Westminster College Viewbook
U N I Q U E I T ’ S A L L ABOUT Y O U 1 Our campus is 10 minutes from downtown and 30 minutes ® from the Greatest Snow on Earth. Academic Majors Accounting Art Arts Administration Aviation: Flight Operations Aviation: Management Biology Chemistry Communication Computer Information Systems Computer Science Customized Major Economics Economics Pre-Law Elementary Education English Environmental Studies Finance Financial Services Fine Arts History International Business Justice Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Music Neuroscience Nursing Philosophy Physics Political Studies Psychology Public Health Social Sciences Sociology Spanish-Latin American Studies Special Education Theatre Academic Minors Anthropology Art Aviation: Flight Operations Aviation: Management Biology Business Chemistry Communication Computer Science Creative Arts Education Economics English English as a Second Language Environmental Studies Film Studies French Gender Studies History Justice Studies Mathematics Music Paleontology Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Social Sciences Sociology Spanish Special Education Theatre Arts Scan this code with your smartphone to see our ‘Unique’ video. 2 Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medical Self Paced Programs Bachelor of Business Administration Other Academic Programs Chinese Continuing Education Earth Systems Engineering 3-2 First-Year Program Honors Program Human Performance and Wellness Japanese Latin Learning Communities McNair Scholars Secondary Education Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement Undergraduate Research Westminster English as a Second Language Institute Westminster Scholars Winter at Westminster KUDOS The Princeton Review ranks Westminster, • in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in America, • as one of America’s “best value” colleges, • 13th in the nation for “quality of life.” USNews and World Report consistently rates Westminster College as a top tier school. CONTENTS Academics Location Lifestyle Outcomes Admission & Financial Aid 2 10 18 26 32 Superb educational values. Great quality of life. A L L CENTERED O N Y O U You will beneﬁt from a hands-on, action-oriented, experiencebased education. You will join a welcoming community and feel right at home from the very ﬁrst day. You will experience the activities and advantages of our spectacular location—at the intersection of Salt Lake City, the Rocky Mountains, and the Utah desert. You will acquire the skills, savvy, and conﬁdence to succeed, wherever your career or life path leads. www.westminstercollege.edu 1 2 Scan this code with your smartphone to see our ‘Academics’ video. A C A D E M I C S I T â€™ S A L L ABOUT Y O U 3 www.westminstercollege.edu Strong Connections, Active Learning A hands-on approach to education. A Westminster education is active, not passive. While learning by doing, you will connect with your professors and your peers, both on and off campus, in the US and around the world. Good Numbers Student to faculty ratio: 11:1 Average class size: 18 students Learning Communities You’ll begin to sense the Westminster difference right away in your ﬁrst-year Learning Communities. In each course, two professors from different disciplines teach a course connected by a common theme. Sample titles convey the range and diversity: • “Screening Relationships: Psychology, Cinema, Writing” • “Anatomy Matters” • “Show Me the Money” • “Exploring Utah’s Environment” Tuition-Free May Term Mind-expanding, globe-trotting, threeweek opportunities can change your life. May Term tuition is free to any student who was enrolled full-time for the prior spring and fall semesters. Some recent examples of May Term courses and destinations include: • “China: An Ancient Land Enters the Modern World Stage” • “Colonial and Contemporary Peru” • “Natural Sciences of Hawaii” • “Hopi and Navajo Cultures” Northern Arizona and Southern Utah Scan this code with your smartphone to see Gary’s video. 4 “Westminster seeks to develop responsible global citizens.” Gary Daynes Title: Associate Provost for Integrative Learning Degrees: BA Brigham Young University, Master’s and PhD University of Delaware I T ’ S A L L ABOUT G A R Y Gary Daynes, Associate Provost for Integrative Learning, is a true Renaissance man. He teaches history; he’s involved in service-learning; he helped introduce the eportfolio; and he runs trails. To hear more of Gary’s story, come to our website and see his video. www.westminstercollege.edu On the First Year: “In ﬁrst-year Learning Communities, our students begin to see the connections between disciplines, the need for a global perspective, and the importance of ethical considerations.” On May Term: “May Term gives our faculty the opportunity to try out new courses and our students the chance to broaden their horizons, both on and off campus.” On Service: “At Westminster, we embrace wholeheartedly the concept of service– learning. We view service to the community as essential to learning outcomes, not just as a ‘nice’ thing to do.” 5 Teamwork Across the disciplines, most classes feature team projects, a sensible approach given the need for professionals in most ﬁelds to be able to work well in teams. The Information Commons is a specially designed space in Giovale Library where you can collaborate with other students The best way to learn is to do. on group projects. Center for China-America Business Studies Honors Program If you’re selected to participate in the Honors program, you’ll be part of a program-wide learning community that will enrich and enhance every element of your Westminster experience, inside and outside the classroom. • Enjoy the challenge and energy of discussion-based Honors seminars • Gain inspiration from interdisciplinary, team-taught Honors courses • Get energized by special opportunities for research, course-related travel, and leadership development • Participate in the Peer Mentoring Program in which 15 to 20 upperclass Honors students mentor new students entering the program • Enjoy Nunemaker, the home base for all Honors students, which features networked computers, classroom space, a scholarship library, and a large-screen video projection system connected to the campus network. Westminster Scholars The Westminster Scholars program removes barriers between the classroom and the real world. With faculty as mentors and facilitators, students identify problems to work on, create action plans, research methodology, and work together to ﬁnd solutions. Real-time Learning The Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business provides dynamic up-close and real-time learning experiences. • The Center for Financial Analysis is equipped with the same tools and technology used by industry professionals. Features include a scrolling ticker providing continually updated market information. Students have access to more than 30 terminals with dual ﬂat-panel displays all equipped with real-time data and powerful analytical tools. • The Aviation Simulation Center features a Frasca 14 with wraparound jet trainer, an MFD (Modular Flight Deck), and several PCATDs (Personal Computer Aircraft Training Devices). Center for Civic Engagement Promotes social and political awareness by connecting you with opportunities to make a difference through volunteerism and activism. Part of Westminster’s continuing commitment to internationalism, the center offers study abroad programs, guest speakers, and other special events. Opportunities for learning by doing abound. 6 Rita Okumu ’14 Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya Major: Biology Key Activities: Residence Hall Desk Monitor, regular at the gym After Graduation: Medical school Overall Take on Westminster: “Great if you really want to learn something.” I T ’ S A L L ABOUT R I T A Rita Okumu was seeking an internationally recognized degree from a highly respected college where she could really focus on her studies. From her vantage point in Kenya, Westminster seemed to be the ideal choice. “The classes are all conducted in small settings,” she says, “so students can get the most out of them. You can always tell that the faculty gave the material some thought before coming to class. They’re really interested in imparting knowledge.” Rita spent the summer after her ﬁrst year assisting chemistry professor Tricia Shepherd on a project studying the structural properties and dynamics of complex molecular systems. www.westminstercollege.edu “The professors here are always eager to help you.” Rita notes that “challenging courses combined with numerous activities for unwinding lead to a terriﬁc experience.” 7 Nate Young ’12 Hometown: Salt Lake City Major: Business Management Key Activity: Soccer After Graduation: Earn an MBA and eventually pursue a business career Overall Take on Westminster: “It gives you the time and space to really focus.” Work hard, play hard, go far. I T ’ S A L L ABOUT N A T E A top student-athlete, Nate Young came to Westminster with an academic scholarship to get a great education and play soccer – in that order. A soccer goalie and Academic All-Conference Award winner, Nate says, “Soccer is great, but it’s not life. The degree is what’s important.” That said, soccer still feeds his soul: “As a goalie, you have to communicate with other players and keep thinking about what’s coming next. When I make a save, it’s an indescribable feeling!” Nate describes his teachers as “incredible” and “awesome,” noting that “they’ll sit down and spend time with you.” Nate has many outside interests beyond soccer. “I love to ski, bike, and make pottery. Because of the nearby mountains and the great weather, there’s always something to do.” 8 The Meldrum Science Center Designed with input from science professors and students, the center is the ﬁrst platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certiﬁed science building on a Utah college campus. It features 14 high-performance classrooms with integrated laboratories and ﬁve dedicated research laboratories. In Good Company Westminster is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities, a national consortium of institutions dedicated to the integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Wise Counsel Our full-time Fellowship Coordinator helps you connect with funding sources for your undergraduate research projects and with fellowship opportunities for graduate school. College-wide Learning Goals Every Westminster student graduates with the skills and abilities that are critical to success in a rapidly changing world and that are highly valued by employers and graduate programs: • Critical, analytical, and integrative thinking • Creative and reﬂective capacities • Leadership, collaboration, and teamwork • Writing and other communication skills • Global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness College Eportfolios All incoming Westminster students must complete eportfolios which demonstrate their achievement of college-wide learning goals. www.westminstercollege.edu Getting a terriﬁc education is even better!” “Soccer’s great. The Rewards of Research Westminster’s Annual Undergraduate Research Fair gives you the opportunity to present your research and showcase your talents. Sampling of recent research titles: • “Entropy Calculations of Hybrid Nucleic Acid” • “The Role of Argot in Group Identiﬁcation” • “Sexual Serial Homicide” 9 10 Scan this code with your smartphone to see our ‘Location’ video. L O C A T I O N www.westminstercollege.edu 11 SETTING I T â€™ S ABOUT A L L Location, location, location... Salt Lake City Beckons Beautifully laid out and surrounded by mountains, Salt Lake City has it all. Internships and employment opportunities Strong connections with business ﬁrms, high-tech companies, health care facilities, ﬁnancial institutions, and state and local government ofﬁces. Professional sports Great sports for all seasons. Utah Jazz (basketball), Real Salt Lake (soccer), Utah Blaze (arena football), Salt Lake Bees (Triple A baseball), Utah Grizzlies (ice hockey). Entertainment Multiple offerings for college students, such as music clubs and festivals, restaurants and coffee shops, and independent movie houses. Cultural resources Utah Symphony and Opera, professional dance and theatre companies, art galleries. Festivals Park City’s famous Sundance Film Festival, the Greek Festival (the largest ethnic celebration in the state), Groovefest, Reggae on the Mountain… and much more. Scan this code with your smartphone to see Karl’s video. 12 Sugar House, Salt Lake City, the mountains.” “Westminster’s location has it all: Karl Gerner ’12 Hometown: Burnt Hills, New York Major: Economics Key Activities: Center for Civic Engagement, Alphabet Soup Club, Project Sugar House After Graduation: Law school Overall Take on Westminster: “At Westminster, you can be who you are.” I T ’ S A L L ABOUT K A R L Karl Gerner goes all out in the classroom, in the community, and on the slopes. As a class project during his freshman year, he worked with the US Snowboard team to develop a model to help the team determine where athletes should compete to earn qualiﬁcation points for the 2010 Olympics. A sports booster, he’s choreographed a dance for home basketball games, an achievement that earned him a nomination to be “Mr. Westminster.” A community activist, he’s helped link the surrounding Sugar House community with Westminster. “Sugar House is a loose association of people and businesses that care about the area,” he explains. Karl has helped build community by creating a student discount card sponsored by 48 local businesses and by connecting the Sugar House Farmers Market with the Center for Civic Engagement. By graduation time, Karl will have left a lasting legacy on the college he traveled so far to attend. To hear more of Karl’s story, come to our website and see his video. www.westminstercollege.edu 13 and all within a day’s drive… National Parks • Arches • Bryce Canyon • Canyonlands • Capital Reef • Grand Teton • Yellowstone • Zion It’s all within your reach. National Recreation Areas • Flaming Gorge • Glen Canyon (Lake Powell) National Monuments • Cedar Breaks • Dinosaur • Hovenweep • Natural Bridges • Timpanogos Cave National Forests • Ashley • Dixie • Fishlake • Sawtooth • Uintah • Wasatch Cache Sugar House Welcomes Walk or bike to shops, restaurants, and parks in Sugar House, your neighborhood, a warm and welcoming community. The Call of the Mountains Ask students why they chose Westminster and “location” will top the list. What’s not to like? Within 30 minutes of campus, you can be skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, canyoneering, hiking, spelunking, or rafting. Mountain Resorts within an Hour • Alta • Brighton • Canyons • Deer Valley • Park City • Powder Mountain • Snowbasin • Snowbird • Solitude • Sundance 14 with students from all over the world.” “It’s great to go to college Jens Aune ’13 Hometown: Drammen, Norway Major: Finance Key Activities: Alpine Ski Team, Finance Club, tutoring ESL Future Plans: Work a few years and then pursue an MBA Overall Take on Westminster: “It’s my second home.” I T ’ S A L L ABOUT J E N S Jens Aune came to Westminster because he wanted to learn a different culture. “I left my whole life in Norway behind. At ﬁrst, I felt like I was living in a bubble. Now Westminster feels like my second home.” Skiing factored into his choice. “I started skiing when I was two,” says Jens, “and began racing when I was eight.” A devoted member of Westminster’s Alpine Ski Team, Jens admires his coach, Chris Hendrickson. ”He has lots of energy, he knows lots of people, and he makes things happen.” A determined goal-setter, Jens aspires to be ranked by the International Ski Federation. Jens has maintained a stellar grade point average. ”I’m here to get an education,” he states, “and the professors always make the classes interesting.” 15 www.westminstercollege.edu Room to stretch, breathe, and grow. Sugar House neighborhood adjacent to the The welcoming campus features shops, restaurants, and student discounts. 16 Big city culture, small neighborhood setting, majestic mountains within reach www.westminstercollege.edu itâ€™s all right here. 17 L I F E S T Y L E 18 I T â€™ S A L L www.westminstercollege.edu ABOUT Y O U R L I F E 19 Seize Life Get involved, try something new. Active, engaged, involved. Such words best describe our students. Take a look… Rave Reviews Princeton Review ranks Westminster among the top 20 schools in the country for “quality of life.” Serving Others More than 40 percent of our students participate in service-learning activities sponsored by the college. Westminster is consistently recognized on the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll with “Distinction” by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Leading Literary Lights Ellipsis, one of a handful of nationally recognized literary magazines produced entirely by undergraduates, features poetry, prose, and art by national authors and artists, as well as students. Musical Ambassadors Westminster’s Chamber Singers, the elite touring choir, have performed around the world, from China to Carnegie Hall. Cultural Smorgasbord The varied year-round menu of cultural events features a poetry series and several lecture series; concerts performed by students and faculty as well as guest artists; theatrical productions by the Westminster Players; and regular student and faculty art exhibits. 20 the last time I called a professor ‘Doctor’.” “I can’t remember Mitch Dumke ’11 Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah Major: Economics Key Activities: Student ambassador for freshman orientation, student senator for business, photographer for yearbook and social media Future Plans: Go into small business development; ultimately pursue an MBA Overall Take on Westminster: “You get out what you put in.” I T ’ S A L L ABOUT MITCH www.westminstercollege.edu As a Salt Lake City native, member of a multigenerational Westminster family, and a campus photographer, Mitch Dumke is well suited to speak to prospective students about Westminster College. Mitch experienced many opportunities for growth far aﬁeld. May Term trips took him to Germany and India. He went to Washington to photograph the presidential inauguration in 2009. And he was instrumental in promoting “Westminster and Wai: A Global Literacy Project,” designed to help bring books and other resources into the hands of children in the small village of Wai, India. Mitch describes the May Term program as ”an opportunity to get tuition-free credits while you pursue your passions.” To that end he surveyed business students to determine where they wanted to go on May Term, providing another example of the hands-on nature of a Westminster education. 21 Clubs Aero Club African American Intellectual Union Alphabet Soup Alpha Chi American Chemical Society (ACS) Nerf Club Net Impact Nu Che Phi Alpha Theta Philosophy Club Pierced Pre-Professional Health Society (Pre-Medicine Society) Primary Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) Public Health Activities Team (PHAT) Roots and Shoots Ski and Snowboard Club Social Science Club Society of Physics Students Society of Unlimited Literature (SOUL) Spanish Club Student Activities Ofﬁce Student Nurses of Westminster (SNOW) Students for Choice (VOX) Students for a Free Tibet Swim Club Tennis Club (Tennic) Theatre Society V-Day Veterans Club of Westminster (Veterans Club) West Coast Swing (Swing Club) Westminster College Association of Neopagan Disciples/Students (WANDS) Westminster College Debate Westminster College Table Tennis Club Westminster Informed Students for the Environment (WISE) Whitewater Women in Aviation – Great Salt Lake City Chapter Get involved, try something new. American Sign Language (ASL) Amnesty International Asian/Paciﬁc Islander Associated Residents of Westminster College (ARWC) Associated Students of Westminster College (ASWC) Wild Wednesdays Comedians, casino nights, all the pizza you can eat for a dollar— something different every week. Fair Thursdays Early in the school year you can attend fairs that feature common themes such as study abroad, part-time jobs, internships, and other helpful information. At Your Service The Campus Concierge desk connects students to activities on campus and in the area. You can get discounts on everything from lift tickets to theatre and movie tickets to seats for Utah Jazz games. Sweet Sugar House Award The Sugar House Rotary Club recently honored Westminster with the Ethics in Education Award, which is given for achievement of high ethical standards as a core value of education. Bike Collective Boxing Club Chinese Club Circle K Computer Science Student Association (CSS) Ellipsis Entrepreneurship Club Finance Club Flight Team The Forum French Club Garden Club Geology Club GRE/GMAT Killer (GRE) Grifﬁns for the Greater Good Habitat for Humanity Indoor Soccer Club Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) International Students Association Latin@ Latter Day Saints Association (LDSSA) LEMMA Math Society Middle Eastern Dance and Drum (MEDD) Mock Trial 22 Meghan Johnston ’11 Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah Major: Environmental Studies Key Activities: Campus garden, volunteer at Red Butte Gardens, Sustainability Task Force Future Plans: Pursue a master’s in nutrition Overall Take on Westminster: “The college helps you ﬁgure out what you want to do.” I T ’ S A L L ABOUT MEGHAN www.westminstercollege.edu A dedicated environmentalist, Meghan Johnston saw no need to leave the area for college, given Westminster’s location and hands-on approach to education. “There are so many eco-systems right around here: the Uintahs, the Wasatch Mountains, Great Salt Lake.” Meghan’s passion for taking care of the land is evident all over campus. In addition to serving on the Sustainability Task Force, she oversees 20 volunteers at the 30- by 50-foot on-campus organic garden. She also teaches ecology to elementary school children at the Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City. “The professors help you ﬁnd internships and ﬁgure out what you want to do.” Meghan knows what she wants to do: “Help people learn the best way to eat.” “We have a cool food science lab.” 23 Grifﬁn Mania Spirits soar and crowds roar (especially in “the Nest”) at home basketball games in the new ﬁeld house, which seats 1,200 spectators. Grifﬁn Teams • Basketball (M,W) • Cross country (M,W) • Golf (M,W) • Lacrosse (M,W) • Skiing (M,W) • Snowboarding (M,W) • Soccer (M,W) • Track (M,W) • Volleyball (W) Intramural Sports Leagues Going for the Gold Westminster has ﬁve students on the US Women’s Ski Jumping Team and nearly 50 students who compete for the US Ski and Snowboard teams. Elite Entrepreneurs Of the 130 teams from colleges and universities around the state competing in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, four of the top 30 teams represented Westminster College. Athletics for all seasons. Honor Societies • Alpha Chi (general) • Beta Beta Beta (biology) • Delta Mu Delta (business administration) • Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics) • Phi Alpha Theta (history) • Basketball • Flag Football • Soccer • Volleyball Mini-Leagues The intramural mini-leagues include tournaments that incorporate less traditional sport activities, either team or individual. Examples include: • Dodgeball • Racquetball • Table Tennis • Wallyball Suit up and go! 24 www.westminstercollege.edu 25 26 Scan this code with your smartphone to see our ‘Outcomes’ video. O U T C O M E S I T â€™ S A L L www.westminstercollege.edu ABOUT Y O U R FUTURE 27 Great skills lead to great jobs. Successful Outcomes Our hands-on, skills-based approach to education will give you the skills, savvy, and conﬁdence to succeed, wherever your career or life path leads. Internships Companies often seek applicants with experience, and one of the best ways to get experience is by doing an internship. Westminster leads the state in the percentage of students with at least one internship on their resume. A sampling of internship sites includes the following: • American Express • American Heart Association • Clear Channel Broadcasting • Delta Airlines • Franklin Covey • GE Capital • Goldman Sachs • KUTV Channel 2 TV • NBC News • Northwestern Mutual • NPS Pharmaceuticals • Sinclair Oil • Ski Utah • The Sundance Institute what you need to succeed.” “You learn 28 Christine Latimer ’10 Hometown: Sandy, Utah Major: Neuroscience Key Westminster Activities: Student Ambassador, Alumni Mentoring Program, Spanish Club, LDS Institute Current Position: Pharmaceutical Lab Analyst, Nelson Laboratories Overall Take on Westminster: “It gives you the skills you need to succeed.” I T ’ S A L L ABOUT CHRISTINE www.westminstercollege.edu Christine Latimer personiﬁes the multiple beneﬁts of a hands-on approach to education. In addition to conducting research as a neuroscience major, Christine completed three internships while a student, working with AmeriCorp, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Pﬁzer Pharmaceutical. During her senior year, Christine was paired with an alumni mentor, Jeff Nelson, the CEO of Nelson Laboratories, which offers full, life-cycle microbiology testing services. “We met once a month to review my personal goals,” she recalls, “and he provided so much wisdom, especially in terms of living a balanced life.” Jeff was so impressed with Christine that his ﬁrm hired her as a pharmaceutical lab analyst. “Every day in my job, I use the communication skills I learned at Westminster in working with clients, supervisors, and team workers.” 29 • Georgetown University • Harvard University • Stanford University • University of Chicago • University of London • Yale University Westminster’s reputation carries weight. Nursing Exam Success Nursing students have a 95 percent pass rate on the national licensing NCLEX exam. Alumni Mentoring Program Each year nearly 30 Westminster juniors and seniors are selected to participate in the invaluable Alumni Mentoring Program. The students meet regularly with their alumni mentors to brainstorm and do some soul searching about career options. In addition, all students and mentors meet monthly for Saturday morning workshops to address topics related to experiencing success in the workplace while living a balanced and meaningful life. Law School Acceptance In a typical year, 72 percent of Graduate Schools Whether they want to pursue degrees in business, law, or medicine or get a PhD, Westminster graduates realize great opportunities. A sampling of graduate schools that have accepted recent Westminster graduates includes the following: • Clemson University • Columbia University • Dartmouth College Take a Grifﬁn to Lunch Every year, the Alumni Ofﬁce matches about 150 current students with successful alumni for one-on-one lunch meetings. Students get priceless career advice (and a free lunch!). Westminster students who apply to law schools are accepted. This is above the national acceptance rate of 69 percent. Employers Employers recognize the great value of Westminster graduates. A sampling of employers who have hired recent Westminster graduates includes the following: • American Express • AmeriCorps • Fidelity Investments • JP Morgan Chase • Medtronic • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney • Skywest Airlines • Target Corporation • Wells Fargo 30 “Jim and I discussed big ideas and issues.” Chris Keates ’09 Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah Major: Economics Key Activities: Honors program, peer mentor, Alumni Mentoring Program, Economics Honor Society Current Position: Business analyst, Cogent Health Future Plans: Graduate school in economics Overall Take on Westminster: “At Westminster you can ﬁnd your passion.” I T ’ S A L L ABOUT CHRIS To hear more of Chris’ story, come to our website and see his video. www.westminstercollege.edu In the fall of his senior year, Chris Keates was cruising along with the intention of applying to law school. Frequent chats with his alumni mentor, Jim Carter (’72), an environmental planner, helped Chris rethink his career path. “Jim basically released me from the lawyer track by saying, ‘Don’t be afraid to try something you think you might like.’” Since graduating in 2009, Chris has been working as a business analyst for Cogent Health, a limited liability corporation based in Salt Lake City. He plans to apply to several top graduate schools in economics. A ﬁne student, Chris derived much satisfaction from classes and activities associated with the Honors program: the team-taught interdisciplinary courses, the Peer Mentor program, and guest lecturers. Chris’ willingness to follow his heart as well as his head suggests he learned important lessons at Westminster. Scan this code with your smartphone to see Chris’ video. 31 Admission and Financial Aid Westminster operates on a rolling admissions basis, accepting applications beginning in September of your senior year. We also use your completed application for admission to determine your eligibility for meritbased scholarships. We guarantee We’re here to help you. If you live nearby, you can drop by Exemplary Achievement Award Scholarship* $25,000/year anytime and we’ll meet with you on the spot. Special bonus: If you bring your completed application to campus with you when you visit, we will waive the application fee. Westminster College administers all of its educational programs, related support services, and beneﬁts in a matter which does not discriminate against students or prospective students with regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identiﬁcation, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, or a person’s status as a veteran. Questions? Just ask us! Ofﬁce of Admissions 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.832.2200 Toll-free 800.748.4753 Fax 801.832.3101 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westminstercollege.edu Financial Aid Ofﬁce 801.832.2500 Fax 801.832.2506 *separate application required This award recognizes excellence in any activity or signiﬁcant endeavor. Examples include community service, civic participation, ﬁne arts, leadership, service to others, performing arts, entrepreneurship, writing, athletics, science, and the ability to overcome personal challenges and hardships. Need-based Aid In 2010–2011 the average ﬁnancial aid award package totaled $22,607. About 98 percent of Westminster’s entering freshmen receive some form of meritbased or need-based ﬁnancial aid. The priority deadline for ﬁnancial aid Scholarships and Financial Aid As a full-time, degree-seeking student, you are automatically considered for all institutional scholarship and grant programs. All freshmen scholarships are renewable for a total of up to eight semesters, or four years, provided that recipients maintain good academic standing and full-time enrollment. 2011–2012 Merit Scholarships Presidential Scholarship $14,000/year Dean’s Scholarship Founder’s Scholarship Horizon Scholarship Success Grant $13,000/year $11,000/year $9,000/year $6,000/year housing for all incoming freshmen provided that we receive your housing application by May 15. Applying to Westminster You can apply online through the Common Application or the Westminster Online Application. A PDF version of the Westminster application is also available on our website. is April 15. You can apply for federal, state, and institutional need-based aid programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Westminster’s FAFSA code is 003681. Visit the Campus You have an open invitation to visit our campus as many times as you want. Your campus visit will include meeting with an admission counselor, meeting with a ﬁnancial aid counselor, and a tour of our campus. You can also arrange to eat lunch or dinner in the dining hall, meet with faculty members or a coach, sit in on a class, or even stay overnight. 32 33 www.westminstercollege.edu Character Founded in 1875, Westminster College is a private, comprehensive, liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and focused on developing new and innovative models for teaching and learning. National Recognition The Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges (2011 edition) ranks Westminster in the top 15% of colleges and universities in North America; 13th for quality of life; and as one of America’s Best Value Colleges. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of colleges and universities in the West. Location Salt Lake City’s eclectic Sugar House neighborhood: Restaurants and shopping within walking distance; a 10-minute drive from the downtown business district, a center of ﬁnancial services, technology, health care, bioscience, communications; a 30-minute drive from world-class, year-round mountain recreation, including seven major resorts Academics Academic calendar: Fall and spring semester system with a 3-week May Term and one summer term Academic Programs: More than 70 academic programs including minors and special opportunities such as the Honors program, pre-professional programs (pre-med, pre-law, and pre-dental), 3-2 engineering program, study abroad, internships, independent study, and research Students and Faculty Enrollment: Approximately 2,200 undergraduates and 800 graduate students from 43 states and 30 countries Academic Proﬁle, Class of ’14: Average ACT: 24 (SAT equivalent 1110); average GPA: 3.5 Faculty: 140 full-time; 214 parttime faculty: 99% hold the highest degree available in their ﬁelds Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1; average class size is 18 Campus Resources Campus: 27-acre campus with 28 buildings including residence halls, dining areas, academic buildings and labs, library, facilities for athletics and recreation, and performance spaces Special facilities and resources: • New platinum LEED-certiﬁed 60,000-square-foot Meldrum Science Center. • Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory for Music and Theatre • Center for Financial Analysis in the Gore School of Business • Flight Operations Center at Salt Lake International Airport • Spectacular Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center Student Life Clubs and organizations: More than 50 academic, professional, and special interest groups Athletics and recreation: 17 intercollegiate men’s and women’s teams (the Grifﬁns); most compete in NAIA Division I; club sports include tennis, bowling, cycling, skiing, and snowboarding; extensive individual ﬁtness and wellness resources Admissions and Financial Aid Ranked among the “Great Schools, Great Prices” in U.S.News & World Report Application: You can apply online using the Westminster application or the Common Application. A Westminster print application is available in PDF format. Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall, spring, or summer admission; priority ﬁnancial aid deadline: April 15; on-campus housing deadline: May 15 We will be nationally recognized as an exemplary community of learners, distinguished by our distinctive educational programs, our record of preparing graduates for success in a rapidly changing world, and our commitment to continuous improvement, effectiveness, and value. A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING O U R STORY I N BRIEF Undergraduate tuition and fees, 2011–2012: Tuition: $27,182; Room and board: $7,584 Financial Aid: More than 95% of undergraduates receive some form of ﬁnancial aid: average award (2010-2011): $22,607 Post-Graduate 90% of our graduates were either employed or attending graduate schools within ﬁve months of receiving their degree Ofﬁce of Admissions 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.832.2200 Toll-free- 800.748.4753 email@example.com www.westminstercollege.edu 34 Westminster College administers all of its educational programs, related support services, and beneﬁts in a manner which does not discriminate against students or prospective students with regard to race, color, religion, gender identiﬁcation, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, or a person’s status as a veteran.