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Hello, School Counselors!

Welcome to Westminster’s one-stop shop for information, news, and connections!

 

Who We Are


Westminster College is a top-tier liberal arts college, nationally recognized for its world-class curriculum, dedicated faculty, and individualized (12:1 student to faculty ratio) student attention. Nearly 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from 40 majors and concentrations, as well as nearly 80 organizations.

Students are taught to foster intellectual curiosity and to acquire knowledge for self, society, human culture, natural world, and human relationship with God. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster students demonstrate moral and ethical commitments to neighbor, society, and the natural world.

 


At A Glance


 

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

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

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

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

11:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17; 90% of our full-time faculty hold a doctorate or terminal degree.

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

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

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

8 residential housing options; guaranteed housing all 4 years.

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

 

Total tuition and mandatory fees for 2019-2020 can be found here.

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

 

Location


An hour north from the heart of Pittsburgh and a bit over an hour from Cleveland, Westminster College sits on a 300-acre, tree lined campus with 10 residential options, several athletic facilities, 10 tennis courts, Brittain Lake, and a 100-acre outdoor laboratory, which includes nature trails, streams, and labyrinth.

 

Average First-Year Class Scores


  • ACT: 24
  • SAT Critical Reading: 545
  • SAT Math: 550
  • SAT Average: 1100
  • Average GPA: 3.5

 

Westminster’s FAFSA Code: 003392

 

Accreditations


Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284-5000

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Telephone: (717) 783-6788

National Association for Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Telephone: (703) 437-0700

 

Rankings


  • #1 in Mid-Atlantic Region and #1 in Pennsylvania in “Best value for the money” (USA Today / College Factual)
  • #21 nationally in “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream” (NY Times)
  • Top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance (U.S. News Best Colleges)
  • #1 school providing the “Best Value” in Pennsylvania” (Smartasset)
  • “Top 25 Great Affordable Colleges in the Northeast” (Great Value Colleges)
  • “The Best 379 Colleges” (The Princeton Review)
  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (Corporation for National and Community Service)
  • Top-ranked school for employment success (Educate to Career Index)
  • Top-ranked school for social mobility (Washington Monthly)
  • Top-ranked school for women in STEM disciplines (Forbes)

 

Dates to Remember


 

Submitting Your Westminster College Application


Students will submit:

  • Official Transcripts
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • Personal Statement (250-500 words)
  • Application via Online, Common App, or Paper
  • Visit www.westminster.edu/apply for more information
  • Remember to contact your admissions counselor for a free application waiver

 

Tour Westminster’s Campus


Visit the admissions department webpage or call 724-946-7910 to schedule a personal tour.

 

A Deeper Understanding of Westminster College


 

Contact the Admissions Office


Address

Remick Admissions House
South Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16172
Phone: 724-946-7100
Email: admissions@westminster.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are made between 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to allow for full tour

Saturdays (September – May)
9:00am – noon
Appointments are made between 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to allow for full tour