Westminster College Offers Students “Best Of” Experience
April 2, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY– Only one private college in the country can boast being located in America’s #1 “state to live” and the nation’s “fittest city.” And guess what? That school is Westminster College.
Located in the quaint Sugar House district of Salt Lake City, Westminster provides both educational and recreational opportunities unlike any other private institution. Utah was recently named as the best state to live in by Forbes and the happiest state by USNews & World Report. Men’s Fitness also recognized Salt Lake as the country’s fittest city, which means not only is Westminster an educational gem, but a “quality of life” hotspot.
For students who enjoy the benefits of living in an outdoor adventure mecca and want a private college experience, Westminster is the ideal school. Over the past several years, students from California, Texas, Colorado and the East Coast have flocked to take advantage of Westminster’s affordable high quality educational programs and its proximity to the state’s natural wonders. With $40 million in financial aid available, Westminster is even more attractive to those who want the experience of a private, comprehensive liberal arts education, but don’t want to pay the East or West Coast prices.
Westminster is centered just minutes away from a plethora of world-class ski resorts, and just a few hours away from seven national parks. This makes the college a perfect institution for students who appreciate recreation and healthy living. The school’s Outdoor Recreation Program offers a thorough list of activities that range from river rafting to mountain climbing and mountain biking, and is continuously developing recreational programs to address students’ needs.
Beyond the natural resources surrounding the college, Westminster is increasingly gaining national recognition for its unique approach to education, focus on active and engaged learning, mentoring faculty and vibrant campus life.
“We believe it’s important to have a well-balanced quality of life here at Westminster,” said Joel Bauman, vice president of the college’s enrollment services. “Our unique environment for learning not only provides a one-of-a-kind academic experience, but also taps into the resources around us to give students a full educational experience. We have continuously been ranked as a top-tier institution by USNews and the Princeton Review, so not only is our school making the top rankings, but it’s nice to see that our surrounding area is also being recognized as a hidden gem.”