Best Midwest Private Colleges: Why Choose Westminster?

As one of the country’s best Midwest private colleges, Westminster provides each and every one of our students with guidance, support, and an intellectually stimulating environment. Because we are a small liberal arts college with a grand global perspective, we’re able to give our students the individualized attention they deserve, while providing them with the valuable academic resources they need.

Dynamic Liberal Arts Education

Throughout every course offered at Westminster, our dedicated faculty strives to emphasize key concepts - such as critical thinking and clear writing - that will play an important role no matter what professional goals you may have.
Small, Interactive Classes

Because the average Westminster class is made up of only 16 dedicated students, our students receive personalized instruction that large universities simply aren’t able to provide – yet another reason why Westminster earns its rank as one of the best Missouri private colleges.
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Vibrant Campuses

With a tree-shaded hillside setting featuring impressive facilities on 86 acres of land, our Missouri campus stuns and impresses, especially with the stately Greek revival architecture reflected in college buildings. Our Mesa campus amazes by combining the beauty of a desert landscape with a modern, growing city.
 Valuable Leadership Experience

From internships and research projects to study abroad programs and service learning classes, here at Westminster, one of the best Midwest private colleges, we pride ourselves on instilling a sense of genuine leadership and a spirit of service amongst our students.
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National Acclaim

With recognition from national publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, The Washington Post and The Princeton Review, Westminster has become known as one of the best Missouri private colleges and as a top-ranked institution nationwide.
A Lifetime Investment

Because we work hard to provide our students with merit and need-based scholarships, Westminster is not only a significant investment in your future – it’s an affordable one too.  The vast majority of students receive scholarships or financial aid packages.
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