Westminster College: Educated to Lead. Inspired to Achieve.
Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective undergraduate college with a curriculum based on the liberal arts and an emphasis on developmental experience. The Fulton, Missouri-based school is dedicated to an education centered on key values (integrity, fairness, respect, and responsibility) that prepare graduates to become leaders of character.
Westminster College is known for its long-standing tradition of bringing global leaders to its campus, from Winston Churchill and Harry S. Truman to Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. These appearances reflect part of the school’s mission to offer both a nurturing learning environment while also attempting to mirror the interconnected and interdependent world in which we live. Today’s diverse Westminster student population represents more than 70 different countries and 35 states. And gaining glimpses into the leaders that represent different countries and cultures is one small piece of the formula for success Westminster offers its students.
The Westminster College concept for student development engages caring, expert professors in small interactive classrooms, developing the framework for a dynamic, transformational college experience. Westminster’s successful execution on its values and mission has established a long history of successful graduates: 95 percent of them have a job or are enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
Forbes has ranked Westminster one of “America’s Top Colleges and Universities.” It has also recognized the school as one of the “Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America” and has highlighted its incredible demographics, outstanding student-to-faculty ratio, student satisfaction and affordability for four straight years in comparing 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions. The Princeton Review named Westminster “Best in the Midwest” for the 11th straight year and twice picked it as one of the “Best Value Colleges and Universities in America.” U.S. News & World Report ranked Westminster in Tier I among “Top National Liberal Arts Schools” in head-to head competition with every liberal arts college in the country. The school has also been designated a “Military Friendly” college by GI Jobs magazine four years in a row for its service and dedication to the academic success of military veterans.
Starting in Fall 2013, the Mesa campus will offer bachelor’s degree programs in Transnational Studies, International Business, Environmental Science/Studies and English along with Pre-Med and Pre-Law minors. Westminster has also signed a transfer agreement with Maricopa Community Colleges to make it easier for students to continue their education at either the Missouri or Arizona campus.
The new downtown Mesa site at 245 W. 2nd Street is a one-of-a-kind city campus offering opportunities to intern with top companies, conduct local research, visit museums, attend performances at the fine arts center, work out at the downtown YMCA and more. For more information about Westminster, visit: Mesa.Westminster-MO.edu or call 480-747-3863 or 800-888-WCMO (9266).