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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Westminster College - Pennsylvania is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
319 South Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16172
From Westminster College - Pennsylvania

With real-world internship experiences, a strong alumni base, and study abroad opportunities, we take our students beyond the classroom to help prepare them for life outside of our campus. From service learning opportunities to community service projects, we pride ourselves in modeling a service-over-self-philosophy.

Imagine yourself in a classroom with individualized attention, vibrant discussions, and experiential learning opportunities. Now imagine yourself at Westminster College!

Westminster College - Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,869/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,382/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,579/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,024/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,027/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,156/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,150Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Friendly
    60%
  • Welcoming
    40%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.28 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Determined to help you succeed! caring, wonderful
    87%
  • moving in to the future of education
    13%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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The highlight of Westminster is it's academices, it has some fantastic professors (if not too few at times) and for the most part very informational courses. The campus lacks a bit in parties because of public safety cracking down on townhouse and fraternity parties and there isn't much to do in town otherwise. Even with the party crackdown, campus security still lacks cameras over most of campus and things regularly get stolen. Diversity pretty much only exists in that the sports tems try and recruit diverse teams. The school itself lacks diversity but not for any reason specifically. Its a small, expensive school on a mostly white, very conservative town so diversity obviously is lacking.
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From the first time I toured the campus, I felt at home at Westminster. The overall atmosphere is very nice, and everyone is amicable. From my experience of classes, almost all of the professors are more than willing tot provide extra help, and truly care about the students. I'm also an RA so I know from experience that if a professor notices that a student hasn't been going to class, or that they aren't doing so well they will check in and see if everything is okay. There are very few bad things I could honestly say about Westminster. One is that, second semester especially, everything is very centered around Greek life, so if you are an independent (the sororities cost a small fortune despite not having houses) it can become rather hard. The other thing is that on the weekends the food selection is rather limited on campus. The rest is mostly little things that will vary depending on one's experience.
My freshman year at Westminster wasn’t the easiest learning experience. Being the only African International Student where the entire student body is mainly Caucasian, it wasn't easy for me to fit in. I didn't know people of similar background or experiences I could relate with.
I did not have an awful experience, but it could've been better. The local community is bland and does not offer much to do on weekends or for leisure. The campus lacks diversity and isn't doing much to attract internationals. In my opinion, Westminster lacked the academic rigor and challenge I was looking for. Westminster is full of incredibly kind people. The academics lack the needed rigor and challenge. I really liked the small class sizes because everyone received attention. I believe Westminster needs to do more in terms of establishing a more diverse and international community as well as improving the level of academic rigor. Also, activities to make the community less monotonous should be introduced.