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Westminster earns high marks from College Factual for quality, value

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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2020

Westminster College does better than 70 percent of American colleges and universities, according to College Factual’s recently released 2021 Best Colleges list.
Ranked in the top 30 percent nationwide for overall quality, Westminster was also named a “Great Price” school, ranking in the top 5 percent for both the national and Middle Atlantic Best for the Money lists. Westminster also took the #38 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.
Westminster College was recognized with 19 badges for excellence in rankings based on value and quality academic programs. Westminster’s education program ranked #3 in the nation for colleges “most focused” on its education program. Westminster’s mathematics program also ranked in the top 5 percent “most focused” category. Biology, communication and sociology placed in the top 10 percent.
Westminster’s business administration, management and marketing programs were listed in the upper 15 percent nationwide of “best value” and “most focused” categories. Additionally, the College’s music, history and English programs were also recognized in the upper 15 percent of the “most focused” category.
“We are pleased that College Factual continues to recognize the outstanding quality and value that Westminster offers its students,” said Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson. “Our faculty and staff provide a richly experiential and collaborative education for our students that helps prepares them for lives of meaning and success.”

College Factual is a leading education technology company that provides rankings, free college match-making tools and major matching tools with the aim of helping students make the best decision possible when choosing a college. In order to establish its rankings, College Factual gathers data from public and private sources, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics.