Frequently Asked Questions
Thinking about attending Westminster? Here are some quick answers to commonly asked questions:
- Are there scholarships?
Of course! All are four-year scholarships that range in amount from $5,000 to $15,000 per year. The scholarships are academic based, and every undergraduate, degree-seeking student who applies is automatically considered for a scholarship as well.
- How can I visit the campus?
We offer campus visits, which include a meeting with an admissions counselor, a meeting with a financial aid counselor, and a tour of our campus. You can also stay for lunch or meet with a faculty member. To arrange a visit, call the Admissions Office (801.832.2200 or 1.800.748.4753) or just stop by and we'll meet with you on the spot.
- What types of students are on campus?
The type of student who excels at Westminster is a student who is academically inclined but is also outgoing with a desire to get involved. The students at Westminster College are open minded, confident, and ready for new experiences.
- What types of clubs and activities are available on campus?
Over 60 clubs and hundreds of activities are available on campus. They range from academic clubs to political organizations to intramural sports teams. There is always something going on and it's easy to get involved. Whether it's a poetry reading, a holiday dance, or a just a pizza and movie night, its hard to be bored at Westminster.
- What sports do you offer?
We have men's soccer, golf, cross country track and basketball, as well as women's volleyball, golf, cross country trackand basketball. There are also numerous intramural sports in which students can participate.
- How many students are on campus?
There are 3,300 students at Westminster: approximately 800 graduate students and 2500 undergraduates. There are about 500 students who live on campus and the average class size is 18 students per class.
- Do freshmen have to live on campus?
Freshmen are required to live on campus in the residence halls or off campus with a close family member.
- How close are you to a big city and how far away are the ski resorts?
Westminster is located in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of Salt Lake City; the downtown area is a fifteen-minute drive from campus. World-renowned ski resorts are about 30 minutes from campus.
- Do you have jobs or internships on campus?
There are many opportunities to get a job on campus. You can do anything from being a research assistant for a professor to working as a campus tour guide to being a clerk in the bookstore. There are also many internship possibilities available for students. Some majors require internships and all departments encourage them. Just stop by the Career Resource Center and someone will be able to help you get involved with the kind of job or internship in which you are interested.
- Do you accept Advanced Placement (AP) test scores for college credit?
Yes. AP examinations in most subjects cover a full-year college course equivalent to eight semester house of credit. Some subject areas are equivalent to one semester of college-level course work and are awarded credit based on the semester hours for the equivalent course at Westminster. A score of three is the minimum score accepted by the college; however, individual departments may require a minimum score of four or five to award credit for the equivalent course. Students may receive a maximum of 40 hours of Advanced Placement credit. For a complete listing of AP credits and awarded credit, visit the Registrar's Office.
- How many years will it take me to graduate?
You can graduate from Westminster in four years. We team every student with an academic advisor so that you can get registered for the right classes right away.