Converse Hall and Mountains

About


Westminster is a private, comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students here experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement.

With the goal of guiding its graduates to just and successful lives, Westminster provides learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students that guarantee to be life-changing. Faculty focus on teaching, learning and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster's urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

Location

Westminster is located in the eclectic Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, and is within 10 minutes from the downtown business district and 30 minutes from six mountain resorts. Westminster's 32-acre campus is comprised of 29 college facilities, including residence halls; a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified science center; a library; facilities for athletics and recreation; art and performance spaces, etc.

Student Profile

  • 2,509 total enrollment
  • 2,003 undergraduate students
  • 506 graduate students

2018–19 First-Year Student Geographic Information

  • Utah: 271 or 61%
  • Out-of-state: 174 or 39%

Faculty Profile

  • 9:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 154 full-time faculty, 234 part-time faculty
  • 93% of full-time faculty holds the highest degree available in their fields
  • Average class size: 16

Costs and Aid

  • Average Tuition/fees: $42,690
  • 96% of incoming first-year students receive financial aid
  • Average aid awarded for entering first-year students: $28,648

Academics

13 graduate programs and 39 undergraduate majors in four schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences

National Recognition

  • Westminster has been recognized on The Princeton Review's best colleges list for more than a decade.
  • Westminster was named to The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back," 2017 edition.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Westminster as one of the best regional universities in the West (No. 20), as well as a 2019 "Best Value" college (No. 7), and a "Best College for Veterans" (No. 12).
  • The Princeton Review ranks Westminster in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the nation in their 2019 "Best 384 Colleges" guide.
  • Westminster was identified as a 2019 College of Distinction for its exemplary commitment to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.
  • Sierra Club named Westminster a 2018 “Cool School” for its commitment to sustainability.
  • Westminster was included in The Princeton Review's 2017 "Green Colleges" list for its sustainability efforts.

Athletics

Westminster College Athletics is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and NCAA Division II. Westminster currently has 15 NCAA II sports teams and seven non-NCAA sports teams, including: basketball (men's and women's), cross country (men's and women's), golf (men's and women's), alpine skiing (men’s and women’s), lacrosse (men's and women's), soccer (men's and women's), indoor/outdoor track and field (men's and women's), and volleyball (women's). Westminster's snowboard teams are members of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA), Men's Soccer Club and the Spirit Team (cheer and dance) are non-affiliated programs in Athletics. The cycling team (men's and women's) is affiliated with USA Cycling and Inter-mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference (ICCC).

Community Service

More than 1,900 students participate in service-learning activities sponsored by the college. Westminster houses the Katherine W. Dumke Center for Civic Engagement, which facilitates volunteer opportunities, student-run programs, service-learning, and other civic engagement activities for the Westminster community. In 2017–18, Westminster students contributed more than 105,000 hours of community service.

Economic Benefit

Westminster contributes more than $180 million in economic benefit to the community annually, a 33% increase from 2009.