Westminster College Salt Lake City

Westminster is a private, non-profit, accredited, and comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Law (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Founded in 1875 as the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, a preparatory school, Westminster first offered college classes in 1897 as Sheldon Jackson College. Named in honor of its primary benefactor, Sheldon Jackson, the college operated for many years on the Collegiate Institute campus in downtown Salt Lake City.

Education

With the goal of guiding its graduates to a life with purpose, Westminster provides life-changing learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students. 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.

Research

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.

Career

Westminster's team of certified career coaches provides free, lifetime service to students and alumni. Through application of the most current tools and industry insights, we can help you with:

  • Career exploration and pivots
  • Job search strategy
  • How to find remote opportunities
  • Networking
  • Personal branding on LinkedIn
  • Cover letter and resume development
  • Interview prep
  • Virtual mock interviews
  • Strengths assessments
  • Salary negotiation

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

  • Student Diversity and Inclusion Center
  • Office for Global Engagement
  • Disability Services
  • Office for Global Peace and Spirituality
  • Center for Veteran and Military Services
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Center for Civic Engagement
  • Counseling Center

Housing services

  • Building Styles

Westminster College offers a number of housing options for students living on campus. Whether you want to experience a traditional-style double occupancy room or apartment-style housing, Westminster has it all.

  • Westminster Campus

Hogle and Carleson Halls house the majority of Westminster's double occupancy rooms and are where most first-year students reside. Olwell and Behnken halls are also predominately for first-year students. Stock Hall is mainly for upper-class and transfer students.

  • Westminster Extended Campus

Westminster on the Draw and campus-owned houses located on Westminster's extended campus are available for upper-class and transfer students.

Library services

Research Guides are online tools developed by Westminster College librarians to help you find research resources for specific academic disciplines. Need to find a journal article, a book, or data? View the guide for your subject area in order to connect to databases that will help you track down scholarship and information in that field. 

ICT services

  • Westminster Anywhere is a virtual desktop tool that allows users to have access to most academic applications that are on a Westminster computer
  • As a student, you have access to download and install the full Microsoft Office suite
  • Information Services (IS) help desk staff are ready to assist all Westminster students

Medical services

  • Well Visits

General Checkup

Sports Physicals

Women's Health: Pelvic Exams, Pap Smears, Breast exams

Men's Health: Testicular Exams

STD Check

  • Sick Visits

Abdominal Pain

Asthma

Cough, Colds, Flu

Conjunctivitis

Depression/Anxiety Evaluation

Headache

Minor Sprains

Rashes

Sore Throat

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Student Life

Campus life

Westminster is located in the eclectic Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, and is within 10 minutes from the downtown business district and 30 minutes from 6 mountain resorts. Westminster's 27-acre campus is comprised of 39 college facilities, including residence halls; a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified science center; a library; facilities for athletics and recreation; art and performance spaces, etc.

Sports facilities

The Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center is home to the Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department, Intercollegiate Athletic Department, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The center is filled with educational programs and opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to positively impact their health and well-being. Whether one is attending an athletic event, engaged in academic classes, or participating in activities to improve their personal fitness, the Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center serves as a campus-wide community learning center.

Student clubs

With over 40 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.

Accreditation

Westminster College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent university. Always prioritizing the students. Full of excellent teachers, and instalations. Continously improving and making the experience of every individual incredible.

Take you time to live in London
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good life in London, not good experience at Westminster University.

South Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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