Western Theological Seminary Rankings

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Ranking Category
#6187 of 14,131 In the World
#1737 of 2,597 In North America
#1650 of 2,496 In the United States
#41 of 62 In Michigan
#2 of 2 In Holland
#1795 of 3,778 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#4761 of 6,416 For Philosophy
#5019 of 6,044 For History
#5403 of 6,939 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
#5610 of 6,338 For Law

Quick Review

Religion
Reformed Church in America
Graduates
377
Male:Female Ratio
61:39
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Acceptance rate
81%*

* Western Theological Seminary is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Western Theological Seminary Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

282 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

42 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 175 (47%)
Hispanic 122 (32%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 43 (11%)
Black or African American 12 (3%)
Asian 10 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 9 (2%)
Two or more races 5 (1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Tuition and fees

Graduates
Tuition in-district $14,935
Tuition in-state $14,935
Tuition out-of-state $14,935
Fee in-district $200
Fee in-state $200
Fee out-of-state $200

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 93
Room charge $8,700

Western Theological Seminary majors

Western Theological Seminary has granted 28 master's in Theology and Religious Vocations, Other and 7 doctorate degrees in Theology/Theological Studies. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Western Theological Seminary.

Major Master Doctoral
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 28
Theology & Theological Studies 7
Grand Total 28 7

Publications & Citations

Western Theological Seminary has published 191 scientific papers with 262 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Theology / Divinity / Religious studies, History, Political Science, Law, Environmental Science, Sociology, Art & Design, and Geography and Cartography.

Publications
191
Citations
262

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
179 / 262
Philosophy
164 / 261
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
134 / 228
History
97 / 163
Political Science
79 / 186
Law
73 / 177
Environmental Science
68 / 174
Sociology
67 / 43
Art & Design
58 / 34
Geography and Cartography
47 / 168
Classics and Ancient History
44 / 3
Archaeology
44 / 159
Literature
36 / 29
Computer Science
35 / 34
Biology
33 / 13
Linguistics
29 / 12
Medicine
26 / 18
Psychology
23 / 28
Geology
20 / 4
Engineering
17 / 5
Physics
17 / 10
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
15 / 13
Art History
15 / 3
Aesthetics
13 / 3
Social Psychology
13 / 22
Paleontology
13 / 4
Chemistry
12 / 1
Library and Information science
10 / 7
Anthropology
10 / 25
Genetics
10 / 4
Business
9 / 4
Fashion Design
8 / 3
Biochemistry
8 / 1
Pathology
8 / 0
Gender Studies
7 / 7
Acoustical Engineering
7 / 1
Quantum and Particle physics
7 / 10
Ecology
7 / 6
Nursing
7 / 1
Psychiatry
7 / 14

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 3 0
1991 3 0
1992 1 0
1993 2 0
1994 4 0
1995 2 0
1996 3 0
1997 5 2
1998 1 0
1999 2 0
2000 2 1
2001 5 1
2002 4 3
2003 3 1
2004 1 2
2005 6 0
2006 9 2
2007 5 12
2008 5 2
2009 2 3
2010 9 5
2011 1 6
2012 5 7
2013 3 19
2014 5 7
2015 2 6
2016 5 1
2017 1 5
2018 2 5
2019 5 59
2020 2 79
2021 8 25
2022 7 3

Notable alumni

  1. Robert H. Schuller

    Robert H. Schuller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2015 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in Western Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    non-fiction writerpastor
    Biography

    Robert Harold Schuller was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author. In his five decades of television, Schuller was principally known for the weekly Hour of Power television program, which he began hosting in 1970 until his retirement in 2010. His grandson, Bobby Schuller, carries on the Hour of Power now airing for over fifty years. Schuller began broadcasting the program from the Neutra Sanctuary, with the encouragement of longtime friend Billy Graham after Schuller visited him in 1969. He was also the founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, where the Hour of Power program was later broadcast.

  2. Richard Mouw

    Richard Mouw
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teachertheologian
    Biography

    Richard John Mouw is an American theologian and philosopher. He held the position of President at Fuller Theological Seminary for 20 years (1993–2013), and continues to hold the post of Professor of Faith and Public Life.

  3. Eugene Sutton

    Eugene Sutton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Western Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Eugene Taylor Sutton is an American Episcopal clergyman currently serving as the 14th Episcopal Bishop of Maryland.

  4. Alexander Latimer Blackford

    Alexander Latimer Blackford
    Years
    1829-1890 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Rev. Alexander Latimer Blackford was an American Presbyterian missionary in Brazil born on January 9, 1829, in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

  5. Henry Collin Minton

    Henry Collin Minton
    Years
    1855-1924 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Henry Collin Minton was the chairman of Systematic Theology in the San Francisco Theological Seminary from December 2, 1891 to October 1, 1902. He then became the minister for the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton, New Jersey.

General info

Total FTE staff 41
Carnegie classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and contacts

Address 101 E 13th St
Holland, Michigan, 49423-3622
United States
City population 34,000
Phone 6163928555