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Westminster College

Fulton, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

About Westminster College

Westminster College Overview

Westminster College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Fulton, Missouri. Westminster College was founded in 1851 and the school enrolls around 609 students per year, which includes 609 undergraduates. Westminster College offers housing for up to 863 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by August 1.

Student Involvement at Westminster College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Westminster College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Westminster College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Westminster College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Westminster College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Westminster College on the Student Life page.

2022 Westminster College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
Tuition $30,248
Percent of Need Met 92%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $26,824

Is Westminster College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what Westminster College offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

Westminster College Acceptance Rate 2022

Westminster College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 90% of applicants get into Westminster College each year. Last year, 1,035 students applied to Westminster College and 933 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Westminster College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Westminster College, around 73% return for the next year. Around 64% of students who started at Westminster College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Westminster College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Westminster College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 80% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Westminster College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Westminster College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Westminster College's endowment was $56.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,355 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Westminster College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Westminster College meets 92% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Westminster College full-time are awarded $26,824 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $29,691 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Westminster College.

Based on this information, how does Westminster College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Westminster College a good school for you?

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Where is Westminster College?

Westminster College is located in the small town setting of Fulton, Missouri.

If you want to see Westminster College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Fulton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Columbia Regional, Lambert-St. Louis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Westminster College and Fulton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

501 Westminster Avenue Fulton, MO 65251-1299

Campus Setting: Small Town

Westminster College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Westminster College ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Westminster College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Westminster College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Westminster College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

515 - 575


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Westminster College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Westminster College is like? There are approximately 609 students enrolled at Westminster College. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from MO and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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