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About Griffins

Westminster College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Griffins was founded in 1875 and now enrolls around 1,850 students a year, including 1,427 undergrads. Griffins provides housing for up to 715 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus .

There are many ways for students to get involved at Griffins! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Griffins's theater groups.

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

There are no fraternities or sororities at Griffins, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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.

Learn more about life at Griffins on the Student Life page.

2021 Griffins Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 33%
Tuition $38,160

Is Griffins a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, 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. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a clearer sense of what Griffins offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

Griffins Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Griffins. Around 87% of applicants get into Griffins each year. Out of 1,921 applications received in 2021, 1,680 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Griffins

Retention is 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 Griffins, around 71% are still enrolled the next year. Griffins's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 69%. 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 for Griffins Grads

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.

Griffins'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 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $79 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Griffins spends about $11,832 a year.

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 80.81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,279 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,188 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some financial aid is awarded 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 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, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! 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, less than an hour from Salt Lake.

If you want 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Griffins ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

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22 to 28

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Griffins is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Griffins. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Griffins SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1065 - 1280

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Math SAT Range

520 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

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1280 and Above

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1065 to 1280

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Griffins students is 1173. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Griffins, while applicants with SAT scores between 1065 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1065 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Griffins.

Griffins Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$49,350

In State

$49,350

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$38,160
$38,160
Fees
$520
$520
Housing
$9,670
$9,670
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Griffins is like? There are approximately 1,850 students enrolled at Griffins, including 1,427 undergraduate students and 423 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from UT and 38% percent of students are from other states.

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

62%

In State

38%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,850

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

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$38,680

Out-of-State

$38,680

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