Westminster College, Salt Lake City Admissions

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

Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Westminster College, Salt Lake City. JonMoore / Wikimedia Commons

Westminster College Description:

Westminster College in Salt Lake City (not to be confused with the Westminster Colleges in Missouri and Pennsylvania) is a private liberal arts college located in the historical Sugar House neighborhood on the eastern side of the city. Westminster takes pride in being the only liberal arts college in Utah. Students come from 39 states and 31 countries, and they can choose from 38 undergraduate programs offered through the college's four schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing and Health Sciences.

Nursing is the most popular undergraduate major. Academics are supported by an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Westminster frequently ranks well among colleges in the West, and it also earns high marks for its levels of alumni satisfaction and its value. Most students receive some form of grant aid. In athletics, the Westminster Griffins compete in the NAIA Frontier Conference for most sports. The college fields eight men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,694 (2,127 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,404
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,974
  • Other Expenses: $3,680
  • Total Cost: $46,058

Westminster College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,477
    • Loans: $6,964

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Skiing, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Skiing, Golf, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Westminster College Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement here

"Westminster College is a private, independent college dedicated to student learning. We are a community of learners with a long and honored tradition of caring deeply about students and their education. We offer liberal arts and professional education in courses of study for undergraduate, selected graduate, and other innovative degree and non-degree programs. Students are challenged to experiment with ideas, raise questions, critically examine alternatives, and make informed decisions..."

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