Westminster College Missouri Admissions

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

Westminster College in Missouri
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Westminster College Description:

Located in Fulton, Missouri, Westminster College is a private liberal arts college with an entirely undergraduate focus. Columbia and Jefferson City are each about 25 miles away. The college was founded in 1851, and one of its moments of fame came in 1946 when Winston Churchill gave his famous "Iron Curtain" speech on campus. Students can choose from 30 majors, and the college has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

Popular areas of study include business, education, biology, political science, and exercise science. Students come from 26 states and 61 countries. Westminster College does well with financial aid, and the total price tag is lower than the majority of similar private colleges. In athletics, the Westminster College Blue Jays compete in the NCAA Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, cross country, and track and field.

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Admissions Data (2016):

    Enrollment (2016):

    • Total Enrollment: 876 (all undergraduate)
    • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
    • 99% Full-time

    Costs (2016 - 17):

    • Tuition and Fees: $24,540
    • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $9,480
    • Other Expenses: $3,530
    • Total Cost: $38,650

    Westminster College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 100%
      • Loans: 76%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $16,379
      • Loans: $6,075

    Academic Programs:

    Retention and Graduation Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Westminster College Mission Statement:

    mission statement from the Westminster College website

    "It shall be the mission of Westminster College to educate and inspire all its students through a distinctive liberal arts curriculum and a dynamic developmental experience; to challenge them to be critically aware, life-long learners and leaders of character, committed to the values of integrity, fairness, respect and responsibility; and to prepare them for lives of success, significance and service."

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