New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Nestled within the charming town of New Wilmington, just one hour north of Pittsburgh, the Westminster College community studies hard, priding itself in strong academics, outstanding faculty, and individualized attention with an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. It expands horizons with opportunities to study abroad and make connections with a strong alumni base. It encourages participation, sponsoring 22 varsity sports, 18 honor societies, and more than 80 clubs. It’s a platform for spiritual freedom, providing the independence for students to think and participate in what’s most important to them. It’s a place to call home to nearly 1,200 students each year. Be a part of something real.
Get to know Westminster College
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 0%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 5%
White, non-Hispanic: 75%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 17%
LIBERAL STUDIES: WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION FOR ALL
From a curricular perspective, Westminster’s vision of a liberally educated person is achieved from a four-year integrated course of study involving general education, prescribed graduation requirements, a major, and electives. At the center of the curriculum is the common core, Liberal Studies, a course of study spanning all four years of the undergraduate experience.
Throughout the entire curriculum, the applied use of sophisticated information technologies is emphasized in order to enhance teaching and learning, and to provide students with knowledge acquisition skills necessary for a lifetime of learning. Finally, the process of liberally educating students is completed by combining general education with in-depth course work in a major and with electives.
The entry point of Liberal Studies is Inquiry 111, a semester-long, first-year core requirement for all students. Communication skills are developed in conjunction with the Inquiry course. Students enroll in semester-long courses in writing and oral communication. The middle two years of the undergraduate experience are devoted to cluster courses and to courses satisfying prescribed Intellectual Perspective requirements. The general education curriculum culminates in a senior year capstone course in the major.
Students quickly realize that the residence hall is so much more than a place to lay their head at the end of the day. It’s also somewhere to make memories and build strong, new friendships. That’s the College’s primary focus is on making every minute feel like home from the moment students step foot on campus.
Because Westminster College has a 4-year housing requirement, it is the mission of the staff to offer a dynamic approach to living that contributes to the development and education of all students. By living on campus, students feel the foundation of safety and comfort so that they’re able to explore new ideas, relate to others with respect and compassion, discover who they are, and solve problems autonomously.
Westminster College boasts 18 national honor societies, over 50 special interest organizations, 5 student media outlets, student governance opportunities, and Greek Life. If someone can’t find something that interests them, they may be able to start their own student club!
The College’s mission statement expressed as statements of student ability-based outcomes:
- To reason logically and evaluate critically;
- To communicate effectively;
- To think creatively, and appreciate aesthetic expressions;
- To demonstrate intellectual curiosity;
- To acquire knowledge of self, society, human cultures, the natural world, and human relationships to God;
- To apply knowledge to contemporary issues;
- To demonstrate moral and ethical commitments to neighbor, society, and the natural world;
- To demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and the acquisition of skills for careers and responsible service as world citizens
The curricular and co-curricular learning programs are designed as a means by which the College endeavors to fulfill its mission.
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $11,550