Overview

Applicants
2,082
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 590
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 27

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Interview

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
145
with Terminal Degree
98

78
Men
67
Women
7
Minority
2
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Education

  • Education, General


Students Say

Since 1852, Westminster College has remained intent crafting a personalized learning process for students, with the aim of turning out well-rounded individuals who “can live and affect the world around us in a positive way.” The “challenging” liberal arts curriculum provides a broad foundation for academic study, and the school heavily stresses the application of what’s learned by pushing students “to prepare themselves for the future using real life simulations.” At this “very happy place,” the administration always “keeps the interests of the students in mind,” the classes are small, and “students get the attention they need.” Westminster runs on personal relationships between faculty and students, and “Even the janitor knows your name.” The low student/teacher ratio means the “extremely accessible and helpful” professors are devoted to ensuring that every last student understands the material, and “office doors are always open.” This care extends far beyond the classroom, as professors love to see students involved in interesting activities outside of classes, and they “pretty much beg you to study abroad because they know it will be so beneficial for you as a person.” “If you see some slacking there is always someone there, whether a classmate or professor, to bring you up,” says one student. A few students do remark on the school’s rather slow adoption of modern technology (“We just got wireless Internet this year”), but this is more than made up for by the “variety of courses,” “studentteacher bonds,” and “opportunities to get involved.” “Contrary to popular belief, Westminster College, not Disneyland, is the happiest place on earth,” says a student.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Deborah Platt Majoras
Chair, Federal Trade Commission

John Shaffer
Deputy Director, PA Department of Corrections

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,568

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,443

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,513

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,753

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
83%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,500

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,820
Required Fees
$1,285
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,250

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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)
No

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,464
Out of State
22%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics

64% female
36% male
22% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

The typical Titan is “extremely friendly” and academically driven; students “know how to have fun but also know when to study and hit the books.” Though the majority of Westminster students are white and Christian, “no one at Westminster is discriminatory towards other races, genders, religions, or sexual orientations.” The student body is small enough that it can be called “tight-knit,” and there’s a lot of frequent interaction among students, because almost all who go to school here “get involved with a number of extracurricular activities” or “community service and philanthropic events.” This easygoing crowd “gets along very well,” and “just about everyone fits in to the mix somewhere.” Many students say, “Westminster is your family,” and “it is a quick and easy process to make friends and find a niche.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
73%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Students Say

“This school has so much going on that it is almost impossible to not be involved,” says one student of the busy hive that is Westminster. There are more than 100 clubs and a wide range of activities offered, including “concerts, competitions, Humans versus Zombies, a Frisbee team, philosophy club, jazz band, flute choir, an equestrian team, an ice skating class, [and] karate class.” The administration plan events all throughout the week (“Most people stay on campus on the weekends”), such as “movies on weekends, concerts on Friday or Saturday nights, sports events at least once a week, [and] special cuisine nights at the [cafeteria].” Located in the heart of Amish country, the dry town and campus “creates a great place to focus and learn” with “small-town appeal and charm that’s irresistible.” Greek life “is especially important for socialization,” and many join it in some form or another (whether a social sorority or fraternity, or an honors society). Some students do choose to party off campus, but “it’s far enough off of campus that you don’t feel pressured to join in if you don’t want to.” Off-campus malls, restaurants, and cities “are not too far away,” but “so much is happening on campus during the week and weekends that I do not see much need to go off-campus often.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
3

41% join a fraternity
55% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Titans)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Titans)
11 Sports

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

Student Services


Sustainability


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

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
13

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
40%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
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Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
319 South Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16172

Phone
8009428033


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
various dates in the fall and spring

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation