Westminster Named Among "The Best 379 Colleges" by The Princeton Review

Aug 5, 2014

Aug. 5, 2014 College receives high marks for quality of life, sustainability efforts and ranks No. 19 in the nation for ease of getting around campus SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges." Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 130,000 students attending the colleges. In the 2015 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 some students referred to Westminster as one of the "best kept secrets around." The college was also ranked No. 19 in the nation as one of the "Easiest Campuses to Get Around." "We are pleased that our students continue to tout Westminster's quality of life efforts, their close relationships with their faculty, our location and the college's environmental efforts," said Dr. John Baworosky, vice president for enrollment management and student success. "The college prides itself with caring deeply about our students and their learning, so it's important they continue to feel that they belong here and that we have a wonderful mix of students, academics and recreation." The schools in "The Best 379 Colleges" have rating scores in eight categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2013-14 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 "90" for its green initiatives. The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 379 in any category. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 126,000 students (about 343 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The Princeton Review's school profiles and ranking lists in "The Best 379 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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