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Westminster College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1851
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 952
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $46,600,880
Admissions Address

501 Westminster Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251

Website

http://www.westminster-mo.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@westminster-mo.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Patrick Kirby
Admissions office telephone: (800) 475-3361
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.westminster-mo.edu/application/index.asp Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 79%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 79%
Total applicants: 1,074
Total acceptances: 852
Total freshman enrollment: 278
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 484
Male acceptances: 380
Male freshman enrollment: 139
 
Female applicants: 590
Female acceptances: 472
Female freshman enrollment: 139
Out-of-state freshmen: 22%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 82%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 85%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 22%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 640
Math: 490 – 640
Combined: 950 – 1280

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 11.0% 11.0%
600-699 37.0% 26.0%
500-599 18.0% 35.0%
400-499 24.0% 18.0%
300-399 8.0% 10.0%
200-299 2.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 77%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 28
Math: 20 – 26
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 14.0% 7.0%
24-29 50.0% 41.0% 40.0%
18-23 39.0% 40.0% 44.0%
12-17 0.0% 5.0% 9.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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