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Colleges / Westminster College

Westminster College

Salt Lake City, UT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

About Griffins

Westminster College Overview

Westminster College is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Salt Lake City, Utah. Griffins was founded in 1875 and the school currently enrolls around 1,535 students per year, including 1,166 undergraduates. Griffins ensures housing for up to 715 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Griffins

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

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Griffins students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Griffins does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

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

2022 Griffins Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%
Tuition $39,312
Percent of Need Met 85%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,447

Is Griffins a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Griffins offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

Griffins Acceptance Rate 2022

Griffins is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 76% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,945 applications received in 2022, 1,476 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Griffins

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.

Approximately 85% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Griffinscome back the next year. Around 63% of students who started at Griffins earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 Outlook Griffins Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 62% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Griffins grads is $47,668 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

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 $95.9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $19,395 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Griffins

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.

Griffins meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,447 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,187 of debt. 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 aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Griffins.

Based on this information, how does Griffins sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Griffins a good school for you?

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Where is Westminster College Located?

Griffins is located in the suburban setting of Salt Lake City, Utah, in the suburbs of Salt Lake.

If you would like to see Griffins for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Salt Lake City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Salt Lake City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Griffins and Salt Lake City are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1840 South 1300, E Salt Lake City, UT 84105-3697

Campus Setting: Suburban

Griffins Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Griffins is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Griffins is Continuous processing.

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

Griffins ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

23 to 29

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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Griffins SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1215 - 1355

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Math SAT Range

555 - 680

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Reading SAT Range

635 - 695

Griffins Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$50,890

In State

$50,890

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$39,312
$39,312
Fees
$520
$520
Housing
$10,058
$10,058
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Griffins is like? There are approximately 1,535 students enrolled at Griffins, including 1,166 undergraduate students and 369 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from UT and 39% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

61%

In State

39%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,535

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$39,832

Out-of-State

$39,832

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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