#36 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Westminster College

New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

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Westminster College overview
Location New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Online westminster.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Westminster College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Westminster College, founded in 1852 and situated in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, is a private liberal arts college that offers undergraduate and graduate programs across a variety of disciplines. The college's campus features a picturesque rural setting, characterized by its historic and classical architecture, and is located approximately 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, providing students access to urban amenities. Westminster is recognized for its strong academic programs in education, business, and the sciences. It is a moderately selective institution, emphasizing a more personalized admission process. The college offers residential facilities with a majority of students living on campus, which contributes to the close-knit community environment. Westminster College, not predominantly known for its athletics, competes in NCAA Division III, fielding various sports teams known as the Titans.

In the most recent statistical year 2,225 prospective students applied, and 1,675 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 289 enrolled in the school.  1,046 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 165 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $38,000 plus fees of $700. Westminster College is ranked 489 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Westminster College is rated within the top 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Westminster College overview
SAT 1040/1258
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.57

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Westminster College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$700
Room and Board $11,900
Budget for Other Expenses$1,250
Total One Year Cost$52,850

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Westminster College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 20%
Business 18%
Communication 12%
Social Sciences 10%
Biology 10%

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