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Westminster College named a College of Distinction institution

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Posted on Monday, April 5, 2021

Colleges of Distinction, a unique guide for college-bound students, has recognized Westminster College for its commitment to providing its students with an engaged, experiential education.

In addition, Westminster College, located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, was listed as a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and was cited for excellence in its business, education and nursing programs.

Founded in 2000, Colleges of Distinction lists those institutions that meet four criteria: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.  While other ranking systems rely on metrics like peer reputation, test scores, endowment and alumni salaries, Colleges of Distinction looks for institutions that support the entire student experience and provides a place where students can learn, grow and succeed.

“Each school is different, just as every student is different,” said Colleges of Distinction Founder Wes Creel. “There is no number one college for everyone, so we never rank those in our cohort.” Westminster’s inclusion is informed by the unique ways it commits to achieving success.

Colleges of Distinction noted Westminster for its first-year program, service learning programs, alternative spring breaks, diversity and global learning, interdisciplinary programs, collaborative learning, undergraduate research, living-learning communities, capstone projects and internship opportunities.

“It’s inspiring to see Westminster commit to the learning styles and community involvement that will best allow their students to thrive,” Creel said.