Westminster Theological Seminary Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4560 of 14,131 In the World
#1272 of 2,597 In North America
#1197 of 2,496 In the United States
#84 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#2 of 3 In Glenside
#880 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#3672 of 5,073 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Religion
Other Protestant
Graduates
854
Male:Female Ratio
66:34
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.wts.edu
Acceptance rate
81%*

* Westminster Theological Seminary is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes 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.

Westminster Theological Seminary Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

98 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

395 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 443 (52%)
Asian 157 (18%)
Nonresident Alien 126 (15%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 61 (7%)
Hispanic 29 (3%)
Black or African American 20 (2%)
Two or more races 14 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.5%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Tuition and fees

Graduates
Tuition in-district $17,220
Tuition in-state $17,220
Tuition out-of-state $17,220
Fee in-district $550
Fee in-state $550
Fee out-of-state $550

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 28
Room charge $3,120

Westminster Theological Seminary Majors

Major Master's Doctoral
Lay Ministry 54
Divinity & Ministry 44
Theology & Theological Studies 31
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 19
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 6
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other 5
Grand Total 148 11

Publications & Citations

Publications
75
Citations
389

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
64 / 383
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
34 / 7
Philosophy
30 / 354
History
19 / 25
Art & Design
11 / 14
Literature
7 / 6
Classics and Ancient History
6 / 1
Sociology
6 / 2
Law
6 / 15
Media Studies
6 / 9
Performing arts
4 / 8
Art History
4 / 8
Political Science
3 / 0
Psychology
2 / 0
Quantum and Particle physics
1 / 1
Theoretical Physics
1 / 1
Demography
1 / 0
Business
1 / 0
Social Psychology
1 / 0
Anthropology
1 / 0
Computer Science
1 / 0
Physics
1 / 1
Marketing
1 / 0
Linguistics
1 / 3
Cognitive Science
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 1 1
1995 1 0
1996 0 0
1997 1 0
1998 1 0
1999 2 0
2000 0 0
2001 2 0
2002 1 0
2003 1 0
2004 0 3
2005 0 4
2006 0 13
2007 2 9
2008 3 2
2009 1 22
2010 1 15
2011 5 30
2012 2 27
2013 2 18
2014 1 27
2015 7 22
2016 5 40
2017 3 27
2018 14 18
2019 7 27
2020 7 58
2021 8 14

Notable alumni

  1. Greg Bahnsen

    Greg Bahnsen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-1995 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    writertheologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Greg L. Bahnsen was an American Reformed philosopher, apologist, and debater. He was a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and a full-time Scholar in Residence for the Southern California Center for Christian Studies (SCCCS). He is also considered a contributor to the field of Christian apologetics, as he popularized the presuppositional method of Cornelius Van Til. He is the father of David L. Bahnsen, an American portfolio manager, author, and television commentator, as well as his first born, Jonathan Bahnsen, and youngest, Michael Bahnsen.

  2. Philip Ryken

    Philip Ryken
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Westminster Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    rectorreligious servant
    Biography

    Philip Graham Ryken is an American theologian, Presbyterian minister, and academic administrator. He is the eighth and current president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

  3. Bong-Ho Son

    Bong-Ho Son
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Bong-Ho Son is a South Korean Christian ethics scholar and social activist. Bong-Ho Son was born in South Korea, and graduated from Gyeongju High School and Seoul National University. He then studied theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in the United States, and received his Ph.D from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He has taught at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Seoul National University, and has served as president of Hansung University and of Dongduk Women's University. In 2011, he established the Sharing National Movement Headquarters, where he is in charge of representation. He is working in the field of the Christian Ethics Movement of Korea.

  4. Peter Lillback

    Peter Lillback
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Westminster Theological Seminary
    In 1985 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Peter A. Lillback is an American theologian who is President and Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian and Reformed Christian graduate educational institution in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He also serves as the president of the Providence Forum and a senior editor at Unio cum Christo: An International Journal of Reformed Theology and Life. Lillback has been ordained in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and holds credentials as teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

  5. William Edgar

    William Edgar
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in Westminster Theological Seminary
    In 1969 graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    pianisttheologianjazz musician
    Biography

    William "Bill" Edgar is an American apologist and professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has been called by Charles Colson "one of evangelicalism's most valued scholars and apologists".

  6. Deok-Kyo Oh

    Deok-Kyo Oh
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Deok-Kyo Oh is a South Korean theologian who served as the president of Hapdong Theological Seminary in South Korea and the president of the International University of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia., and is a member of South Korea's National Unification Advisory Council since 2014.

  7. Brian D. Miller

    Brian D. Miller
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Brian D. Miller is an American attorney who serves as the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery. In this role, Miller oversees the United States Department of the Treasury's implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

General info

Total FTE staff 106
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address 2960 W Church Rd
Glenside, Pennsylvania, 19038
United States
City population 8,000
Phone 2158875511