Excellence in academic programs
Type of SCHOOL: Founded in 1875, Westminster College has a rich history rooted in liberal arts education and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dramatic mountains tower above the intimate campus located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Number of Students: 2,127 undergraduate students and 565 graduate students; student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with an average class size of 16
Number of Faculty: 154 full-time and 216 part-time faculty; 93% hold a PhD or terminal degree; no teaching assistants or graduate students conduct classes.
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 52 undergraduate and 12 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 advising programs in Medicine, Dentistry, and Law; special programs include the Honors College, West ARCHES, 3–2 Engineering, and undergraduate research.
Geographic Diversity: 50% of students in state and 50% out of state and international
International Student Services: Westminster provides comprehensive support and services, including an orientation program for international students as well as programs and activities designed to engage the international student population with each other and the greater Westminster community.
Tuition and fees $33,040
Room and board$8,436
Financial Aid: Scholarships range from $7,000–$18,000.
Application Deadlines and Fees:
December 1, priority application deadline
February 1, general application deadline
April 1, application deadline
Founded in 1875, Westminster College has a rich history rooted in the liberal arts education. Dramatic mountains tower above the intimate campus located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The faculty at Westminster focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive and innovative programs. The Westminster community offers a wide range of opportunities that expand student experience and may include travel abroad, outdoor adventures, poetry readings, and service learning projects. The culture of Westminster encourages students, faculty, and staff to make the effort to see the world through others’ eyes and celebrate diversity of thought and experience.
Generous scholarship opportunities
Annual merit-based scholarships are available for domestic and international students. Scholarships range from $7,000–$18,000 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 purpose-driven academic programs give you the experience and confidence to succeed. We help secure 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 reputable US institutions.
An extraordinary setting
Westminster’s beautiful campus is located in Sugar House, one of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The campus has 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.
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 2018 edition, Westminster was ranked in the top 10 in the Regional Universities West category.
• Westminster is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities, a selective national consortium of small to midsize 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 2018 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 382 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 2017 Guide to 353 Green Colleges for the sixth 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.