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Class of 2016 Profile

Westminster College welcomes another class of hardworking, determined, ambitious, open-minded and caring freshmen who will thrive in the classroom and bring vibrancy to our comprehensive, liberal-arts campus where impassioned teaching and active learning are the hallmarks of the Westminster experience.

Application Activity
Applicants: 3,720
Accepted: 2,531 (68%)
Enrolled: 492
Yield: 19%

Matriculant Profile
First-year students entering in the Fall of 2012:
Male: 234 or 48%
Female: 258 or 52% 

99 (21%) are U.S. students of color (excludes international)*
22 (4%) are International/Non Resident Aliens
*percentages calculation excludes blanks and non-reporters of ethnicity.

Geographic Information
Utah: 229 or 47%
Out-of-State: 263 or 53%

32 states and 15 countries are represented including:

States: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Countries: Canada, China, Ethiopia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam

In addition, transfer students are enrolling from: Austria, Chile, El Salvador, Japan, Kenya, Phillipines, Serbia, Slovak Republic

Class Rank
339 students or 69% attended high schools that report class rank 
Valedictorians: 12
National Merit Finalist (Full tuition): 3
Exemplary Achievement Scholars: 5 

By Percent (cumulative)
Top 10%: 21%
Top 25%: 55%
Top 50%: 87% 

Average GPA: 3.50
Average ACT: 24.4
Average SAT: 1118

ACT middle 50%: 22-27
SAT middle 50%: 1000-1220 (Critical Reading and Math scores, excludes writing scores)

High School Type
Public:  364 or 74% 
Private/Other: 128 or 26%

Financial Aid Awarded

96% of incoming freshman class received a financial aid award.

Average financial aid award: $24,219
(Funding received from all sources - scholarship, work, loan, and grant toward cost of attendance)

Institutional Aid Average: $14,614

2012 - 2013 Comprehensive Fees

Tuition and Fees: $28,210
Room: $4,546
Board: $3,344 
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Total: $36,100

 

Admissions Philosophy

We seek students who will thrive in our classrooms and bring vibrancy to our campus. We review each application individually and holistically, taking into consideration quality of academic preparation (which includes both difficulty of course work and grades), extracurricular activities, individual talents and character, recommendations, and ACT or SAT scores. A campus visit to meet with an admissions counselor is recommended, as it helps complete the picture for both the prospective student and the college.