Why Westminster Is One of the Best 























 
High career and professional placement:
More than 96% of Westminster graduates start their first job or enroll in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.

Positive student-faculty relationships:
Westminster scores in the top 10% of first-year student satisfaction in the area of student-faculty interaction when compared with 546 other schools, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement.

First-year satisfaction:
Westminster scores above average in first-year student satisfaction in academic challenge, enriching experiences, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, and supportive campus environment, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement.

Senior-year satisfaction:
Westminster scores above average in senior satisfaction for enriching experiences, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, and supportive campus environment, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement.

Strong dedication to helping students obtain financial support:
99% of all Westminster students receive financial aid and 98% of all students receive a college grant. 

High retention rate:
84% of entering freshmen in 2011 returned for their sophomore year. Nationally, across all institutions, the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 47%.

Graduation rate well above national average:
More Westminster students stay focused on their education and take less time to complete their degrees when compared to the national average. 54% of first-time freshmen graduate in 48 months or less based on an average from students entering Westminster from Fall 2004 through Fall 2008. Within six years, 70% of an entering Westminster freshman class will graduate based on the most recent data available for students entering Westminster in the Fall 2006. Nationally, across all institutions, only 31% of students graduate within 48 months or less. 

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