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Overview & Quick Facts

 

We are Westminster College. We’re closer than you think, nestled within the charming town of New Wilmington, just one hour north of Pittsburgh. We study hard, priding ourselves in strong academics, outstanding faculty, and individualized attention with our 11:1 student to faculty ratio. We expand horizons with opportunities to study abroad and make connections with our strong alumni base. We encourage participation, sponsoring 22 varsity sports, 18 honor societies, and more than 80 clubs. We’re a platform for spiritual freedom, providing the independence to think and participate in what’s most important to you. We’re a place to call home to nearly 1,200 students each year. Be a part of something real.

At A Glance


 

  Who We Are

A private, 4-year, co-ed, liberal arts college that emphasizes experiential learning, collaboration, and student success.


  Campus

300 beautiful acres in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, boasting athletic fields, walking trails, an outdoor laboratory, and a lake perfect for canoeing.


  Majors and Programs

42 majors, 13 pre-professional programs, and 7 graduate programs.


  Students

More than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students; 46% men and 54% women.


  Faculty

11:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17; 85% of our full-time faculty hold a doctorate or terminal degree.


  Athletics

22 varsity sports; NCAA Division III; Presidents’ Athletic Conference; Eastern College Athletic Conference.


  Outcomes

98% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school the year following graduation.


  Student Life

Over 80 clubs and organizations; 4 national fraternities and 5 national sororities.


  Housing

8 residential housing options; guaranteed housing all 4 years.


  Calendar

2-semester academic year (fall and spring), plus an optional summer session; student travel and internships opportunities during summer and winter breaks.


  Cost

Westminster is ranked among the best colleges for the money, according to Money Magazine.


  Financial Aid

98% of students receive financial aid, which includes merit-based scholarships and need-based resources.