School Spotlight: Westminster College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Westminster College
New Wilmington, PA

Are you a member of the Presbyterian Church USA? If so, you are one step closer to receiving a scholarship worth $19,000 per year if you attend Westminster College! With its strong Presbyterian heritage, Westminster serves nearly 1,200 undergrads on a beautiful 300-acre campus in western Pennsylvania. The majority of students hail from PA and OH, but the College’s dedicated faculty, small classes, and outstanding internship opportunities should be attractive to any student looking for an affordable, rigorous, and meaningful liberal arts experience. Although the College offers a range of liberal arts, pre-professional, and unique interdisciplinary majors, the science program deserve special recognition. Biology is one of the three most popular majors at Westminster, and students can study everything from the Biology of Cancer and the Biology of Infectious Disease to Neurobiology and Recombinant DNA & Biotechnology. In June, the College was selected as one of 12 schools across the country to participate in the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Transformations Project, which will provide even more opportunities for science majors to engage in hands-on research. Fun (but creepy) fact: Westminster’s campus is home to Pesed, a 2,300-year-old mummy who was donated to the College by an alum back in 1885.

Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Westminster College

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.