Excellence in academic programs
Located where the magnificent Rocky Mountains meet the vibrant city of Salt Lake City, Utah, Westminster blends classroom learning with experiences presented by its unique location to help students develop skills and attributes critical for success. You’ll learn in an environment that values participation and collaboration. At Westminster our small class sizes provide individual attention and mentorship experiences from professors to help you succeed.
Generous scholarship opportunities
Annual merit-based scholarships are available for domestic and international students. Scholarships range from $5,000–$16,000 per year for up to four years. All students who apply and are admitted to Westminster are automatically considered for our merit-based scholarships.
Westminster’s hands-on, skills-based approach to education will give you the experience and confidence to succeed. We provide résumé-building internship opportunities at places like Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, Delta Air Lines, the American Heart Association, and more. Undergraduate research opportunities are a priority for our faculty as they mentor students to publish and present at conferences both locally and nationally. Within five months of graduation, 90% of individuals are either employed or in graduate school at places like Harvard University, Dartmouth College, Stanford University, Columbia University, and other fine institutions.
An extraordinary setting
Westminster’s beautiful campus is located in Sugar House, one of Salt Lake City’s safest and most vibrant neighborhoods. The campus has plenty of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment within walking distance. A short 10-minute drive will get you to the downtown business district, with opportunities for internships, jobs, nightlife, professional sports, and cultural experiences, and a 30-minute drive will allow you to ski some of the greatest snow on Earth. You have year-round access to world-class mountain recreation, including seven major resorts.
Westminster College has been nationally recognized by education professionals as a College of Distinction because of its strong focus on teaching undergraduates and its wide variety of innovative learning experiences. In addition:
• In U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition, Westminster was ranked in the top 20 in the Regional Universities—West category.
• Westminster is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities, a selective national consortium of small to mid-sized institutions dedicated to the integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement.
• Because of over 80,000 community service hours performed, Westminster has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll—every year since 2006.
• The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of its annual college guide The Best 379 Colleges gives Westminster top marks for quality of life, academics, and green initiatives. In the profile students praise Westminster’s “outstanding” Nursing program, “great financial aid,” and very “personal culture.”
• Westminster is included in The Princeton Review’s 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges for the fourth year in a row for its commitment to sustainability. “Our students take sustainability very seriously, which is why we have environmentally themed residence halls, campus gardens, solar panels, and very active recycling and transportation programs,” said Kerry Case, Director of Westminster’s Environmental Center.
Type of SCHOOL: Founded in 1875, Westminster is a private, non-denominational, residential, four-year liberal arts college with undergraduate and graduate degrees offered.
Number of Students: 2,159 undergraduate students and 662 graduate students; student-faculty ratio is 9:1, with an average class size of 17.
Number of Faculty: 151 full-time and 237 part-time faculty; 95% hold a PhD or terminal degree. No teaching assistants or graduate students conduct classes.
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 60 majors and minors and 13 graduate programs; schools include the School of Arts and Sciences, the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the School of Education, with pre-professional programs in Medicine, Dentistry, and Law; special programs include the Honors Program, WestARCHES, 3-2 Engineering, and undergraduate research.
Geographic Diversity: 56% in state and 44% out of state and international; 32 states and 15 countries represented
Tuition and Fees $32,104
Room and Board$8,190
Financial Aid: Scholarships range from $5,000–$16,000.
Application Deadlines and Fees: Rolling admission; $50 application fee