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About Westminster College

Westminster College is a private institution that was founded in 1852. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,122, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 350 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Westminster College's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 119.

For years, Westminster College has provided a quality private college education for students from many countries.Nestled within the charming town of New Wilmington, just one hour north of Pittsburgh. We study hard, priding ourselves in strong academics, outstanding faculty, and individualized attention with our 12:1 student to faculty ratio.

Students

Total Students

1,690

Student Ratio
Female 59%
Male 41%

Faculty

Total Faculty

339

Student/Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
 

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$41,910

Admissions

Total Applicants

3,824

Admitted

61%

Enrolled

9%

Test Scores

SAT Math

490-598

SAT Reading

490-590

SAT Writing

470-580

ACT Composite

22-26

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 1,690Total Students
  • 689Male Students
  • 1,001Female Students
Faculty
  • 339Total Faculty
  • 168Male Faculty
  • 171Female Faculty
  • 12:1Student/Fac Ratio

Admissions

3,824
total applicants

61%
admitted (2326)

9%
enrolled (360)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
490-598
Math
490-590
Reading
470-580
Writing
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
22-26
Composite
21-26
Math
20-26
English

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Required
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Required
Recommendations?
Required
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History Teacher Education
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Reading Teacher Education
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
319 South Market Street
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16172
P: 1-800-942-8033
F: (724) 946-6249

Studying in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is certainly a U.S. state international students can count on to deliver a top-notch American study abroad experience! With an abundance of historic, cultural, and scenic attractions to be discovered, including the two major U.S. cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers plenty of incentives that will encourage international students to explore the world beyond the classroom. The best part is, these attractions only serve to enhance the many smart reasons international students seek to enter the programs of its world-class colleges, universities, and research centers each year!
Read our full article on studying in Pennsylvania

Applying to Westminster College

Westminster works on a two semester academic schedule: the fall semester runs from August to December and spring semester from January to May. Applicants are encouraged to have all their application materials in to the Admissions Office as soon as possible, but no later than May 1 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester.

Your academic acceptance to Westminster College will be based primarily on the strength of your secondary school work and your standardized test scores.

Tuition and Fees

All undergraduate students are charged a flat tuition amount of $16,905 per semester if taking a full-time course load of 12 to 19 semester hours. The tuition charge for course loads above 19 hours will be equal to the flat rate plus $1,090 for each semester hour above 19 hours. Course loads below 12 semester hours will be billed at the rate of $1,090 per semester hour.

On-Campus Housing

All full-time undergraduate students are required to live in a college residence hall unless a student has received permission from the College to live off-campus, in a fraternity house or commute from home. Students wishing to reserve a particular room on campus must participate in the College housing selection process.

Liberal Studies

The student-faculty ratio at Westminster College is 10:1, and the school has 75.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Westminster College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Education, Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83 percent.

From a curricular perspective, Westminster's vision of a liberally educated person is achieved from a four-year integrated course of study involving general education, prescribed graduation requirements, a major, and electives. At the center of the curriculum is the common core, Liberal Studies, a course of study spanning all four years of the undergraduate experience. Students enroll in semester-long courses in writing and oral communication.

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