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New York Times Names Westminster One of the "Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream"

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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017

The New York Times’ third annual College Access Index ranked Westminster College #22 in the nation for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream.” The Index includes some of the most esteemed public and private academic institutions in the nation, including campuses in the University of California system, Williams College, Amherst College, Harvard University and Princeton University.

The Index ranks colleges and universities with a five-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent on their commitment to providing access to students from all income levels. According to the Times, the ranking is based on a combination of the number of lower-and middle-income students that a college enrolls and what it charges those students.

“We are honored that that the Index has recognized Westminster College as an institution that provides an outstanding education to students regardless of their economic background,” said Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson, president of Westminster. “From its founding in 1852, the college has offered access to students from all backgrounds and support to help them achieve their goals and dreams.”

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