Westminster College

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501 Westminster Avenue

Fulton, MO 65251

Phone: (573) 642-3361
2013-2014 Tuition
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#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Westminster College is a private institution that was founded in 1851. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,084, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 86 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Westminster College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 146. Its tuition and fees are $21,680 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Westminster students value traditions (we were founded in 1851) and practice our core values of Integrity, Respect, Fairness and Responsibility. Most students are active in community service and service learning, through our Center for Leadership and Service. Our students value being a person, rather than a number, and being able to graduate in 4 years. Best of all, they enjoy and respect our faculty and staff - full-time professionals whose primary goals are good teaching and advising. Our academic programs are excellent and most classes are collaborative, taught seminar style with lots of group projects that stress initiative, teamwork and communication skills. Our alumni praise the values and skills taught and modeled by our faculty and staff. Students, faculty and staff describe Westminster as a cherished "way of life!" Best of all, Westminster is made up of quality people -- a COMMUNITY of students, faculty and staff.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1851
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $46,217,515


When applying to Westminster College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Westminster College is 14:1, and the school has 64.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Westminster College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Education; Social Sciences; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 59%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 18%
Education 15%
Social Sciences 9%
English Language and Literature/Letters 6%

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Student Life

Westminster College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,084, with a gender distribution of 55.5 percent male students and 44.5 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus. Westminster College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,084
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Westminster College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Westminster College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Westminster College, 77 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Westminster College.

Students who have cars on campus 77%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Westminster College, 61.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,812.

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Tuition and fees $21,680 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,810 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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