The school was founded in 1875 as the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, a prep school under the supervision of the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City.
Westminster College comprises four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The college operates on a fall and spring semester system with a mini term in May and eight- and twelve-week summer terms.
Westminster offers 34 undergraduate majors conferring BA and BS degrees, which do not include its pre-med, pre-law, and pre-dental programs. In addition to a number of post-baccalaureate certificate programs in various fields, Westminster also offers 13 graduate degrees.
The Office of Institutional Research serves the Westminster community by organizing, analyzing, interpreting and disseminating information in support of institutional effectiveness, planning, policy formulation, and decision making to ensure strategic success.
Whether you are unsure about which direction your career path will take, want to confirm a career decision you have already made, or anywhere in between, the Career Center can help! We have resources available to you which can provide:
Westminster is a welcoming place for students with different backgrounds. We know our students have different interests, passions, and talents; which is why we try to give them a range of options to explore. Everyone finds a niche in Westminster's unique environment for learning- and so will you!There are always things going on on campus and everything is mostly within walking distance. We have a Campus Concierge to connect alumni with activities going on such as concerts, plays, guest speakers, film series, lectures, art exhibits and intercollegiate and intramural athletic events.
Originally located in downtown Salt Lake City, the college moved to its present campus on 27 acres (10.93 ha; 0.04 sq mi) in the Sugar House neighborhood of the city in 1911 where it is still located today. Westminster's Campus is known for its natural beauty and elegant architecture. Emigration Creek runs through the campus.
On campus are two gyms each equipped with a basketball court, weight room, and studio.
The larger of the buildings, the Eccles Health Wellness and Athletics Center (HWAC), also has an indoor pool, three story rock climbing wall, and racket ball court.
Westminster College teams, nicknamed athletically as the Griffins, are in transition to join NCAA Division II and are competing members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, skiing, soccer and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, track & field and volleyball. The Griffins men's and women's alpine skiing teams compete in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA). Current non-NCAA sports include cheer, cycling, dance and snowboard.
With over 50 clubs and organizations on campus, students have plenty of ways to get involved! It's easy to find clubs for everyone's interests- if not, its even easier to start a new club. Joining a club is one of the best ways to round out the college experience. Not only can you learn to be a leader, but you can also make immediate friends! We encourage you to fill out the form for more information about clubs on campus.
Westminster College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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