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About Westminster College

Westminster College is a private, religious school that was founded in 1852. It is moderately difficult to get into Westminster College. The institution enrolls around 1,235 students a year, including 1,156 undergrads.

Westminster College offers early action and offers early decision.

Westminster College Acceptance Rate 2021

Westminster College admitted 95% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 2,221 applications received in 2021, 2,102 students were offered admission .

Westminster College Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Westminster College

Westminster College offers early decision. Westminster College offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Average GPA 3.7
Tuition $37,630

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Westminster College.

Financial Aid at Westminster College

Westminster College meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,313 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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.

Does Westminster College Offer On-Campus Housing?

Westminster College offers housing for up to 1,021 students.

The majority of Westminster College students live on campus.

The most popular organizations for Westminster College students to join are Student Government Association, Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Council and Dance Theatre. Homecoming, Christmas Vespers, and and Greek Week are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Westminster College.

What GPA Do I Need For Westminster College?

Westminster College is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Does Westminster College Require Test Scores?

Westminster College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 79% submitted the SAT. 35% submitted the ACT.

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Westminster College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Westminster College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Westminster College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Westminster College, around 80% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 285 students who started at Westminster College as first-time freshman, 192 graduate within four years.

Westminster College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 71%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Westminster College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 93 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $32,300 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $38,767 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Westminster College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Westminster College a good school for you?

What is Westminster College's Endowment?

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Where is Westminster College Located?

Westminster College is located in the small town setting of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania , less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

If you want to see Westminster College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 79 to New Wilmington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

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

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College Info

319 South Market Street New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001

Campus Setting: Small Town

Westminster College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Westminster College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Westminster College ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 22

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Math SAT Range

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Wondering what life at Westminster College is like? There are approximately 1,235 students enrolled at Westminster College, including 1,156 undergraduate students and 79 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from PA and 72% percent of students are from other states.


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