Westminster Named Among "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review

Aug 6, 2013

Aug. 6, 2013 College receives high marks for "Quality of Life" and sustainability efforts SALT LAKE CITY - With accolades for its quality of life, green efforts and academics, Westminster has once again been included in the 2014 "Best 378 Colleges" Guide by The Princeton Review. The prestigious publication profiles colleges that offer the best undergraduate experience, and Westminster is ranked among the top 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and universities (and four outside the U.S.). In the 2014 profile, students praise Westminster for its "outstanding" nursing program, "great financial aid" and very "personal culture." Students also lauded the faculty for "really getting to know and caring about their students." Other highlights included its "friendly campus atmosphere," winter sports and "access to the outdoors." The schools in "The Best 378 Colleges" have rating scores in eight categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2012-13 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99 and they appear in each school profile. Westminster received a "95" rating for its quality of life, an "87" for Academics and a "95" for its green initiatives. "Students have again appreciated the importance that our faculty and staff members attach to their personal concern for our students and the mentoring relationships we build with our students," added Brian Levin-Stankevich, Westminster College president. "Our strong academic programs built around close personal relationships are enhanced by our location in a tremendously diverse city that is thriving economically. The proximity of some of the world's best mountain and desert recreation and natural environments, just minutes from campus, creates a quality of life that is difficult to top. Protecting and engaging with these environments, as well as with our community, have also become priorities for the college and our students-characteristics they will carry with them throughout their lives." The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 378 in any category. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 126,000 students (about 333 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The Princeton Review's school profiles and ranking lists in "The Best 378 Colleges" are posted at PrincetonReview.com. About The Princeton Review Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A., Canada, and international franchises. The company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.  

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About Westminster

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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