Students Say

Westminster College has a "beautiful," "small campus that creates a very tight-knit community, but it also commits itself to global involvement." Many students "like the student-to-faculty ratio" that guarantees "a lot of individual attention from my teachers" "and choose this school because it has excellent classes and academic standards." Students tell us that "everyone at this school genuinely cares about your success." One junior accounting major says, "The administration and professors are always available to students, and they actually sit down and listen," while another gushes, "the professors here are intelligent, dedicated, and the cream of the crop in their respective fields.

Overview

Applicants
1,308
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.44

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
430 - 563
SAT Math
445 - 593
ACT Composite
21 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

Westminster College has a "beautiful," "small campus that creates a very tight-knit community, but it also commits itself to global involvement." Many students "like the student-to-faculty ratio" that guarantees "a lot of individual attention from my teachers" "and choose this school because it has excellent classes and academic standards." Students tell us that "everyone at this school genuinely cares about your success." One junior accounting major says, "The administration and professors are always available to students, and they actually sit down and listen," while another gushes, "the professors here are intelligent, dedicated, and the cream of the crop in their respective fields. No where else are teachers as helpful and accessible are they are at Westminster." Don't expect the ride to be easy though, "Professors expect me to do a load of papers," says one student. But don't worry, "It is tough, but with help you can get through it."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
93
with Terminal Degree
67

50
Men
43
Women

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
78%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Thomas E. Starzl
National Medal of Science Laureate

Janice Mattews Gordon
Owner-president of JMG Advertising Design

Michael Kim
Anchor for ESPNEWS

Jim H. Hance
Vice Chairman and CFO for Bank of America Corp

Anne McIntosh Schneider
Anti-Trust Council for Missouri Attorney General

Bruce A. Smith
CEO, Tesoro, oil refining and marketing

Dr. Don Weaver
Asst. Surgeon General of U.S. Public Health Servic

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
88
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,940

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,812

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,061

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,723

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,940

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$0
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,540
Required Fees
$1,140
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,600
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Our school only has about 1,000 students and since it's a private school, it's pretty expensive. Most students are well-off or smart enough to get a lot of financial aid. "Most of the students at Westminster are upper-middle-class Caucasians, though that is becoming less and less so with each class," says a senior secondary education major. However, all students "take their academic work very seriously, as well as their party life. Students have fun, but they still work hard." One sophomore says, "There are so many different students here that is hard to pick one profile…there are jocks, geeks, nerds, party people…everyone." Though most students seem to be "preppy, well-kept kids," "there are individuals from across the country and world."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,044
Out of State
21%

International
20%
Foreign Countries Represented
75

Demographics

2.88%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.27%
Asian
7.15%
African-American
4.84%
Hispanic
79.35%
Caucasian
3.11%
Unknown
20.30%
International

44% female
56% male
21% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The town [of Fulton] itself is rather small…but having a larger city like Columbia only 20 minutes away seems to quiet big-city needs. Most students seem to feel that, "life at school is great. We study hard during the week and have fun on the weekend. There is always something to do no matter who you are or what you like." Overall, students here enjoy the safe feeling offered by campus. One sophomore says, "The students feel safe to walk into any fraternity and be able to leave stuff there in the living room and know it will not be stolen." Some are a bit overwhelmed by Greek life, "If you're not a male and you're not in a fraternity, you're part of the out group," but alternate options abound. One student sums up her life at Westminster; "As I walked [around] campus I felt at home. Westminster is more than just a school; it's a home and community. It wasn't just a place to go get an education but rather a place to learn to grow up."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
85%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
85
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
78

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Karen Tompson-Wolfe

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS-R; (WISC III or IV) and written evaluation within 2 years. Woodcock-Johnson or WAIS

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Connors Parent/Teacher Rating Scale; various behavioral assessments

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
49
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
2

46% join a fraternity
33% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Blue Jays)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Blue Jays)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Missouri-Columbia
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Missouri-Columbia

Sustainability

Green Rating
62

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kelle Silvey
Director of Admissions

Address
Westminster College
501 Westminster
Fulton, MO 65251

Phone
(573)592-5251

Email
admissions@westminster-mo.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Coulter Science Center
Johnson College Inn (student center)
Hunter Activity Center
Library
Wetterau Athletic Facility

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Winston Churchill Memorial
Beks Restaurant
The PostOffice Restaurant and Bar
Lake of the Ozarks
The District in Columbia, MO

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
throughout the semester

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@westminster-mo.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle service from airports--St. Louis International Airport; Kansas City International Airport; Columbia Regional Airport Taxi service Amtrack train service to Jefferson City

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Interstate 70 Take the Fulton/Mexico exit at Kingdom City (Exit 148); proceed towards Fulton on Highway 54 West (approximately 7 miles); stay on Highway 54 towards Jefferson City, do not take the Business 54 exit. Take the Rt. F exit and turn left at the top of the ramp; proceed to Westminster Avenue and turn left at the stoplight; you'll then go approximately 2 blocks (to the 1st stop sign) and turn left on West Seventh Street. The Enrollment Services Office is located in Champ Auditorium on the right side of the street (1st building past the Churchill Memorial). Enter the building doors that are under the blue awning. Parking is located on the right side of the street, just past Champ Auditorium. Please put your orange parking permit on your dashboard. From the South Take U.S. Highway 54 East; follow the signs to the second Fulton exit (Route F). Take the Rt. F exit and turn right at the top of the ramp; proceed to the stoplight and turn left onto Westminster Avenue; you'll go approximately 2 blocks (to the 1st stop sign) and turn left on West Seventh Street. The Enrollment Services Office is located in Champ Auditorium on the right side of the street (1st building past the Churchill Memorial). Enter the building doors that are under the blue awning. Parking is located on the right side of the street, right past Champ Auditorium. Please put your orange parking permit on your dashboard.

Local Accommodations
In Fulton: Loganberry Bed and Breakfast,573-642-9229 or 888-866-6661; Romancing the Past Bed and Breakfast, 573-592-1996;AmeriHost Inn, 573-642-0077 or 800-434-5800; Holiday Inn Express, 573-642-2600; In Kingdom City (7 miles north) Days Inn,573-642-0050 or 800-325-2525; Comfort Inn, 573-642-7745 or 800-274-7127; Super 8, 573-642-2888 or 800-800-8000
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Key Stats

1,308
Applicants
1,044
Size
69%
Acceptance Rate
1020
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