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Westminster College

In the state of Utah, Westminster College is the only accredited liberal arts private college. The Westminster College ranking is constantly high in the U.S. News and World Report when it comes to the best Master’s universities in the West and institutions with an excellent educational value.


Westminster College is located in a historic neighborhood of Salt Lake City, called Sugar House. The urban location and the proximity of the campus to the nearby mountains are among the aspects that attract many students towards this institution. The campus is within walking distance from Sugar House Park, where the students’ outdoor activities often take place.

Acceptance rate

The acceptance rate at Westminster College is 68%.


Westminster College Salt Lake campus is known for its elegant architecture and natural beauty. It is located in the middle of a long-established community, and the 27-acre campus has been created to blend naturally within the neighborhood.

The Westminster College athletics facilities include two gyms which are equipped with a studio, weight room and basketball court. The Westminster College athletics center is one of the larger buildings and includes a racket ball court, three story rock climbing wall and an indoor pool.

Rating: A


The life in the Westminster College residence halls complements the students’ academic growth with recreational, social, cultural and educational programs. The students interested in living on campus have a variety of options to choose from, including double or single occupancy rooms, apartment style or traditional style halls. Stock, Behnken and Olwell Halls offer apartment-style housing options that include 5 or 6 single bedrooms. The first year students usually live in double rooms in Carleson and Hogle Halls.

Rating: B+

Student Life / Student Community

The intimate, small campus is located in a lovely neighborhood that provides the students with plenty of opportunities. When Westminster College students aren’t too busy studying, they often organize getaways to the nearby mountains. Salt Lake City offers an extraordinary lifetime that provides the students of this college with a memorable experience.

Many of the students are part of the Westminster College jobs program, which is beneficial for both the students and the college.

Rating: A+


One of the most attractive aspects of Westminster College education is the intimate class size. The average student to teacher ratio of 11:1 is this institution’s pride. As a comprehensive liberal arts college, Westminster offers more than 70 academic programs, ranging from undergraduate minors and majors to specialized degrees for graduates.

Rating: B+

Best courses: Psychology; English Language and Literature/Letters; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; and Business.


Westminster College is one of the colleges that offer the best value of education for the money that the students are paying. The True Cost Calculator allows the students to estimate the cost of attendance before they apply.

Rating: B+

Tuition cost: $28,210 (2012-2013)

Sources of funding

Westminster College offers various types of scholarships, including Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship, Construction & Engineering Scholarship, Undergraduate Scholarship, Nursing Scholarship, Vegetarian College Scholarship and many more programs. Over 60% of the full-time undergraduates at Westminster College receive need-based financial aid. The Westminster College jobs offer the students a chance to earn money in order to cover their basic needs.

Student feedback

“Far better than what I could have ever hoped for. Westminster College seems great in the brochures, website, and anything else you may see. However, once you get here, you realize they really downplayed how great it actually is.”

Interesting Facts about Westminster College

The Westminster College football team was established in 1919. However, the football program at Westminster College was discontinued in 1981.

The notable alumni of Westminster College include Richard D. Wood (molecular biologist), Geoff Stradling (composer and orchestrator for movies and TV series), Les Brown (American football), and Heather McPhie (a member of the US Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics as a freestyle skier).

Contact Address

Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

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