Westminster is a private, comprehensive university 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.
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.
- 2,692 total enrollment
- 2,127 undergraduate students
- 565 graduate students
2016 First-Year Student Geographic Information
- Utah: 219 or 50%
- Out-of-state: 215 or 50%
- 9:1 student to faculty ratio
- 154 full-time faculty, 216 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: $40,294
- 99% of incoming first-year students receive financial aid
- Average aid awarded for entering freshman: $27,427
13 graduate programs and nearly 40 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
- 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 in the top tier of regional universities in the West, as well as a 2017 “Best Value” college (No. 14) and a “Best College for Veterans” (No. 11).
- The Princeton Review ranks Westminster in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the nation in their 2017 “Best 381 Colleges” guide.
- Westminster was named as a 2016 top Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a leading business that specializes in connecting military members with the civilian world.
- Westminster was included in The Princeton Review’s 2015 “Green Colleges” list for its sustainability efforts.
- Westminster was identified as a 2016 College of Distinction for its exemplary commitment to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.
- Westminster was named to the 2016 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Westminster College Athletics is a provisional member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and NCAA Division II, and is projected to attain active membership beginning Fall 2018. Westminster currently has 15 NCAA II varsity teams and two club teams, including: basketball (men’s and women’s), cross country (men’s and women’s), golf (men’s and women’s), lacrosse (men’s and women’s), soccer (men’s and women’s), track (men’s and women’s), and volleyball (women’s). Men’s and Women’s Skiing compete as members of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA). Westminster’s snowboard teams are members of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA), and the Men’s Soccer Club and the Spirit Team (cheer and dance) are non-affiliated programs in Athletics.
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 2015–2016, Westminster students contributed more than 102,000 hours of community service.
Westminster contributes more than $180 million in economic benefit to the community annually, a 33% increase from 2009; and it provides the workforce with more than 900 well-qualified graduates every year.
*Current as of December 2016