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Washington Monthly: Westminster is making the world a better place

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Posted on Friday, September 8, 2023

Focusing on schools that contribute to the public good, Washington Monthly named Westminster College among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country.

Jumping 26 spots from last year in the magazine’s “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” list, Westminster was ranked 84 overall in Washington Monthly’s ranking of 201 schools nationwide. Westminster is one of only two Western Pennsylvania colleges to make the Top 100 placement.

Washington Monthly’s 2023 College Guide and Rankings highlights schools that have made “contributions to the public good” and “what they do for the country,” by measuring social mobility, research and community and national service.  Westminster was ranked 84 overall. In the service metric, Westminster earned the No. 24 spot among its ranking of 201 liberal arts schools nationwide, a reward for preparing students for careers in socially valuable fields—health, education and social work.

Westminster was again named a “Best Bang for the Buck College” in the Northeast region for helping non-wealthy students obtain marketable degrees at affordable prices. Dedicated to attracting students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and seeing them through to graduation is a long-standing tradition at Westminster College. Special programming and competitive financial aid packaging make a Westminster education affordable and accessible.

Washington Monthly has been releasing its annual College Guide and Rankings since 2005.

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