Westminster

Westminster College

1840 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    14
  • Previously Enrolled
    36

Overview of Westminster College (Westminster)

About this school

Westminster is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1851 as a college for men, it adopted coeducation in 1979. Its 65-acre campus is located in Fulton, in central Missouri, 25 miles east of Columbia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:940
    • Men:537 (57.1%)
    • Women:403 (42.9%)

Location

Admission Information (Westminster)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Westminster College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
501 Westminster Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fulton, MO  65251-1299
Phone
(573) 592-5251
Fax
(573) 592-5227
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
August 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 1,789 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 889 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 900 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
288 (25%) of 1,139 admitted students enrolled
Women
129 (22%) of 593 admitted students enrolled
Men
159 (29%) of 546 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.38
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
41%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Westminster)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,540 (63.49288486416559%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,480 (24.527813712807244%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (2.846054333764554%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,530 (9.133247089262614%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Westminster College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002523
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
157 (88.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
135 (86.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
135 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
92 (68.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$24,896
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 135 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,941
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 124 (91.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,292
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
34 (19.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,003

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
614 (78.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
517 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
517 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
350 (67.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$22,895
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 517 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,428
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 449 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,975
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
213 (27.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,819

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,691
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Twins

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Westminster)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


61

Part-Time Faculty


35

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
260,685

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
188
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Westminster College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


66.0%

Programs & Majors (Westminster)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (30)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, chiropractic medicine with Logan University of Chiropractic

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life (Westminster)

Location & Geography

Population


12,760

Nearest Metropolitan Area


80 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
80 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Kingdom City
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Jefferson City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


82% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


18%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Winston' the Blue Jay
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Westminster College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, environmentally concerned students, international student club, habitat for humanity, little brother/little sister

Sororities


35% of women participate

Fraternities


48% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


919

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
940
Women
403
Men
537

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.5% Asian
  • 10.7% Black/African-American
  • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.4% White
  • 4.7% Unknown

International Students


15.6% from 70 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources (Westminster)

Study resources