Overview

Applicants
1,762
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average HS GPA
3.61

GPA Breakdown

48%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 480
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

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
148
with Terminal Degree
96

77
Men
71
Women
5
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
71%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

  • Engineering

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, 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

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Shawn McCandless
medical researcher at Cleveland Clinic for rare child diseases

Andrew McKelvey
Builder of Monster.com

Burt Lauten
Communications Director Pittsburgh Steelers

Nancy Aikman Martin
Lifetime Achievement award for mystery writing; novelist

David Farner
Executive Vice President for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Debora Swatsworth Foster
former Vice President H. J. Heinz Corporation

Deborah Platt Majoras
Chief Legal Officer, The Proctor & Gamble Company

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
71%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
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 each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,500

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,810
Required Fees
$1,400
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,250

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,690
Comprehensive Fee

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)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,122
Foreign Countries Represented
1

Demographics

55% female
45% male
22% are out of state
97% are full time
3% 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
71%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

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
81
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
3

22% join a fraternity
38% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

35% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Titans)
13 Sports

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

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

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Youngstown State University

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

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
http://www.dell.com/westminster

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Thomas Stein
Vice President for Enrollment

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

Phone
8009428033

Email
admis@westminster.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
McKelvey Campus Center
The HUB (McGill Library)
Memorial Field House
Brittain Lake
Orr Auditorium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Grove City Outlets
Moraine State Park
Butler Museum of Art
Downtown Pittsburgh
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Saturday
8:00-4:30 (M-F), 9:00-12:00 (S)
8009428033

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
various dates in the fall and spring

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admis@westminster.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
Airport shuttle during campus breaks; local bus service

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.westminster.edu/about/location.cfm

Local Accommodations
Local accommodations include the Jacqueline House, a bed and breakfast, within 5 minutes of campus. Within a 20-minute drive to New Castle, Grove City, and Sharon/Hermitage, several national hotel chains have properties.