Westminster College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Westminster College in Pennsylvania
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Westminster College Description:

Westminster College is a Presbyterian liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. The campus sits on over 300 tree-lined acres, including a small lake, at the heart of a quaint residential community. Students have the opportunity to experience the life and culture of the small town of New Wilmington with several major cities, including Cleveland, Erie and Pittsburg, within two hours of campus. Westminster offers more than 40 majors and 10 pre-professional programs for undergraduate students, with popular programs in early childhood education, business administration, English, music and biology. The graduate school offers Master of Education programs in several areas of education and educational leadership. Beyond academics, students are involved in a variety of extracurricular activities including an active Greek system and more than 100 academic, cultural and special interest clubs and organizations. Music ensembles are particularly popular. On the athletic front, the Westminster Titans compete in the NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Westminster College PA Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,258 (1,174 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,210
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,690
  • Other Expenses: $1,250
  • Total Cost: $48,150

Westminster College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,016
    • Loans: $9,189

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Music, Public Relations, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Westminster College Mission and Philosophy:

mission and philosophy statement from http://www.westminster.edu/about/mission.cfm

"The mission of Westminster College is to help men and women develop competencies, commitments and characteristics which have distinguished human beings at their best. The liberal arts tradition is the foundation of the curriculum continually designed to serve this mission in a rapidly changing world.

The College sees the well-educated person as one whose skills are complemented by ever-developing values and ideals identified in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Westminster's quest for excellence is a recognition that stewardship of life mandates the maximum possible development of each person's capabilities."

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