USNEWS Ranks Westminster as Best Regional University, Best Value, Best College for Veterans

Sep 14, 2016

Sept. 13, 2016 College ranked No. 20 best regional university in the West SALT LAKE CITY - As Utah's only private, comprehensive liberal arts college, Westminster has again earned nationwide recognition by U.S. News & World Report and is included in the 2017 "Best College" guide in the following lists: "Best Regional University - West" (No. 20); "Great Schools, Great Prices" (No. 14); "Best School for Vets" (No. 11) and "A+ Schools for B Students." This is the 22nd year that the college has been included in the guide. "I'm pleased that Westminster's devoted faculty, purpose-driven academic programs and student-centered learning opportunities continue to be recognized both regionally and nationally by U.S. News," said Stephen Morgan, Westminster College president. "I'm especially proud that we continue to be highlighted as a best value school, which recognizes the significant investment we put into our students to help them lead a successful and meaningful life." Westminster prides itself for its intimate class sizes and has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. More than 72% of its classes have fewer than 20 students, so faculty members get to know their students personally and take a deep interest in their success. The college's most popular majors include business, management, marketing and nursing. The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on several key measures of quality including: assessment of excellence (22.5%), graduation and retention rates (22.5%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (12.5%), financial resources (10%), graduate rate performance (7.5%) and alumni giving (5%). Colleges are then ranked in their specific category (National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities and Regional Colleges) by their total weighted score. For more information on U.S. NEWS' 2017 "Best Colleges," visit

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Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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