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 Scan this code with your smartphone to see our ‘Unique’ video. 2 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 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 CONTENTS 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.” Academics USNews and World Report consistently rates Westminster College as a top tier school. 2 Location 10 Lifestyle 18 Outcomes 26 Admission & Financial Aid 32 Superb educational values. Great quality of life. 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. www.westminstercollege.edu A L L CENTERED O N Y O U 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. 1 2 Scan this code with your smartphone to see our ‘Academics’ video. A C A D E M I C S www.westminstercollege.edu I T â€™ S A L L ABOUT Y O U 3 A hands-on approach to education. Strong Connections, Active Learning 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 • “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 Learning Communities courses and destinations include: You’ll begin to sense the Westminster • “China: An Ancient Land Enters the 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: 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. 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.” 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.” 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 The best way to learn is to do. can collaborate with other students on group projects. Center for China-America Business Studies Honors Program Westminster Scholars If you’re selected to participate in the The Westminster Scholars program commitment to internationalism, the Honors program, you’ll be part of a removes barriers between the classroom center offers study abroad programs, program-wide learning community that and the real world. With faculty as guest speakers, and other special will enrich and enhance every element mentors and facilitators, students events. of your Westminster experience, inside identify problems to work on, create and outside the classroom. action plans, research methodology, Center for Civic Engagement • Enjoy the challenge and energy of and work together to find solutions. Promotes social and political 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. 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 6 (Personal Computer Aircraft Training Devices). Part of Westminster’s continuing awareness by connecting you with opportunities to make a difference through volunteerism and activism. Opportunities for learning by doing abound. 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 “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.” www.westminstercollege.edu 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. 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. are always eager to help you.” “The professors here 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 Work hard, play hard, go far. Overall Take on Westminster: “It gives you the time and space to really focus.” 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 College-wide Learning Goals Designed with input from science Every Westminster student graduates professors and students, the center is with the skills and abilities that are the first platinum LEED (Leadership critical to success in a rapidly changing in Energy and Environmental Design) world and that are highly valued by certified science building on a Utah employers and graduate programs: 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 • 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 education, professional studies, and civic engagement. College Eportfolios All incoming Westminster students must complete eportfolios which Our full-time Fellowship Coordinator demonstrate their achievement of helps you connect with funding college-wide learning goals. sources for your undergraduate research projects and with fellowship opportunities for graduate school. Getting a terrific education is even better!” “Soccer’s great. The Rewards of Research Westminster’s Annual Undergraduate www.westminstercollege.edu Wise Counsel 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 I T â€™ S L L A ABOUT www.westminstercollege.edu SETTING 11 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. 12 Scan this code with your smartphone to see Karl’s video. 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 “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 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. 13 and all within a day’s drive… National Parks • Arches • Bryce Canyon • Canyonlands • Capital Reef • Grand Teton • Yellowstone It’s all within your reach. • Zion National Recreation Areas • Flaming Gorge Sugar House Welcomes Walk or bike to shops, restaurants, • Glen Canyon (Lake Powell) National Monuments and parks in Sugar House, your • Cedar Breaks neighborhood, a warm and welcoming • Dinosaur community. • Hovenweep • Natural Bridges The Call of the Mountains • Timpanogos Cave Ask students why they chose National Forests Westminster and “location” will top • Ashley the list. What’s not to like? Within • Dixie 30 minutes of campus, you can • Fishlake be skiing, snowboarding, mountain • Sawtooth biking, rock climbing, backpacking, • Uintah kayaking, canyoneering, hiking, • Wasatch Cache 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 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. www.westminstercollege.edu 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.” 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 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 ABOUT L I F E www.westminstercollege.edu Y O U R 19 Get involved, try something new. Seize Life 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 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. 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. 21 Get involved, try something new. Clubs Nerf Club African American Intellectual Union Net Impact Alphabet Soup Nu Che Alpha Chi Phi Alpha Theta American Chemical Society (ACS) Philosophy Club American Sign Language (ASL) Pierced Amnesty International Pre-Professional Health Society Asian/Pacific Islander Associated Residents of Westminster College (ARWC) Associated Students of Westminster College (ASWC) (Pre-Medicine Society) Primary Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) Public Health Activities Team (PHAT) Roots and Shoots Wild Wednesdays Bike Collective Ski and Snowboard Club Comedians, casino nights, all the Boxing Club Social Science Club pizza you can eat for a dollar— Chinese Club Society of Physics Students something different every week. Circle K Society of Unlimited Literature (SOUL) Computer Science Student Association Spanish Club 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. 22 Aero Club (CSS) Student Activities Office Ellipsis Student Nurses of Westminster (SNOW) Entrepreneurship Club Students for Choice (VOX) Finance Club Students for a Free Tibet Flight Team Swim Club The Forum Tennis Club (Tennic) French Club Theatre Society Garden Club V-Day Geology Club Veterans Club of Westminster GRE/GMAT Killer (GRE) (Veterans Club) Griffins for the Greater Good West Coast Swing (Swing Club) Habitat for Humanity Westminster College Association of Neo- Indoor Soccer Club Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) International Students Association Latin@ pagan Disciples/Students (WANDS) Westminster College Debate Westminster College Table Tennis Club Westminster Informed Students for the Environment (WISE) Latter Day Saints Association (LDSSA) Whitewater LEMMA Math Society Women in Aviation – Great Salt Lake Middle Eastern Dance and Drum (MEDD) Mock Trial City Chapter 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 cool food science lab.” “We have a 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.” 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) Athletics for all seasons. • 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 Honor Societies • Basketball • Alpha Chi (general) • Flag Football • Beta Beta Beta (biology) • Delta Mu Delta (business administration) • Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics) • Phi Alpha Theta (history) • Soccer • Volleyball Mini-Leagues The intramural mini-leagues include tournaments that incorporate less traditional sport activities, either team or individual. Examples include: Challenge, four of the top 30 teams • Dodgeball represented Westminster College. • 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 ABOUT FUTURE www.westminstercollege.edu Y O U R 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 28 what you need to succeed.” “You learn 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 Westminster’s reputation carries weight. • Yale University Nursing Exam Success Nursing students have a 95 percent pass rate on the national licensing NCLEX exam. Employers Employers recognize the great value of Westminster graduates. Alumni Mentoring Program Each year nearly 30 Westminster juniors and seniors are selected to participate in the invaluable Alumni A sampling of employers who have Mentoring Program. The students hired recent Westminster graduates meet regularly with their alumni includes the following: mentors to brainstorm and do some • American Express soul searching about career options. • AmeriCorps In addition, all students and mentors • Fidelity Investments meet monthly for Saturday morning • JP Morgan Chase workshops to address topics related • Medtronic to experiencing success in the • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney workplace while living a balanced • Skywest Airlines and meaningful life. • Target Corporation • Wells Fargo Law School Acceptance In a typical year, 72 percent of Graduate Schools Westminster students who apply to Whether they want to pursue degrees law schools are accepted. This is in business, law, or medicine or get a above the national acceptance rate PhD, Westminster graduates realize of 69 percent. great opportunities. A sampling of graduate schools that have accepted recent Westminster graduates includes the following: • Clemson University • Columbia University • Dartmouth College 30 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!). big ideas and issues.” “Jim and I discussed 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 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. Scan this code with your smartphone to see Chris’ video. 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. 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.’” 31 Admission and Financial Aid If you live nearby, you can drop by Exemplary Achievement Award Scholarship* $25,000/year *separate application required 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 meritWe’re here to help you. based scholarships. We guarantee housing for all incoming freshmen provided that we receive your housing application by May 15. 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. As a full-time, degree-seeking student, you are automatically considered for all institutional scholarship and grant programs. All freshmen scholarships are completed application to campus with you when you visit, we will waive the Examples include community service, application fee. civic participation, fine arts, leadership, service to others, performing arts, entrepreneurship, writing, athletics, science, and the ability to overcome personal challenges and hardships. 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. 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! by completing the Free Application 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 for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). www.westminstercollege.edu is April 15. You can apply for federal, state, and institutional need-based aid programs Westminster’s FAFSA code is 003681. renewable for a total of up to eight semesters, or four years, provided that Visit the Campus recipients maintain good academic You have an open invitation to visit our standing and full-time enrollment. campus as many times as you want. 2011–2012 Merit Scholarships Your campus visit will include meeting Presidential Scholarship $14,000/year with an admission counselor, meeting Dean’s Scholarship $13,000/year with a financial aid counselor, and Founder’s Scholarship $11,000/year a tour of our campus. You can also Horizon Scholarship $9,000/year arrange to eat lunch or dinner in Success Grant $6,000/year the dining hall, meet with faculty members or a coach, sit in on a class, or even stay overnight. 32 Special bonus: If you bring your in any activity or significant endeavor. The priority deadline for financial aid Scholarships and Financial Aid the spot. This award recognizes excellence Need-based Aid Applying to Westminster anytime and we’ll meet with you on Financial Aid Office 801.832.2500 Fax 801.832.2506 www.westminstercollege.edu 33 Students and Faculty Enrollment: Approximately 2,200 undergraduates and 800 graduate students from 43 states and 30 countries 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. Faculty: 140 full-time; 214 parttime faculty: 99% hold the highest degree available in their fields 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 34 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 Academic Profile, Class of ’14: Average ACT: 24 (SAT equivalent 1110); average GPA: 3.5 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. 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 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. 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 A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING 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.