Westminster College: Narrative Description

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501 Westminster Ave.
Fulton, MO 65251-1299
Tel: (573)642-3361
Free: 800-475-3361
Admissions: (573)592-5251
Fax: (573)592-5227
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.westminster-mo.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 65-acre small town campus. Endowment: $32.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $140,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $6198 per student. Total enrollment: 867. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 962 applied, 70% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 68% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 844 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 23 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 16 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 1% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Chicago Urban Studies Semester, American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, minimum ACT score of 21 or minimum SAT score of 970, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $20,040 includes full-time tuition ($13,750), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($5870). College room only: $3020. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $710 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $210 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 68% of eligible men and 64% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Environmentally Concerned Students, International Student Club, Habitat for Humanity, Little Brother/Little Sister. Major annual events: Leadership Challenge, Take Back the Night, Wellness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, well-lit campus. 460 college housing spaces available; 427 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Reeves Memorial Library plus 1 other with 114,402 books, 19,012 microform titles, 3,074 serials, 9,095 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $339,913. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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