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Westminster College Pennsylvania Overview

Located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, Westminster College Pennsylvania is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of New Wilmington draws many to the area.

What Is Westminster College Pennsylvania Known For?

269 Undergraduate Awards
$23,937 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Westminster New Wilmington have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Westminster New Wilmington.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Westminster New Wilmington makes roughly $43,200 a year. This is 6% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Westminster New Wilmington student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Westminster College Pennsylvania Rankings

Westminster New Wilmington is ranked #297 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Westminster New Wilmington also holds the #25 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Westminster New Wilmington has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#169 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Westminster New Wilmington.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Westminster New Wilmington has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Best Other Education Schools College Factual
#17 Best Other Education Schools College Factual
#28 Best Value Colleges for Student Counseling College Factual
#73 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#90 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools College Factual
#94 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Westminster College Pennsylvania?


Contact details for Westminster New Wilmington are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 319 South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16172
Phone: 724-946-8761

How Do I Get Into Westminster New Wilmington?

You can apply to Westminster New Wilmington online at:

Admission Requirements for Westminster New Wilmington

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Westminster New Wilmington?

77% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 77%, Westminster New Wilmington may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Can I Afford Westminster College Pennsylvania?

$23,937 Net Price
82% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Westminster New Wilmington is $23,937. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Westminster New Wilmington, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $9,522 a year. That adds up to $38,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Westminster New Wilmington is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Westminster College Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,089 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,149 undergraduate students at Westminster New Wilmington, with 1,089 being full-time and 60 being part-time.


There are also 79 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,089 full-time undergraduates at Westminster New Wilmington, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Westminster College Pennsylvania students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 849
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 171

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Westminster College Pennsylvania. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 6 countries are represented at Westminster New Wilmington. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Nigeria, and Kyrgyzstan.

Online Learning at Westminster College Pennsylvania

79 Took All Classes Online
79 Took At Least One Class Online
688.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 79 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Westminster New Wilmington has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 104th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Westminster New Wilmington

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Westminster College Pennsylvania was 688.2%. This is the #127 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Westminster New Wilmington regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Westminster New Wilmington majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 26%
Business, Management & Marketing 32%
Student Counseling 75%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Westminster New Wilmington ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Westminster New Wilmington.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Student Counseling #1
Special Education #1
General Education #4
Mental & Social Health Services #6
Teacher Education Subject Specific #7
Educational Administration #7
Education #16
Business Administration & Management #55
Health Professions #55
Business, Management & Marketing #70

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Westminster College Pennsylvania Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 39 0 39
General Biology 26 0 26
General Psychology 19 0 19
Accounting 18 0 18
Marketing 13 0 13
Other Education 12 0 12
History 11 0 11
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10 0 10
Health & Physical Education 10 0 10
Sociology 9 0 9
Music 9 0 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 8 0 8
Student Counseling 0 8 8
General English Literature 8 0 8
Chemistry 7 0 7
Economics 7 0 7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 6 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 0 6
Human Development & Family Studies 6 0 6
Romance Languages 6 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6 0 6
Mathematics 5 0 5
Political Science & Government 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 4 0 4
General Education 0 3 3
Human Resource Management 2 0 2
International Business 2 0 2
Computer Science 2 0 2
Special Education 0 2 2
International Studies 2 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 2 0 2
Physics 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 1
Computer Information Systems 1 0 1
Educational Administration 0 1 1
Engineering Physics 1 0 1
Philosophy 1 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 1 0 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0
Nursing 0 0 0
TOTAL 269 14 283


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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