U.S. News Rankings
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Westminster College is a private institution that was founded in 1852. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,468, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 350 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Westminster College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 115. Its tuition and fees are $32,445 (2013-14).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
It is the mission of Westminster College to bring to our students a world-class education that integrates the liberal arts with a major. We also pride ourselves in the manner in which extra and co-curricular activities are integrated into the learning experience. The faculty take pride in the promotion of active and collaborative learning experiences. We enjoy a very high graduation rate with over seventy eight percent of our first year students graduating on time.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Presbyterian Church (USA)|
When applying to Westminster College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 5, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Westminster College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||56.3%|
|Application deadline||January 5|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Westminster College is 11:1, and the school has 67.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Westminster College include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||72%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Westminster College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,468, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 percent female students. At this school, 78 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 20 percent of students live off campus. Westminster College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Westminster College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Westminster College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Westminster College.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Westminster College, 83.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,443.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,445 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,860 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data