminster will accept either the SAT or ACT test scores. SAT II exams are not required.
Westminster operates on a two-semester calendar.
There are over 40 different majors and many pre professional programs at Westminster College. To learn more about individual programs visit our Majors & Programs page.
No. Courses and labs at Westminster College are taught only by faculty members. 92% of the faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
Credit is issued for a score of 4 on most AP tests.
Yes. Many students have the opportunity to transfer college credits prior to the start of their first year at Westminster. Each college class is reviewed on an individual basis and final approval is made by our Registrar's Office.
Yes. Westminster offers numerous opportunities to study off campus. Each student request for foreign or off campus study is handled on an individual basis through the Office of Academic Affairs. Visit our Study Abroad web page.
Yes. About 85% of Westminster students take part in at least one internship during their time on campus, while many of those take advantage of several . The Career Center is very instrumental in helping students obtain these internships.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the total cost (tuition, fees, room and board) is $44,645. This includes $170 for new student orientation. Please refer to our Cost of Attendance page for a detailed cost breakdown.
Yes. Academic scholarships are available. Click here for a detailed list of our Merit Based Scholarships.
All students wishing to be considered for federal, state, and institutional aid should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available from your high school guidance office.
The best time to apply for financial aid is as close to January 1 as possible, and before May 1. Before a student applies for financial aid, parents need to figure their income for the previous year since this figure needs to be reported on all financial aid forms.
The total undergraduate population at Westminster is 1485.
60% female and 40% male.
25-30 students. Many of our classes are less than 20 and the largest class, of any kind, that you may find at Westminster is roughly 40-45 students.
Of the 372 students who entered the College in the Fall 1998 semester, 68% completed their program within four years, 75% within 5 years, and 76% within 6 years of matriculation.
Westminster has an 8% commuter population.
78% of students are from Pennsylvania and 15% from Ohio. 24 states are represented at Westminster, a well as 3 foreign countries.
Yes. Year in and year out, our students find that Westminster College is truly a safe environment to call home. Our 24 hour Safety and Security Department takes a very proactive approach, ensuring the safety of the entire college community. Check out our campus crime statistics here.
New Wilmington is a small residential community (pop. 2,000), where you will find several quaint shops, 2 banks, 3 places of worship, 5 local restaurants, several doctors offices, and a number of Bed & Breakfasts. A short 10 minute drive away are the towns of New Castle, PA (25,000 ) and Hermitage, PA (30,000 ).
Incoming First-Year students fill out a roommate preference sheet the summer before the Fall Semester and send it to the Student Affairs Office. Members of the Student Affairs Office look at each sheet and pair roommates by hand according to the information supplied by each incoming student.
Yes. Each class year, Freshman through Senior, will be allowed to register 190 vehicles. The yearly parking fee is $70.
Westminster College is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. The Chapel Office provides biweekly chapel services, a Saturday evening Catholic Mass, a Sunday evening nondenominational Vespers service, as well as numerous other opportunities for spiritual growth. Click here for the Chapel Office's website.
Westminster students can take part in over 100 clubs and organizations, which range from academic societies to clubs that cater to specific interests.
Westminster is NCAA Division III in all of its intercollegiate sports.
No. As a Division III member, we are not permitted to grant athletic scholarships.
Westminster is nationally known for its excellence in intercollegiate athletics. The College is a member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and has 20 male and female varsity athletic teams. Click here for the Titan Athletics website.
Yes. Westminster offers an extensive intramural sports program in which both students and faculty participate.