Westminster at a Glance 

     
Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college with a curriculum based on the liberal arts with an emphasis on developmental experience. The College is dedicated to teaching excellence and an education centered on key values (integrity, fairness, respect, and responsibility) that prepare our graduates to become leaders of character.
   
It shall be the mission of Westminster College to educate and inspire all its students through a distinctive liberal arts curriculum and a dynamic developmental experience; to challenge them to be critically aware, life-long learners and leaders of character, committed to the values of integrity, fairness, respect and responsibility; and to prepare them for lives of success, significance and service.
   
Westminster is committed to creating a diverse global community and campus culture where leadership development can flourish.  The College believes the best way to prepare students to succeed in the world is to nurture a learning environment that mirrors the interconnected and interdependent world in which they live.  Its diverse campus helps promote the best aims of a liberal education—broadening the perspectives of students and their world.  Westminster’s global community prepares students to leave its campus committed to making a difference in the world and enhancing the quality of life for all.
  
  
Unique Westminster College Programs 
     The Churchill Institute
     The Center for Engaging the World
     The Emerson Center for Leadership and Service
     Take A Friend Home Program
     The National Churchill Museum
     Rwanda Community Partnership
     Cadaver Lab 
     Davis Foundation Projects for Peace
    

The College is located in Fulton, Missouri, a community of 13,000 residents that is approximately 25 miles from both Columbia and Jefferson City.

The school colors are Westminster Blue and White and the mascot is Winston the Blue Jay.
    
  
Total Enrollment of Degree Seeking Students
     1,150


Student Body Demographics
     57% Male
     43% Female
     14% of student body composed of international students
     70 countries represented in the student body
     Average ACT score of first-time freshman is 25
     Majority of students are from Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma


Student/Faculty Ratio of 14:1


Student Life Activities and Information
     94% of students live on-campus in college-owned housing
     20% of student body participates in a Division III NCAA varsity sport
     45% of students are members of Greek organizations


Academic Information
     64 full-time instructional faculty members
     36 Majors
     34 Minors 


Financial Overview
     Cost per year of $30,490 for tuition, room and board, and student fees
     98% of students receive financial aid assistance
     Annual operating expenditure of $23,615,510 (FY2010)
     Alumni giving percentage of 22% (FY2010)


Post-Graduate Information
     74% of graduates secure jobs within one year of graduating
     31% of graduates enroll in graduate programs within one year
     *the percentages add up to over 100% as some graduates secure jobs and
        enroll in graduate programs simultaneously
 
 
National Recognition
Westminster College is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to the rankings of U.S.News & World ReportForbes magazine selected Westminster as one of America’s Top Colleges and Universities, the Best Liberal Arts College in Missouri, and one of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.   The Princeton Review recently named the College as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the ninth straight year.  Full List of Rankings and Recognitions
  
 
National Churchill Museum, Church and Berlin Wall
The magnificent Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 16th century Christopher Wren church left in ruin from the German bombings during World War II, was brought stone by stone from London and restored on campus in 1969 to commemorate Churchill’s historic “Iron Curtain” speech delivered on campus in 1946.  Today the Church is the home of the National Churchill Museum, the only North American institution fully devoted to the life and work of Churchill.  Adjacent to the Museum stands “Breakthrough,” a sculpture by Edwina Sandys, constructed from the longest contiguous section of the Berlin Wall to be found in America.
     
 
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