Westminster College New Wilmington

Westminster College New Wilmington

Westminster College was established on January 21, 1852 by the Ohio and Shenango Presbyteries. This coeducational, liberal arts college's campus is situated on over 300 acres in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. Both the U.S. News and World Report, and The Princeton Review rated Westminster College as one of the best colleges in America.

Westminster College awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Education degrees. Students can choose from over 40 majors and 10 pre-professional programs in business administration, computer science, Christian education, Latin, mathematics, environmental science, law, and medicine and others.

The sports teams of Westminster College, known as the Titans, participate in varsity sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, tennis, and volleyball. The Titans are members of the Presidents' Athletic Conference, and compete in the NCAA Division III.

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Westminster College
319 South Market Street
New Wilmington , PA 16172
General Phone: (724) 946-8761

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Westminster College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching104education, educational administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, English teaching, music teaching, reading teaching, history teaching
Liberal Arts73German language, French language, Spanish language, Latin language, English, diversity studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, economics courses, ...
Business and Management46business management, accounting, international business
Science42biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, neurobiology, chemistry, physics courses
Media31communication studies, radio and television, public relations
Therapy and Counseling19psychology, psychology courses
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion, religious education, religious music
Computer Science and Engineering8information science, computer science
Music6music, music performance, music theory and composition
Design2design and visual communication
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and fitness
Art Studies0art studies
Fine Arts0fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Westminster College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree30644
Master's degree477

Westminster College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Westminster College had a total enrollment of 1,455 students (1,567 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 2%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 26%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 38%
20-21 43%
22-24 10%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Westminster College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 89 %

Westminster College Room and Board (2007)

Westminster College offers campus housing for 1,158 of its 1,567 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Westminster College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470580
SAT Math480590
SAT Writing470570
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT62%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT25%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Westminster College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,000
Room and board $ 8,110
Books and supplies $ 1,700
Other expenses $ 500

Financial Aid:
Westminster College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 339200)

Westminster College Faculty

Westminster College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$76,20610$75,044
Associate professoracademic year23$56,90216$56,085
Assistant professoracademic year12$48,73614$47,786
Instructoracademic year4$45,1740*
Lectureracademic year1*7$41,484
All faculty totalacademic year54$58,78147$55,472

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Westminster College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Presidents' Athletic Conference
Basketball Presidents' Athletic Conference
Baseball Presidents' Athletic Conference
Track Presidents' Athletic Conference

Westminster College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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