College Selected One of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Northeast

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Westminster College was named one of the "50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Northeast" by Great Value Colleges, a website that helps students find the best possible education for their money.

The categories considered are: six-year graduation rate; freshmen retention rate; student-to-faculty ratio; percentage of classes taught by teaching assistants; average entrance ACT score; number of campus organizations; number of academic programs; and Forbes ranking.  In addition, all schools on the list have a net price (total cost of attendance minus the average financial aid package) under $22,000.

The 50 schools that meet the criteria are further divided into public and private institutions.  Others in the private school category include: Princeton, Yale, and Harvard Universities; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Dartmouth, Vassar, and Wellesley Colleges.

Great Value Colleges (website) cites Westminster's freshmen retention rate (87%) and six-year graduation rate (77%) as "well above average" and states pre-med students are "accepted into med schools at nearly double the national rate."

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 379 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.