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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.


The magnificent new Muldrum Science Center is LEEDcertified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).

“Fantastic relationships with my professors have led to tremendous opportunities for research, travel and internships.� 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.



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

At Westminster

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. Utah’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.


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.



To find out about open house events, or to schedule a campus visit go to our website

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.

for you.

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 Westminster’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: 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 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.


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


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

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