L E A R N I N G
I T ’ S A L L ABOUT Y O U
Our campus is 10 minutes from downtown and 30 minutes from the Greatest Snow on Earth.速
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 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 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.
Superb educational values. Great quality of life.
These kudos stem, no doubt, from our hands-on, studentcentered, problem-based approach to learning, as well as our ideal location in dynamic Salt Lake City, Utah, just minutes away from skiing and other great outdoor recreation opportunities. The best way to learn about Westminster is to read the stories of students such as Chris Roundy and Chantelle Bateman. And, to learn more about the Westminster difference, see pages 4 & 5.
A L L CENTERED O N Y O U
The magnificent new Muldrum Science Center is LEEDcertified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).
â€œFantastic relationships with my professors have led to tremendous opportunities for research, travel and internships.â€? 2
Chris Roundy ’11 Home Town: Morgan, UT Major: Biology Key Activities: President of Beta Beta Beta (national biology honor society); research on viruses; internship at Utah Department of Health; one month research experience in Uganda; May Terms in Hawaii and Thailand; Alumni Mentor Program Future Plans: Attend graduate school in parasitology Overall Take on Westminster: “It’s been phenomenal!”
Chris Roundy organized and ran a science fair when he was in middle school. In high school he won a Sterling Science Scholarship. At Westminster, he’s conducted research on campus, during an internship at the Utah Department of Health, and for a month while in Uganda. “Science is my way of explaining the world around me,” says Chris, “of discovering how and why things happen in nature.” Chris is delighted to have had input into the design of the magnificent new 60,000-square-foot Meldrum Science Center, a facility ideal for enabling students and faculty to pursue their research interests. “It’s amazing!” says Chris. “There’s no other way to put it.”
To hear more of Chris’ story come to our website and see his video. www.westminstercollege.edu.
I T ’ S A L L ABOUT CHRIS
A Campus Concierge at Your Service The Campus Concierge offers information about events both on- and off-campus, such as student activities, discounted tickets, volunteer opportunities,
The Westminster The things that set Westminster apart give you an experience to help set you apart.
recreational information, student services, and much more. An Extraordinary Educational Setting Westminster’s campus is set in A Hands-on, Student-centered
Salt Lake City’s eclectic Sugar
Approach to Learning
House neighborhood, just ten
At Westminster, you will work
minutes from the downtown
on real-world problems, always
business district, with plentiful
supported by faculty whose
opportunities for internships, jobs,
goal is to help you find your
nightlife, professional sports, and
passion and role is to serve as
culture. The campus is just 30
your partners in learning.
minutes from the mountains, a tremendous draw for the many
An Emphasis on Community Service
students who love skiing, snow-
Our students and faculty devote
boarding, climbing, or hiking.
over 45,000 hours a year to community service activities on campus, in Salt Lake City and beyond. Outdoor Recreation Program This program takes full advantage of our location by offering a variety of day trips in the Wasatch Mountains and evening events related to the outdoor industry. Students also enjoy extended trips to the Uintas, Southern Utah, Wyoming, Maple Canyon, and the City of Rocks. 4
our focuss is on your growth in every
class and every activity—from Day One.
An Innovative May Term Most students take advantage of at least one May Term, which features a month of offbeat on-campus classes (e.g. from the Chemistry and Biology of Brewing to Energy Healing and Spirituality) as well as experiences in other parts of the US (e.g. Utahâ€™s national parks) or around the world. (BONUS: Tuition for May Term is free to students who were enrolled full-time during the previous fall and spring semesters!) Alumni Mentoring Program This innovative program, which
An Olympic Connection Since 2005, Westminster has enrolled more than 50 members of
career shadowing, networking,
the US Ski and Snowboard team,
and informal advice. In addition,
including many former Olympians.
Saturday sessions bring alumni mentor pairs together to brain-
Exceptional Leadership Opportunities
storm ideas and discuss issues
In addition to leadership roles in
related to the world of work.
various clubs and organizations,
pairs undergraduates with qualified alumni mentors, features
Westminster students can compete Center for Financial Analysis
for funding through the Institute
This advanced computer class-
for New Enterprise; serve on the
room and lab enables students to
editorial board of Ellipsis, one
apply financial theory to a real-
of only three student-run peer-
world environment. Here students
reviewed literary magazines in
access real-time market data, use
the US; or even supervise an
sophisticated models to analyze
on-campus organic garden.
complex business and financial problems, and simulate marketmaking activity with tools that turn the center into a live market. 5
“If you’re open to new experiences,
it’s amazing how much you can learn.”
The Giovale Library features access to multiple data-bases, personalized service, and good nooks for quiet conversations.
Chantelle Bateman ’12 Home Town: Greenville, SC Major: Psychology Key Activities: Basketball team, community service Future Plans: Work with troubled adolescents, possibly outside the US Overall take on Westminster: Tremendous opportunities for learning.
I T ’ S A L L ABOUT
Chantelle Bateman, a basketball standout in high school, served as student manager for the strong Westminster team during her first year and made the team as a walkon the next year. A May Term trip to Thailand ranks as one of Chantelle’s college highlights. “In Thailand, there’s a genuine acceptance of people from the first time you meet. That acceptance stems from Buddhism, and that’s how I want to live my life.” After graduation, Chantelle plans to enter the Peace Corps or go on to graduate school to prepare for a life of service somewhere in the world.
To hear more of Chantelle’s story come to our website and see her video. www.westminstercollege.edu
To find out about open house events, or to schedule a campus visit go to our website www.westminstercollege.edu.
The School of Education and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences also hold open houses specially designed for students interested in their programs. Contact the Admissions Office or check out the web site for specific dates and times. Individual Visits We recommend that you also consider an individual visit to Meet with an admissions
campus. At certain times of
counselor and, if desired, with
the year, we also offer the
a financial aid counselor. Take
option of overnight visits. Please
a tour. You can also arrange to
be sure to contact us at least
eat lunch or dinner in the dining
a week in advance so we have
hall, meet with a faculty member
sufficient time to custom-design
or a coach, sit in on a class, or
a productive campus experience
even stay overnight.
Special Bonus If you bring your completed application to campus when you visit, we will waive the $50 application fee. Westminster Experience Westminster Experience Open House events give you the opportunity to learn more about Westminsterâ€™s distinctive academic programs, attend a class, experience our vibrant campus life, connect with current students, and enjoy lunch with the deans and faculty. 8
Visit the Campus
A Strong Start Graduate Schools Recently accepted Westminster graduates: Clemson University Columbia University Dartmouth College Georgetown University Harvard University Stanford University University of Chicago University of London Yale University
Photo: Eric Schramm/Visit Salt Lake
Major Employers Recently hired Westminster graduates:
Internships Companies that recently hired Westminster students: Amazon.com Delta Air Lines G.E.Capital NBC News NPS Pharmaceuticals Sinclair Oil Ski Utah The Sundance Institute University Hospital
Contact information Office of Admissions 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.832.2200 Toll-free: 800.748.4753 Fax: 801.832.3101 email@example.com www.westminstercollege.edu Financial Aid Office 801.832.2500 Fax: 801.832.2506
Americorps American Express Fidelity Investments JP Morgan Chase Medtronic Morgan Stanley Skywest Airlines Target Corporation Wells Fargo
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.
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, and 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
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.
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 Success Edge Westminster students acquire the skills, savvy, and confidence to succeed, wherever their career or life paths lead.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westminstercollege.edu
A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT FOR 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.
Students and Faculty Enrollment: Approximately 2,200 undergraduates and 800 graduate students from 43 states and 30 countries