501 Westminster Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251
800-475-3361 toll-free; 573-592-5251
Westminster College, a selective, independent, four-year co-educational residential college, offers students a dynamic liberal arts and sciences education. Classes are interactive, seminar-style, with an average of 16 students per class. The Center for Leadership and Service integrates leadership skills, character development and community service opportunities into the curriculum.
ACADEMICS: 36 majors, 34 minors and 12 pre-professional programs are offered. The self-designed major offers students an opportunity to design their own major in fields such as advertising, communication, public administration and sports management.
ADMISSION: Selective. Based on academic performance and extracurricular activities. The most recent incoming class had an average GPA of 3.5, average ACT score of 25, and 67% ranked in the top 50% of their class.
CAMPUS: The campus encompasses 86 acres, the heart of which is a lovely, tree-shaded area, enhanced by the stately Greek Revival architecture of the surrounding campus buildings.
CAMPUS LIFE: Over 70 student clubs and organizations. Several intramural sports. Freshmen-only residence halls – the “Quad.” Weekly events include concerts, lectures, theater, movies, volunteer opportunities, and athletic events.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Comprehensive program to assist students with the development of professional and graduate school goals as well as job-seeking skills. Services include individual counseling, internships, a resource library, and on-campus recruiting. A strong alumni network provides additional resources.
ENROLLMENT: 1,150 students from 26 states and 70 countries.
FACULTY: Student-faculty ratio is 14:1. There are 62 full-time faculty members and most hold the highest degree awarded in their fields. Students can work with faculty members on research. Students and faculty form life-long relationships at Westminster.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: More than 97% of Westminster students receive financial assistance. Academic scholarships and awards, ranging from $1,000 to full tuition, are awarded and based on grades, test scores, leadership activities.
FOUNDED: 1851. Independent with Presbyterian affiliation.
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: Westminster is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division III) and, except for football, in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The football team is a member of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). Men’s varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and track & field. Women compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Cheerleading and dance are co-educational activities.
LANDMARKS ON CAMPUS: National Churchill Museum ; “Breakthrough”, a sculpture made from a section of the Berlin Wall; 16th Century Sir Christopher Wren designed Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury; and the Westminster columns.
LEGACY: Westminster students walk between the historic Westminster columns on only two occasions: the first day of school and graduation day. Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech on the Westminster College campus in 1946. Distinguished Green Lecture speakers on campus: former Presidents Harry Truman and Gerald Ford, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, President George Bush, former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, former President of Poland Lech Walesa and consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Senator John Kerry have also spoken in the historic Westminster Gymnasium.
LOCATION: Fulton, Missouri, a safe, historic community of over 13,000 people. Historic downtown Fulton offers antique, gift and several one-of-a kind family owned shops. Fulton is centrally located in the state, with Kansas City 2 ½ hours west and St. Louis 2 hours east. The Lake of the Ozarks, a beautiful recreation and shopping area, is one hour south of Fulton. Twenty-five minutes to the west is Columbia, a vibrant town of more then 85,000 people. Just to the south is Jefferson City, Missouri’s state capital.
MOST POPULAR PROGRAMS: Business, Health Professions and Natural Sciences, Education, Psychology
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS: Westminster is known as a superb training ground for students wanting to pursue careers in Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Legal Professions, Speech Communications and the Humanities.
TECHNOLOGY: Wireless campus. Every student room on campus is “tech-ready” with direct connections to all Internet, e-mail, campus network, phone, voice mail, and cable television. Wireless access is available across campus.
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