Westminster Ranked in Top Tier by USNews & World Report
Also recognized as an “A+ School for B Students,” and a “Great School at Great Prices”
For Immediate Release
August 17, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY – U.S.News & World Report announced today that for the 16th consecutive year, Westminster College has been ranked as a top-tier institution in its annually published college guidebook. In the 2011 edition, Westminster was also recognized for the first time on the list of “A+ Schools for B Students” and continued to earn a spot on the list of “Great Schools at Great Prices.”
“We are pleased that the college continues to be recognized as a quality institution in USNews,” said Westminster President Michael Bassis. “At a time when everyone is concerned about the cost of higher education, I am also pleased that we have once again been recognized as a great school at a great price. For me, inclusion on the list of ‘A+ School for B Students,’ along with other top schools in our region, such as Gonzaga (WA), Santa Clara University (CA), and the University of Portland (OR), is one of the most satisfying.”
“At Westminster we seek students who will thrive in our classrooms and bring vibrancy to our campus—students with different backgrounds and perspectives. We seek students who possess character and talent, in addition to a strong academic background. Our priority is to engage students in their learning, helping them to discover their true passions and potential.”
“While we are proud of our accolades in various college rating guides, and we realize this publication remains significant to prospective students and parents, we encourage families to look beyond the rankings when selecting an ideal college,” he continued. “Families need to consider the learning environment, accessibility of faculty, the campus community, the outcomes achieved by their graduates, as well as less tangible factors such as ‘fit.’”
Westminster’s ratings are included in the category of Regional Universities in the West. For more information on USNews’ 2011 Best Colleges, visit www.usnews.com/colleges. Highlights of the college rankings will be published in the September issue of U.S.News & World Report, available on newsstands August 31. The 2011 Best Colleges guidebook will be on newsstands August 24, 2010.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC or WestminsterPR on Twitter.