Westminster College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3651 of 14,131 In the World
#1060 of 2,597 In North America
#989 of 2,496 In the United States
#70 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#1647 of 2,460 For Sociology
#2594 of 5,073 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Religion
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Acceptance rate
77%
Avg. cost to attend
$21,101 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,149
Graduates
79
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Westminster College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 77% 73% 80%
Applicants 2,746 1,283 1,463
Admissions 2,101 934 1,167
Freshmen enrolled full time 294 128 166

79 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 892 (73%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 241 (20%)
Black or African American 57 (5%)
Hispanic 11 (0.9%)
Two or more races 9 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5 (0.4%)
Asian 3 (0.2%)
Nonresident Alien 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,101/year
Average aid awarded
$28,815
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $15,692
$30-48K $15,852
$48-75K $17,443
$75-110K $22,079
$110K+ $25,232

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $37,075$13,170
Tuition in-state $37,075$13,170
Tuition out-of-state $37,075$13,170
Fee in-district $600
Fee in-state $600
Fee out-of-state $600

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 937
Combined charge for room and board $11,550

Westminster College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 35
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 26
Psychology, General 19
Accounting 16
Education, Other 12
History, General 11
Neuroscience 10
Sociology, General 9
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 9
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 8
English Language and Literature, General 8
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 8
Chemistry, General 7
Human Development and Family Studies, General 6
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6
Music Teacher Education 6
Radio and Television 6
Biochemistry 5
Economics, Other 5
Music, General 5
Political Science and Government, General 5
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Communication, General 4
Education, General 3
Mathematics, General 3
Molecular Biology 3
Computer Science 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Environmental Science 2
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 2
International Business & Trade & Commerce 2
International & Globalization Studies 2
Music Performance, General 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 1
Philosophy 1
Physics, General 1
Public Relations & Image Management 1
Grand Total 249 14
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 71% 59% 80%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%

Publications & Citations

Publications
419
Citations
7,268

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
188 / 3,352
Psychology
97 / 3,480
Sociology
64 / 803
Business
42 / 807
Medicine
42 / 327
Mathematics
40 / 1,268
Computer Science
39 / 919
Art & Design
38 / 223
Physics
37 / 847
Economics
33 / 315
Education Majors
33 / 1,188
Social Psychology
32 / 624
Math Teachers
30 / 1,112
Political Science
29 / 121
Biology
28 / 314
Environmental Science
28 / 370
Astrophysics and Astronomy
27 / 602
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
25 / 13
History
25 / 27
Chemistry
19 / 142
Demography
18 / 136
Classics and Ancient History
17 / 10
Child Psychology
16 / 1,352
Engineering
15 / 388
Law
15 / 64
Philosophy
13 / 11
Health Science
11 / 9
Political Economy
10 / 119
Aesthetics
9 / 161
Ecology
9 / 349
Literature
9 / 11
Gender Studies
8 / 183
Geography and Cartography
8 / 7
International Relations and Diplomacy
8 / 137
Multimedia
8 / 16
Clinical Psychology
8 / 171
Communications and Public Relations
7 / 371
Geology
7 / 0
Creative Writing
6 / 164
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
6 / 12

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 21
1992 2 8
1993 5 18
1994 5 20
1995 3 18
1996 5 13
1997 11 57
1998 3 58
1999 4 84
2000 10 63
2001 12 77
2002 8 92
2003 13 109
2004 6 121
2005 10 118
2006 10 160
2007 10 171
2008 19 222
2009 14 257
2010 17 248
2011 15 262
2012 30 370
2013 26 391
2014 24 492
2015 42 583
2016 32 647
2017 32 662
2018 21 724
2019 29 715
2020 14 853
2021 13 792

Westminster College alumni

  1. Edmond Hamilton

    Edmond Hamilton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1904-1977 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    novelistchildren's writerscience fiction writerwriter
    Biography

    Edmond Moore Hamilton was an American writer of science fiction during the mid-twentieth century.

  2. J. R. Miller

    J. R. Miller
    Years
    1840-1912 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    pastor
    Biography

    James Russell Miller was a popular Christian author, Editorial Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, and pastor of several churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois.

  3. Deborah Majoras

    Deborah Majoras
    Enrolled in Westminster College
    1981-1985 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Biography

    Deborah Platt Majoras is the former chair of the Federal Trade Commission, appointed May 11, 2004, by President George W. Bush and sworn in on August 16, 2004. President Bush had announced his intention to appoint her to the position on July 30, 2004. Majoras is a member of the Republican Party.

  4. M. Richard Rose

    M. Richard Rose
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2021 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Merle Richard Rose was an American academic. He was the tenth president of Alfred University from 1974 until 1978, when he left to become the seventh president of the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1979 until 1992.

General info

Alternative names WC
Founded 1852
Colors blue, white
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 247
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 319 South Market Street
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 16172
United States
City population 2,000
Phone 7249468761
Fax +1 (724) 946 7171

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