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  • 08/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like the extra help of being able to go to tutors, other students, and professors, this is the school for you! Another huge factor in my decision to attend this school was that the campus is small and classes contain an average of 17 students. This makes hearing and seeing during class a breeze!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can! I wasn't lucky enough to have my parents help with my educational costs because of difficulties we as a family have been having with finances. Fortunately, I have had zero worries when it comes to paying tuition, etc. because of the many scholarships I received!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is definitely on the far end when it comes to costs, but I think every cent is worth it. They are also really great at helping you apply for financial aid and scholarships, which is something I wouldn't be able to do without! My first year of college, I had no idea how or what to do to fill out the FAFSA. The Financial Aid office told my mom to bring in the application and they would help us fill it out. How amazing is that? The professors are great and dedicated to helping us students learn the most we can, which pays off when it comes to post-graduation.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being a student at Westminster. The campus is beautiful and quaint, and I especially love how anywhere you go, someone will always be smiling and ready to say hello. Everyone at Westminster is very friendly, not only the students, but all of the staff, as well! It's never awkward seeing a professor on campus because they go out of their way to call you out (by name) and ask how you're doing. It's great! It definitely makes you feel at home and a part of the Westminster community.

    Am learning a lot

    Westminster College is a very challenging school. I feel like I am learning so much more than I would be in a larger school because I am able to interact with other students and professors both during and after classes. All of the professors have office hours where they dedicate time to help their students with homework and difficult course objectives. I have found this to be so helpful because, as a student, you feel like you are getting a one-on-one lesson with the expert!

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for students who prefer small class room settings, one on one interaction, and a great sense of community wellness. There are so many clubs that there is always a group for someone.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a student who needs more one on one attention from a teacher, and works well in smaller settings then Westminster is perfect for you. I suggest living on campus if you do decide to make Westminster your college of choice. It allowed me to meet new friends and have opportunities to just chill when I'm not studying. If you want a bigger school with frats and sororities then I suggest maybe the University of Utah but just know they will have very large class settings, and won't have the intimate feeling Westminster provides.

    Bang for the buck

    Westminster is very expensive, and they keep raising the tuition cost every year. It was a very difficult choice to come here and spend triple then what I would at my state colleges. Yet, I still think it's worth it, I have been presented with more opportunities then I ever would have the chance to do at the state level. Also Westminster has provided me with plenty of scholarships to help make the tuition costs more reasonable. It is worth it for the private education that Westminster College provides.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love living on campus, I met the most awesome people, and now they are my friends for life.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in love with Westminster College. It turned out to be the perfect college for me, the size, student to professor ratio was just what I wanted and needed. Also it is a liberal arts school which really expanded my views on learning not only academically but also politically. I am also able to do extracurricular activities I love while still being able to focus on my education. For example I was the lead in the school play but am not a theater major, it really gives everyone the equal opportunity to participate in what ever they love. If you are looking for a small, one on one school, Westminster College is perfect for you.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very high! I've never felt unsafe on campus. The college is right next to a major road but it is hidden by trees all around the college. The town of Sugar House is very safe as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Westminster College looks expensive at first, but the longer you attend, the most scholarships you qualify for. The college is very reputable with AMAZING professors. The quality of education is very high.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do in the Sugar House area and downtown Salt Lake. Sugarhouse Park is a great place to run, hang out, or study. City Creek Mall is Downtown and it is beautiful with great stores and restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. The college is working on getting a new food program that will promote more local and organic food. The coffee is great though!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! Freshman year, you get to meet basically everyone between your classes and your Residence Hall. They have great freshman activities. Most of the R.A's are awesome

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on your major, but overall the classes are demanding. The professors are very helpful and there are many other resources available for everyone. The classes are challenging but do not be intimidated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very diligent when applying for scholarships within the college. Live in the dorms your freshman year. Have fun and explore the Sugar House area off campus!

    In three sentences

    Westminster College is the best college I have attended! They have small class sizes and great professors. The college has a great reputation in Salt Lake City

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy having smaller class sizes and getting to know your professors one on one, this is a great college for that! The biggest class size that I have right now is 25 students which was the size of my smallest class in high school. Getting to know the professors on a first name basis can help with learning more and better.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors here are energetic and will do anything to help you learn more. They make class fun and make you get engaged. they take the time to help you one on one if you have any questions and they are there to mentor you throughout your whole college experience.

  • 04/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I don't know about the cost right now. That's the only thing that's keeping me from going so far. It seems like it would definitely be worth it, but I just can't come up with the money.

    Will enjoy being here

    It seems like a really fun campus, and is very vibrant. The students there are kind, helpful, and really nice.

    Will learn a lot

    I believe that I really will learn a lot. The teachers seem very willing to help and give you as many opportunities as you need. 3 of the professors already know my name just from Admitted Students Day!

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who enjoys learning and is looking for more than just a lecture based class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Don't be nervous because everyone is in the same position that you are. Get out there, meet new people. You might be friends with them for the rest of your life.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes. The knowledge that I have gained while being there has made it 100% worth it. It is so worth checking out.

    Am enjoying being here

    Of course! ASWC offers so many opportunites for students to get involved and plan so many fun events that it is impossible to get bored.

    Am learning a lot

    Absolutely! The professors here really care to see you succeed. I made the best decision by deciding to go to college there and would never change what has happened. I have grown so much while being at the Westminster.

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who care very much about their education, enjoy being involved, and want a fairly small school will be well matched to this college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not settle for any grade less than a 3.8 in highschool! Do not settle for any score less than perfect on your ACT or SAT! The higher these numbers are when you are admitted, the higher your granted financial aid will be from Westminster.

    Bang for the buck

    Westminster College is very expensive, but over 90% of all students are granted some kind of financial aid. The rest of it you pay will be worth every penny for it's excellent use of funds.

    Am enjoying being here

    Westminster College is a beautiful campus nestled deep in the heart of Sugarhouse neighborhood, where there are strawberries, blackberries, serviceberries, currants, and hundreds of flowers growing all over campus! I love being here because there is so much to do and see, and there is usually always something fun and exciting happening on campus. If the fun runs out on campus, the 9 world class ski resorts in the area, red butte gardens, temple square, art museum, museum of natural history, and tons of other attractions are sure to keep you busy. Salt Lake City combines the low crime and friendliness of a small town with the large resources and activity of a large town. That's why I love being in Salt Lake City, at the prestigious Westminster College.

    Am learning a lot

    Westminster College has bountiful resources and amazing, high-tech facilities to ensure that we learn as much as possible. For example, the new Meldrum Science Center has state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories so that teachers can easily present a concept and demonstrate a reaction, while students can use complex tools to accurately complete a lab or homework.

  • 09/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to enjoy the campus is by being involved. If you attend the events you will never be bored.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive, but finding financial aid is easy. If you do well in academics and are involved around campus, the school is very generous!

    Am enjoying being here

    The lack of involvement by students in school activities is disturbing. The lack of diversity also makes the school a little boring. There are a lot of international students that make the school interesting, and there is always some activity going on.

    Am learning a lot

    Every class at Westminster College has under 25 students so you get the individual attention that you pay for. It is very easy to find teachers outside of class so you able to discuss any assignments you may be having difficulty with. You know you are getting a good education here because the professors are passionate about the subjects that they teach and are always using new methods to maximize their students' potentials.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to put in work, want to have a good time, love recreational activities, aspiring for a profitable future, wish to have resources and connection outside of college life, and just want to have incredible life changing experience overall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Westmisnter is a complicated school to get into but it is fabulous. Be sure to get involved as there are always ways to meet others, get help in school, and make the best of your learning experience. There is always something going on in and out of school and it can be an incredible environment to grow.

    Bang for the buck

    The information i have learned here is incredible. This school hasn't only changed my cognitive knowledge and abilities but taught me about the world, changed my outlook and political views, and taught me ways to benefit and improve myself just within my own life.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are fantastic. Student Council has a great involvement with the students and what changes they are wanting to see be made. There are constant events occurring on and off of campus all of which can allow you to get to know others. Education wise you always have free tutors, class assistants, and other resources. You can become involved in extracurricular activities, theater activities, etc that don't require you being involved within that major.

    Am learning a lot

    The learning environment it's absolutely incredible. The class sizes are small to insure that your teachers have time to dedicate to you and your education as well as improvement. The advantages to this are the great experience that come from it. Having the ability to connect and have your professors actually know you means more motivation for class, someone to assist you in apply for future schools and provide resources for a future profession. My professors have been able to take time out of their day and assist me in classes and in my future en devours. I couldn't ask for a better environment with more knowledgeable people as each professor here has their PHD in the area they are teaching.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    active, social

    What to do for fun

    join clubs

    Academic Rigor

    not too hard, just have to study

    Tips for prospective students

    just prepare for classes, ask questions when you need, as it is a small class, teachers will be really happy to answer

    In three sentences

    this school is amazing! i love the teachers and students here. small classes, nice environment.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 63

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    westminster is a wonderful school to attend if you value education that is personalized to fit your goals. they work with you in financial assistance, career planning, and even what clubs would fit your interests. i would recommend this school to anyone, even if it is just to take a tour and receive more information.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Westminster is quite pricey but with the education that you are going to receive, it is well worth it. They also are very generous with financial aid!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus visit! make sure you know what the school looks like, it may be too small for your liking. Get to know the staff! The admissions recruiters and fin aid people are very helpful and willing to assist you with what ever you need.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a great small liberal arts school. The campus is small, well manicured and classes are easily accesible. Great option if the U and BYU are not in your consideration.

  • 03/24/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    i will learn a lot in this college

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    14 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe

    Clubs and Activities

    volleyball, snowboarding, skiing, lacrosse

    Great for these types of students

    networking and determined students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the founder of the wax for snowboard helped create this school. featured on school of rock.

    Bang for the buck

    so far to me for the opportunities and helpful professors it is defiantly worth it.

    What to do for fun

    snowboard, ski, hike, fish, hunt, rock climb, all outdoor sports are amazing here in salt lake city

    Food and Dining

    great restaurants around downtown

    Tips for prospective students

    great business program. wonderful networking around the school and helpful professors

    In three sentences

    great advancement opportunities for students after college. great internship opportunities and helpful placement in them. great helpful and encouraging staff.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    with such a small campus, it is very easy to get from one end to another. on top of the size and availability of lights, we have campus patrol everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are too many to list! we have such a variety of clubs and activities. from rock climbing, hiking, swimming, and beach volleyball to flash dance clubs, holiday clubs, and so much more!

    Great for these types of students

    westminster is great for any student looking to make many life-long friends, receive an awesome and also prestigious education, and for those who love being active!

    What to do for fun

    there are so many clubs and events at westminster that even if you want to have free time you fill it with something being offered! this includes a variety of intramural sports, sporting events to attend, clubs and organizations to participate in, and many events such as cultural celebrations, plays, and even snack of the week!

    Food and Dining

    there is a wide variety of food offered in our commons and it is also a great place to meet up with your friends to have lunch with! there are tons of places around westminster that are very close so you will always have a variety!

    Dorm Life

    i have not lived in the dorms but i wish i had at least my freshman year. though they may not look like they are the best quality, the friends that i have seen being made in the dorms are still friends to this day. with such a small school it would be great to get to know everyone!

    Academic Rigor

    westminster is far from a strict school. because we are a liberal arts college there are many things that are accepted her as compared to other colleges and universities. yes, we still have rules but you learn to love and respect the community so much that you do not have to think twice about following the rules, it comes naturally from respect!

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to reach out to the people who you see every day! you are going to know them eventually anyways and it is much more beneficial to begin networking early.

    In three sentences

    westminster is a very small but kind community. westminster has a group of hardworking individuals and helpful faculty. it has a beautiful campus with many events to join to get to know your community.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    this is a very safe campus to live on. i have never felt threatened while here, nor while walking around in the surrounding areas. overall sugar house and westminster are safe places for all to live. campus patrol is always out there, and are more than willing to escort you if you feel uncomfortable at night.

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life at this school.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs and activities available to students attending westminster. i myself am a member of three clubs: westminster asl, westminster players, and catholics on the rocks. aswc puts on a lot of activities throughout the year, such as mr. westminster, glow-in-the-dark capture the flag, and several dances. we also have a variety of sports teams, including soccer, lacrosse, and basketball. there is also a variety of inter mural sports available throughout the year.

    Bang for the buck

    you definitely get your money's worth at this school. part of your tuition pays for a uta bus pass and on-campus events. so far this year we have had popular comedians perform, multiple guest speakers, the dollar-theatre buy out (free movies for a day), bowling nights, and many more. the quality of the education i have been receiving from this school also is definitely worth the money i pay to receive it. the money you pay for tuition definitely is put to good use, both in extracurricular activities and academics.

    What to do for fun

    there is a lot to do here in sugar house, where the school is located. there is a shopping area within walking distance, which has several clothing stores, a barnes and nobles, several restaurants, etc. there is also a second-run theatre where you can see movies for around $2, which can make for a fun friday night. outside of sugar house, there is even more to do. there are multiple shopping centers, including the gateway, and many restaurants, bowling alleys, arcades, etc. if you are outdoorsy, there are many places to hike, camp, rock climb, ski, snowboard, and any other outdoors activity you can think of, that are available to students. in my opinion, it would be very hard to be bored living in this area.

    Food and Dining

    the food that the shaw center has is good, but there is little variety. i find myself going through a cycle of the same sort of foods every week. they also have few healthier snacking options, as they offer mostly chips and sweets, little in the way of crackers. the food does seem a little overpriced as well. their hours of operation are also a little inconvenient, as they close relatively earlier, around 7 or 8 pm. overall, the food they have is decent and i don't mind eating it, though i think there is room for improvement.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are fairly nice. some of the bathrooms need to have some work done, but overall the living conditions are good. people can be really rowdy, especially at night and during the weekends, but that is probably something that will occur at any college, not just this one. there are kitchens on each floor of the freshmen dorms, so if you like to cook you will have a place to do so. heating and air conditioning are both fully functional, and the lounges are great places to just hang out in. overall, i have rather enjoyed my stay at the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    the school does expect a lot from you academically. in general, they just want you to be a well rounded student. the learning requirements cover topics from your typical school subjects to personal wellness, such as physical fitness. there's also a huge emphasis in learning about diversity, shown in the many diversity lectures we receive at this college from a multitude of guest speakers. this year the e-portfolio was made a graduation requirement, as these portfolios would show just how we grow as students and display how well-rounded we have become as a result of attending this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    the greatest tip i can give is attend all of your classes. the class sizes are small enough that it will be noticed if you are not there. also, you are paying for these classes, so why not attend them? another tip i can give is participate in as many on campus activities as you possible can. aswc, the people who plan events, come up with so many fun activities and events that are great ways to meet people and generally just have fun.

    In three sentences

    westminster college is a fantastic learning environment for all students. the small size of the school allows for one-on-one interactions with professors and other members of the faculty. the school is a close-knit community where anyone can find a niche where they belong.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    outdoor recreation, aswc, sac, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    those who would like a quality education with the added bonus of a great setting.

    Bang for the buck

    for a private school it is extremely inexpensive, the financial aid department is extremely accessible and helpful. i attended a public university for two years and i am paying less at westminster than i ever did there.

    What to do for fun

    go outside! this is the most beautiful place in the world, only hours away are some of the most amazing ski resorts, national parks, rock climbing spots, mountain biking trails, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    very standard college cafeteria with excellent choices for food.

    Dorm Life

    excellent, very tight community with plenty of access to all your basic needs.

    Academic Rigor

    westminster is what you make it, if you want to take the easy route there is that option. some of the more difficult majors are very intense and require extreme dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    be involved, do whatever it takes to consistently be involved with on campus activities. live in the dorms, take advantage of the outdoor recreation program, attend all home sports games and take an active role in your own education.

    In three sentences

    a close-knit community, focused on the individual education and instruction of every one of its students. it is a family environment, with unlimited access to any service you could imagine a college providing, not to mention it is merely miles away from some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    18 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    several outdoor activities: snowboarding, rock climbing, and amazing places to bike and go hiking.

    In three sentences

    The school is absolutely beautiful, it has remarkable programs and hundreds of side activities that allow you easily become part of the community.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    19 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for all students. There are many different Grad programs for every interest and with the many activities for the students there is never a dual moment.

    Bang for the buck

    Westminster offers scholarships for every student which definitely cuts down on the cost and also helps you locate personal loans and other scholarship obtains in order to afford to attend the college.

    What to do for fun

    With all of the different activities that Westminster offers there are many things one can choose from. From the different sporting events and clubs to choose from one can be very involved in the college. Furthermore with the location of Westminster, there are also the obtains of going to the local town and exploring the local stores or allowing oneself to explore nature at its finest. There are many different hiking trails around the area and with both the beauty of nature itself, you can also enjoy the wild animals you may see along your hike.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different obtains for people to choose from. Depending on your eating habits or health concerns there are different foods for you. No one will be left out. Also there are many fresh obtains to choose from when trying to decide on what to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I have not personally not experienced dorm life. I have lived in my own apartment for all of my college life. But does offer campus housing for all forms of students that come onto the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally I spend every spear moment studying material needed for each class. The more material I know personally makes me feel more confident in the information I will need to be aware of in the given field I am interested in. Also this allows me at being able to participate in discussions both within the classroom and outside.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any prospective student I would make sure to let these students know that no question should be over looked. When considering to attend any college you should be willing to ask any form of questions that might come to mind. This will allow you to receive a better image of the type of program you are interested in. Also to visit the university/college first hand and talk to faculty face-to-face/

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a very interactive facility, with helping answer all questions and returns email/phone calls at a timely manner. Since I am unable to visit the college as of right now the facility has been able to give me detailed answers and is able to send me all information I might be interested in. The program I will be attending in the Fall is very student oriented and allows me to explore the given field in detail.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Patrol is always on duty. When you're a freshman, you're given a contact card to put on your keys. Save yourself the trouble and just save campus patrol's number along with local cab numbers so you're never in trouble or stranded.

    Greek Life

    Zero.

    Clubs and Activities

    Some clubs are more involved with others, some only meet once a month.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, Westminster is known as a prestigious school out West but it is pricey so having the finances covered first is really important.

    What to do for fun

    Get out there and check out salt lake's thrift stores for cheap home goods (DI), Dancing Cranes for sweet dorm decorations & gifts, and little hole in the wall restaurants like Ekamai, Red Ginger Bistro, or Eva downtown. Find local hiking trails and campgrounds. During the winter, get a ski pass to a resort!

    Food and Dining

    Shaw's food is not that great.

    Dorm Life

    Your freshman year can be determined where you live on campus first. Carleson hall is the most secluded dorm, could be described as lower-end, has poor architecture for social activities. Hogle hall is the most social, girls and boys live on the same floor and there is a common area in the middle on each floor. Olwell is the apartment-style dorm where up to 6 people can have their own rooms, probably social within the apartment, but maybe little interaction with everyone on the same floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Gen eds will always be easy. More specialized classes usually have professors with doctorates who encourage you to think for yourself while challenging you to analyze the lesson further.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can (westminster is pretty expensive) and make sure your FAFSA deadlines are met. Buy your books on amazon. Check your course syllabus often. Be prepared to see people you know often in Shaw and in the commons.

    In three sentences

    Westminster makes it easy for you to succeed. It has small class sizes with professors who care about your well-being and your education. Getting more specialized in your major, you'll notice how professors will challenge you but really care about your success. Resources on campus such as therapy (counseling center) and peer mentors are awesome people to talk to when you're having a little trouble.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Independent, driven and social students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have poker night, which is so much fun!

    What to do for fun

    Skiing, hiking, driving around, shopping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take a loaded schedule the first semester. You need time to get used to college.

    In three sentences

    I love the class sizes and the campus. The people and the professors are amazing!

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are always things happening on campus for students to be involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Seems to be great over at the commons but a bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I don't have a clue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as possible!!! And get prerequisites that transfer.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is very liberal and diverse. It is very expensive. It seems to be fairly intimate and it's tougher to get lost in the crowd.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Super safe and the guards are very friendly!

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO MANY!! I was part of the service clubs and we were able to help many people!

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, laid-back, outdoorsy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Late night breakfast during finals week.

    Bang for the buck

    It is SUPER expensive, but it feels intimate and like you are wanted at Westminster. Just get some great scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the city, go to Sugarhouse Coffee, enjoy the many outdoor activities and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    The food in Shaw is AWFUL! Ugh, at least they had Chai and other specialty coffee drinks and smoothies or I would not have survived. It is low-quality food at gourmet prices. The staff is pretty nice though.

    Dorm Life

    I loved being in the apartments! They are pretty nice, just had stuff break down a lot. The maintenance people are great and will take care of everything though.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be tough!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of work; teachers are really helpful if you show that you are trying.

    In three sentences

    So much fun, nice people and a beautiful setting!

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus patrol is always around. They will even walk you to your room when it's dark if you are too afraid to walk by yourself, or just don't want to walk by yourself. They are never too far away if you need them either. I always felt safe on the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah, I really feel like it's worth it. I know it's expensive, but when you are actually getting an education that you will us, it's worth it. Not to mention the number of resources that you are able to access without paying a penny is worth it in itself.

    What to do for fun

    There is so many opportunities that the college offers. There is a gym with an indoor climbing wall, swimming pool, and there are groups of people that are almost always going to outdoorsy trips. The activities committee is usually planning interesting events for us to attend which is nice too.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't so great once you eat it all the time, but the dining area is a great place to stay out of the rain, or to be able to study with friends over a nice bagel and coffee.

    Dorm Life

    I made some friends that I hope to have for the rest of my life living in the dorms last year. It really is a great community and it was nice when we had movie parties in the common room, or when the resident adviser would buy food and we would talk about things.

    Academic Rigor

    I enjoyed the fact that I was being challenged in my academic pursuits for the first time in my life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join activity groups and don't be afraid to reach out to your professors. They are there to help and you will most likely regret it if you don't.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful environment where students have the opportunity to grow both mentally and emotionally. The academia is rigorous, but the professors are always open for individual help sessions. It is a great place to make life long friends.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Since

    What to do for fun

    I workout at the school's gym and walk around the city.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the beginning was horrible but it has improved.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice but i did not like staying on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is all pretty reasonable and the teachers are amazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for the cold weather and long winters. Campus life is not very exciting but it is a good place to studying.

    In three sentences

    It's a wonderful, small, private school with a variety of programs. So far, my experience has been very rewarded and I'm looking forward to the next year.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a campus escort to take you anywhere on campus if you feel unsafe at any time.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs to get involved into.

    Great for these types of students

    Socially marginalized

    What to do for fun

    A lot of student activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    You will get tired of the cafeteria food at one point in time.

    Dorm Life

    Great living conditions!

    Academic Rigor

    Very intense at times especially if you have a math and science class in one semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions!

    In three sentences

    A great private college that has an amazing social connection among all students.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. It's small and all crimes are turned directly over to the local authorities. Crime rate is phenomenally low and because everything is so close knit, there aren't any walking alone in the dark for several blocks to get to your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many opportunities for clubs and all sorts of activities. There are already countless clubs, but there are endless selections because as they say; If you can't find what you wan't--make what you want.

    Bang for the buck

    Although this school is pricey, students are given everything they need to be successful and enjoy the college experience,

    What to do for fun

    Being right down the street from down town there are endless options in the city, but there are also tons of things to do on campus! There is every type of club imaginable, and if there's not it only takes some paper-work to make one. There are tons of dances and social gatherings that make for no less than a good time.

    Food and Dining

    Westminster is right in town. Besides the dining on campus there are plenty of classy restaurants less than ten minutes away.

    Dorm Life

    Westminster is all about the people. The dorms are very nice and are centred around meeting new people and having friends.

    Academic Rigor

    You don't get lost in the crowd at this school. You get so much more learning done. It's not just about passing classes, it's about becoming a master of your skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start looking for scholarships early, because this school is top notch, it comes out of your wallet, but it's worth it.

    In three sentences

    This school is all about me. It's not just for students, it's for scholars. This is school is an institution for success.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always see security walking around and haven't ever seen any signs of trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from and a lot of activities to keep the students involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, respectful, diligent students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a parking lot underneath the soccer field.

    Bang for the buck

    You basically get one-on-one attention with your professors. Westminster is one of the cheapest private colleges in the West.

    What to do for fun

    Get discounts to local big league teams with your student card. Usually $10 a ticket.

    Food and Dining

    Fairly good. Overpriced like all colleges and universities. But they strive to make it all fresh.

    Academic Rigor

    Westminster expects it's students to succeed. A very high number of students are on scholarship or financial aid because the college wants them to succeed. The academia is intense but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with campus activities. If you're thinking about enrolling, stop by during a school day and check out the fun!

    In three sentences

    Westminster College is a great place! It's small, friendly, clean, and respectful to many walks of life. I feel at home at Westminster College!

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, in a safe area with campus patrol everywhere 24-7 whenever you need them.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really.

    Bang for the buck

    Hard to say, school is super expensive at 28,000 ish but their is a lot of scholarships and the education and facilities are outstanding.

    What to do for fun

    So much to do! Salt Lake City is a great place to live. The Mountains, NBA games, school college games, Pac-West Football games, Movies, Bowling, Ski & Snowboard, Theme Parks, Water Parks, Paintball, Clubs, etc... you name it we have it here

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok just limited selection, get sick of the opitons after awhile.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and some facilitates are good. Some may like it as its small but its not too big, however there is always lots to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academic school, awesome professor who normally are teaching for fun and not money, especially in the business school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tuition goes up without the increase of your scholarship so be aware and talk to financial aid about that.

    In three sentences

    Great small school in a fantastic safe area with lots to do. Limited by size of student body. Athletics programs very strong but luck lots of support.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Salt Lake City is filled with night life, hiking, outdoor and indoor sports and a great music scene. The standard of living is high and the cost of living is low. You will always find something fun and cheap to do any day of the week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that if you a minority that you research thoroughly the programs that are available to you. You have to be proactive for tiny experiences and scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a liberal arts college that gives insight into different unexpressed views.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. I've been around campus numerous times and have always felt safe and secure. There are security guards that walk the grounds 24/7 and are a frequent and normal sight.

    Clubs and Activities

    Westminster is very active in getting students involved in activities, clubs, and organizations.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do on and around campus. Westminster is located in Sugar House, but is close to all the fun and variety of Salt Lake City. Get involved and you'll never go bored.

    Food and Dining

    Shaw offers a variety of things to eat on campus, and there is many options just a few blocks off campus located on 21st south.

    Dorm Life

    Although I have not lived in the dorms, I have visited many friends that do. The dorms are nice, clean, and seem to offer a great place to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As an incoming transfer student, I have not yet started classes. But I look forward to being challenged in Westminster's intense and focused academic courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. There are plenty of clubs and organizations to fit anyone's interests.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a very active community, there is always something to do and people to meet. The campus is small and personable, allowing students to connect with each other, faculty members, and the outlying community of Sugar House/Salt Lake.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Real small with great conveniences of buses, parking, and more.

    Greek Life

    Unsure of yet? :/

    Clubs and Activities

    Great student involvement! They have over 50 clubs and activities at least once a week.

    Great for these types of students

    All types, it has loads of international students and out of state students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wild Wednesdays!

    Bang for the buck

    If you score great on scholarships it's totally worth it. They offer so much like free printing, free activities, and great teachers!

    What to do for fun

    Sugarhouse has fun things to do all the time! And Westminster does Wild Wednesdays to give you more social activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Haven't been to class yet; but I am thrilled with the opportunities such as free classes in May that Westminster offers!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you get a scholarship (which most every freshman does) go for it! The people, environment and activities are so great!

    In three sentences

    With the transition from an early college high school to a private college I was worried about losing my counselor who took me step by step. But Westminster has been wonderful so far and I have felt so welcomed and taken care of! The small size of the school truly makes a difference when having a one-on-one with counselors and teachers.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    I was also wondering what kind of people go here?

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on a tour!

    In three sentences

    I am very interested in attending this school but, my main problem is the cost. I guess I am just curious about whether it was easy to get scholarships there or easily use outside private scholarships. It's a beautiful campus and looks like a great experience, I would just love the chance to go.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very small and everything is very close. That, along with the fact that you are in Salt Lake is pretty high up there on the safety scale.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple clubs you can join to get out there and get to know other students.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to work hard and put in the work and effort needed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition where every year you can go and sample every pizza in the valley for only a few dollars! It's super cool and fun, and all the pizza places in the valley come to show off their best products.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, it is an expensive school, but it's worth the price if only you are willing to put in a little bit of effort. The school literally has millions of dollars available in student aid for students who put in the research and effort to find it.

    What to do for fun

    They have an incredible new sports facility including indoor pools, work-out rooms, and a rock climbing wall. There are also lots of clubs and organizations that make college life more interesting and different.

    Food and Dining

    I went to visit my sister on campus a few different times and loved going to the cafeteria for their delicious, fresh-prepared food!

    Academic Rigor

    My sister went here and graduated from the nursing program and said that while it is hard, the teachers are incredible and always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask former and current students their opinions of the college and their experience. It will open your eyes to what it really is like.

    In three sentences

    It's a great college with a beautiful campus! I love the professional atmosphere and the small amount of students who attend for smaller class sizes. I had full scholarship offers to other colleges, but chose Westminster because it fit what I need for my college experience.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus patrol 24 hours a day

    Bang for the buck

    Great school but a little pricey

    What to do for fun

    Skiing, biking, shopping, friends, exploring.

    Food and Dining

    Not just your cafeteria style dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorm selection process. Apartment style is the best!

    Academic Rigor

    Great personal teaching experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't feel threatened by the prestige of the school.

    In three sentences

    West minster is a great school located in the beautiful Rocky Mountians. The teachers and class is very relaxed and personal allowing for the best learning experience.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Westminster offers so many clubs and extracurricular activities. Since the campus is only 20 minutes from the mountains, there are weekend trips available every month. This includes everything from snowboarding to rock climbing trips down to Southern Utah. The gym offers a rock climbing wall that's great for quick climbs between classes. Also, the fitness center offers free fitness classes for students. This includes yoga, cycling, Zumba, and more. Associated Students of Westminster College (ASWC) offers lots of activities outside the class setting such as dances, movies, clubs, and more. Clubs are available for all interests.

    Food and Dining

    I eat a Shaw everyday I'm taking classes. It's at the center of campus and convenient and quick. There are hot meals prepared for breakfast, lunch , and dinner. Shaw also offers a salad and sandwich bar, as well as necessary grocery items. The food is fresh and tasty. The seating area around Shaw is open and friendly. There is also seating outside for beautiful fall and spring days. The Bassis Center was just completed this semester and includes and open study space and coffee shop. The coffee is supplied by local roasters of the Sugarhouse community in Salt Lake City.

    Dorm Life

    I have not had the opportunity to live in the dorms but I do have several friends that do. Most of the dorms have private rooms with shared bathrooms. RA's are friendly and plan activities for the dorm residents. All the dorm are up to date, in fact Westminster just completed the building of a new off campus dorm just blocks from campus. It's a beautiful building that feels like you are on your own but you still have the support of your fellow students and the school.

    Academic Rigor

    While classes are challenging, the professors really want to see you succeed. Classroom sizes are no bigger than about 25 students, with the average being 18 students. Tutoring is free to all students. Most of the teachers give their personal cell numbers to the students for those weekend questions you might have while doing homework. There is a lot expected of you as a student but the teachers won't leave you in the dust.

    Tips for prospective students

    Westminster gives you so many opportunities to explore your interests and seek out a degree that matters to you. The academic advisors get to know you and are able to help tailor your school schedule to what needs to be done as well as what you are passionate about. There are so many opportunities to be a part of this campus community and to enjoy the fun outdoors that Utah has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Westminster College will prepare you for the world after college. The teachers are passionate, available, and genuinely want to see you succeed. It's a small campus where you feel like you are part of the campus community and your peers have your back.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Very active campus

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do. Student Life is very active and you are right near all the top ski resorts.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of choices to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great I would suggest it your first year.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a great school. I love it here and am glad I chose to go here. I give the school a 4.5 star rating.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great. The campus is strict because of local Mormon laws.

    Great for these types of students

    People who need small class size. Snowboarders,skiers, people who like a safe environment.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have the money go for it! Otherwise it may be better to go somewhere else for the first two years and transfer. I am only a freshman and haven't decided on an area of study but I think aviation would be worth the four years.

    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding and skiing of course! I don't have the money for going out but there is great shopping and restaurants and concerts. Its not so much fun without a car as the city is not within walking distance. They have a rental car on campus but it ends up costing.

    Food and Dining

    For me the dining plan was a rip off. I went for the Gold plan and ran out before the semester was over and so did most my friends. I had to take out a private loan to pay for food in cash and then it included tax!

    Dorm Life

    I took a single room but it is way too small. Make sure to get your dorm selection in early and check out the apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a good challenge but you have to make your own uses of resources and advocacy if you have learning disabilities. The teacher to student ratio is awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really check out your bill before attending and make sure you have the full amount accounted for before you get on campus. It is very expensive and I already wish I had gone somewhere less so.

    In three sentences

    Salt lake City is great, economy is good, its clean, but has some of the worst air pollution in the USA. The campus is beautiful and in a nice residential location near a little downtown area. They are just finishing a new sophomore apartment building with restaurants and offices.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. This is really important to a commuter like me who goes to and from school via bike. Westminster and the area surrounding it is very safe!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is non-existent here, in case you were wondering.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities you can find on campus are great at getting you involved with the school, the Sugarhouse area, and sometimes even the Salt Lake City area. It is a great place to start making friends and connections!

    Great for these types of students

    It is an awesome school for active, social, outdoors-inclined students. It is also ideal for people looking for small class sizes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bottom level of the library has two designated quiet rooms. Not many know however that both of these rooms have Nintendo Wii's available for student use.

    Bang for the buck

    While expensive, you won't regret going to Westminster. It is a great environment that gives you an outstanding quality of education.

    What to do for fun

    There are a handful of outdoor activities you can participate in: rock climbing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and camping to name just a few. The Sugarhouse area offers a variety of places for students to study or hang out at. As for Downtown, the shopping is great, and there are a bunch of cool historic and interesting sites, not to mention the awesome food options down there!

    Food and Dining

    The food is expensive and bland. Luckily for returning and new students however, the school is finding a new food provider next year. This will bring more organic and local food options to students.

    Dorm Life

    Despite living off campus my freshman year, I did pick up on a few things. If you intend to live in the apartment style dorms, realize that you are going to have to have a little more initiative when it comes to talking to students in your classes. Unlike those living in traditional style dorms, you don't really have a common room that allows for floor mates to connect, study, and hang-out together in quite the same way.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here are demanding, but they are nothing to be intimidated by. With proper time management and organization, it is more than possible to do very well in your classes. If you have any questions or issues, your professors are typically more than happy to talk with you during their flexible office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    If at all possible, live in the dorms your freshman year- it makes a difference! However, if commuting is what you will be doing, don't worry! Get involved in clubs and activities. Also, take time to explore the area around you, the mountains and city have so much to offer.

    In three sentences

    Westminster College is a school with a great reputation in the Salt Lake area that is an excellent choice for students that are active and/or those who seek more than lecture style classes from the start. Additionally, the school has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030, which I happen to find amazing and admirable. This is a school with a lot to offer, with a prime location, small class sizes and knowledgable /helpful professors, what more could you want?

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe. Idk of any horror stories.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can do whatever you want I cant even name all the clubs. But there is always something to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    I've heard Westminster called an A school for B students. I don't like the phrase but it is great for naturally smart, committed people, who exist for more than school. We're also called the Harvard of the Mid-West. You get a great education with less demand. So the smart and laid-back (slacker) meshes well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the beginning of the year we have a campus wide capture the flag game. It's pretty much the amazing; I think of Community's paintball episodes. We also have quiddich matches, a small consolation for not getting into Hogwarts.

    Bang for the buck

    Our hiring percentage post graduation is remarkably high. When you consider your employ-ability, education, and social promise the cost seems more bearable.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone around here does winter sports. If you don't you will not go wanting. There's always a cool event, free food somewhere, and almost anywhere you'd want to go is in walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    Shaw is ridiculously terrible! However, rumor is they will be leaving soon.

    Dorm Life

    If you come here live on campus. Throw yourself into the experience. It also helps you form the bonds with other students. They do a good job matching you with compatible people. I've only seen a few Oscar and Felix-es.

    Academic Rigor

    The academia level fluctuates. It varies between subjects, teachers, and student aptitude. What I enjoy is that it's definitely challenged me but it hasn't consumed me.

    Tips for prospective students

    They give out scholarships like candy. Be rigorous in the search but don't stress out. They will help solidify your position regardless of your financial situation.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is in the 'sweet spot.' Here that means snowboarding but I mean that it's the holy trinity of schooling, student life, and future promises. I mean that in my experience it offers a lot in all three aspects.

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There was a whole presentation on this during orientation. You are very safe -- there is campus patrol that is available to escort you after dark, help with car troubles, and any other emergency that may come up. There's also blue emergency poles around campus: you pull the handle and an alarm goes off, making that pole flash bright blue. I've never heard of anyone using it.

    Greek Life

    Next to none.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs available to suit your interests -- and if there isn't, you should start one! Activities are constant (to the point that getting emails about them starts to get annoying).

    Great for these types of students

    skiiers snowboarders rock climbers outdoorsy types

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school, you can expect higher tuition. (albeit, this school's price can be quite staggering without a scholarship.) However, Westminster offers some financial perks: free local transportation, access to hundreds of databases that you would normally pay for, an exciting May Term, a writing lab, discounted ski passes, and other interesting things.

    What to do for fun

    Your options are limitless! With the beautiful outdoor Utah surrounding you, there's no end to physical activity. There are weekly trips to the mountains to ski, snowboard, river raft, hike, camp, rock climb, or just explore. The campus is also close to the Capitol Theater, which offers endless performances by Ballet West, Utah Opera & others, Broadway Theatre, and other culturally rich experiences. Art, History, Science museums, Music venues, football games at the U -- you won't be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at Westminster isn't bad at all. It offers healthy, diverse choices. But even that is easy to get sick of. Luckily, though, there are lots of place in the surrounding Sugarhouse and Downtown area that will give you plenty of life's spice -- literally and figuratively.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I'm not sure about this -- I've only lived off campus. From my observations, the dorms look like a lot of fun, and a great place to make friends. However, most upperclassmen choose to rent college owned houses off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Although Westminster offers a high tier education, it gives plenty of space for the average student. While its nice to have a solid GPA, that's not everything here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose Westminster College as the place for you, I would definitely encourage you to learn/participate in a snow sport. With most of the school year being in snowy months, most people will be heading to the peaks. Also, take time to get to know the city. The campus is small, so most of your great memories will take place in the history-rich downtown SLC.

    In three sentences

    Westminster College is a great place if you love the outdoors, a close knit community, and want a good foundation for a career or grad school. The small campus is nestled in the Wasatch mountains, providing excellent opportunities for skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and much more. Its small campus allows you to really get to know your professors and classmates -- you'll make friends for life.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have heard mixed reviews about the patrollers from others and I have to say they all seemed really nice to me, I knew some of them pretty well, and they all were committed to equitable treatment of all student, faculty, and staff regardless of gender, age, sex, etc. My transgender friend never complained about the way they treated her. As far as how safe the campus is, the thing that is most often stolen apparently happens to be bicycles. Pretty much everything else is safe most of the time and I have heard of very, very few threats of any other kind.

    Greek Life

    There's no such thing at Westminster. No frats, no sororities. Zilch. The only Greek things are the honoraries.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for nearly everything and anything. Many of them are actually well maintained and the school does try to support them financially so you probably won't have to do a bake sale every other week.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to have a well balanced education that encompasses a great deal of topics and that are hoping to get into higher academia. In other words, if you have a one track mind and want to hop into work right out of college (which is no problem in my book), don't go here because you're the opposite of the right type.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as private liberal arts colleges go Westminster seems fairly standard. I can't reliably compare the experience to a public school though.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities between athletics, student organizations, campus wide events, etc. and since a lot of the departments are small you will probably make friends with at least a few people and be able to go out into Salt Lake proper where there's actually a decent amount of stuff to do. If you are in the mood for a pub, particularly Irish, I recommend MacCool's :)

    Food and Dining

    Unless they get rid of Sodexo, don't bother with the food. Sodexo is a horrible waste of space, and it isn't even the employees and managers so much as the corporate handling of the account, so don't expect things to change.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but I had plenty of friends that did and there were a wide range of opinions. I have to say the rooms looked nice, but I heard enough horror stories to be disinterested.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are on par for rigor with my other college experiences and are tough enough that you actually have to show up and do things. The professors are (generally) really helpful though so things aren't overly burdensome either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do you general education and liberal core stuff somewhere else. Save yourself the money. Further, most of the LE courses at Westmini are actually taught by adjuncts who really aren't all that great as a general rule. However, be careful where you do you gen eds, because the registrar's office is very uptight about transfers. While you are at it, fill your foreign language requirement elsewhere too. Also make sure the Westminster department/major you are looking at is worthwhile for your pursuits. As an example, and a just warning, the Computer Science department is not as wonderful as they wish.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a nice place, in many regards. But it is more about preparing someone for higher academia, graduate level pursuits, than it is about practical education. Go here if you want to get into grad school, don't go here if you want a job when you are finished.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Great on campus events

    Food and Dining

    Not familiar

    Academic Rigor

    The programs are not for those who want to float through. I will challenge you and reward you in ways that will ultimately give you opportunities you don't expect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time to discover it WC is a good fit for your goals.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a top rated college for the are of study I am focusing on. It has great faculty and out of class events that will benefit my coursework substantially.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Westminster College has a number of NAIA and intramural activities as well as numerous outdoor- and theater-related events to add to the enjoyment of campus life.

    Food and Dining

    Westminster College does food right. Events are catered beautifully and on-campus dining is open and inviting for all students, day and evening.

    Dorm Life

    The new living spaces are located in the beautiful and secluded Westminster Campus and at the same time right in the heart of Sugar House, Utah. They are near public transportation as well as beautiful Sugar House Park.

    Academic Rigor

    Thanks to small classes and academic programs, professors are better able to spend individual time with students, allowing them to push them inside and outside the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up, because this private school is expensive. Live on campus and take part in extracurricular activities.

    In three sentences

    Westminster College has a small, intimate campus that is easy to navigate as well as safe. The Masters of Business Administration program is small enough that professors and students are able to get to know each other. The program offers wonderful networking opportunities with businesses and entrepreneurs in the community.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do! join a club or go snow boarding

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know all your professors and don't be afraid to ask questions

    In three sentences

    The school has a wonderful learning environment and i have enjoyed the faculty and meet new students

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It feels very safe. The campus patrol is always willing to walk you to your car if you don't feel safe. Sugarhouse is a nice neighborhood!

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have quite a variety, from Christian clubs to Environmental Clubs. I am excited to get involved in several of the clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Willing to work hard, outdoorsy, fun, well-rounded, ambitious

    Bang for the buck

    I was able to get all of the cost except for about $5000 paid for. I have a few small outside scholarships. The financial aid office is very helpful in walking you through your awards! Talk to them and consider your options. They really want you to go to their school!

    What to do for fun

    I love going out for frozen yogurt at TCBY, going to the various shopping malls close by, or just walking around Sugar House! It's a gorgeous area and there is SO much to do!

    Food and Dining

    I love the food! There is a new provider (Bon Appetit) this year! They have a variety of options! There are sandwiches (kind of Subway style), a salad bar, a dessert bar, a grill (design your own burger and things), comfort food and pizza. The food is decently priced. Some things are a little expensive, but I hear that the prices will go up next year, so that is something to keep in mind.

    Dorm Life

    I am in the apartment style dorms, and they are very nice! There are 6 rooms in each apartment, with 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. It is nice to have the extra space and the kitchen for making your own food! So far our hall is a party hall, so I haven't gotten to know everyone, but as the year progresses I am sure I will.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors program right now, and it is definitely a challenge. The purpose of the Honors program is to replace the normal liberal arts classes with 7 Honors courses. They are all challenging and make you think on a deeper level. They teach great skills and make you learn how to learn. The year is just starting and I am already getting out of my comfort zone and learning how to learn! Also, most of my classes are group work based. The teachers are helpful, but a lot of it is self-study, and all classes are under 30 students. It's not the typical lecture hall style, so be prepared to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well in school! If you are a good student, Westminster is VERY generous with financial aid. Also, apply to the Honors Program. There are scholarships for that as well. Visiting the campus and meeting with an admissions counselor really helped me solidfy my decision. For months I was not sure where to go, and then I went to the college tour and I fell in love!

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a community of learners and thinkers. It is so diverse and everyone can find people to connect with. There is plenty to do and get involved in!

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus patrol does an amazing job monitoring the campus, and is readily available upon call.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not an option at Westminster; however, the University of Utah allows Westminster students to join its Greek Life should that be something someone is interested in doing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities available on and off campus that if there is not something that peaks your interest it would be quite surprising. If that is the case, however, the option of starting your own organization is readily available.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have high academic expectations, enjoy a tight-knit community, and love nature and being outdoors then this is your perfect school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the main traditions during freshmen year is to climb on top of Converse Hall...completely worth the adrenaline rush and the view.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private liberal arts school, the tuition at Westminster is relatively pricey. However, most students receive bountiful financial aid packages which lower costs dramatically. In the end, the academic, extracurricular, social, and recreational opportunities make the cost of attending Westminster well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Located in the center of Sugarhouse, there are endless opportunities to have fun. In addition to the hundreds of on campus events the school offers, students can walk five minutes into the sugarhouse shopping district and be exposed to various restaurants, thrift shops, and stores. Access to free public transportation allows students to travel anywhere in Salt Lake City, a few fun locations being downtown and the Gateway shopping center. There are always concerts and festivals going on. In addition, there are many ski resorts all within an hour of campus, so the possibilites for winter and summer outdoor recreation are endless.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, the food here is not great. It is very expensive for the quality of food provided, and it is extremely difficult to eat healthy due to a lack of nutritious options. There is also little variety, but the cafeteria has been teaming up with the environmental center to provided more options that are organic, local, fair trade, and humane, so hopefully the future holds a more positive outlook on the food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here can be summed up in one word: fun. Residents are offered the opportunity to create friendships with other residents through community programs and activities. Living in the dorms can be crazy and messy at times, and boring and quiet at the other, but in retrospective, it is an awesome experience that you do not want to pass up.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are quite demanding and require effort outside of the classroom. The liberal education required courses are less rigorous, and often the professors for these classes are not completely dedicated to teaching the material; however, in the higher division and specialized classes, professors are nurturing and attend to individual needs. These classes also require more academically, but also offer more to students.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a small school and people will come to know who you are. Professors attend to your individual needs and faculty will recognize you at the cafeteria. Make a good name for yourself and the school should you choose to come here because your actions will be noticed.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a positive and encouraging educational institution. Small class sizes allow for personal interaction with professors, and a vast multitude of clubs and organizations allow students to become involved on campus and in the community. The school's location in the Sugarhouse district provides a variety of off campus activities, ranging from shopping to hiking and skiing, for students to participate in.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Environmentally aware, outdoorsy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Earth day.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent professors and a wonderful learning environment.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor club for snowboarding, hiking, rafting etc.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo isn't that great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here if you love the outdoors.

    In three sentences

    Great campus with awesome teachers who care and small classes.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I know campus security, they are friendly people, and they make me feel really secure, especially when I see the blonde lady riding her bike when I come out of my night classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everyone is really excepting. So, if you want to make a club, do it.

    Great for these types of students

    Freethinkers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Take a picture with Aunt Em. Just do it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's small, so exploring isn't really an option. But the classes make up for it with the intense focus on students.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, chill in the coffee shop. Workout at HWAC. Whateve's.

    Food and Dining

    Shaw is okay, on it's best days. But hot dang those croissants!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus (yet) but from what I've seen, it is excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough enough that it makes you think, but loose enough that you don't feel suffocated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your work. The professors might care, but there should be no reason you ask for an extension, or not turn in the assignment

    In three sentences

    It is really enjoyable. The students and professors really care about your success. The whole college is like a family that knows everything!

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Utah. Anything outdoors really. Most of the people at this school are very outdoorsy.

    Food and Dining

    shaw food fills people up but it is terrible. lots of options sure but bad quality and not the healthiest. coffee shop is pretty good though.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments are nice. Living in dorms you get to meet a lot of people and that is how most of the people become friends. Be warned that you begin to see cliques

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers really are on top of the students work and with grading.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to see the same people over and over again. Go to class, it really isn't that bad. Be friendly with everyone, teachers and students.

    In three sentences

    The classes are small so the students get more attention which, depending on how you look at it, is pretty nice because the teachers are more open to helping you. Close relationships with a lot of the campus.. more difficult for commuter students. Overall, good, small school.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who thrive in an environment where you can make meaningful connections with your teachers and your peers.

    What to do for fun

    Wild Wednesday all the way! Every Wednesday there is something awesome going on, I even played in a qudditich tournament once! The plays and sporting events are free to get into, and you can stop by the concierge desk for discounts for all sorts of stuff to do around Salt Lake, and you can get there by taking the bus (your student ID card works as a UTA pass and its free for you!)

    Food and Dining

    There were lots of options, and many were organic or healthy, but there was never a lack of hamburgers and ice cream for when I was in a junky mood. My only grievance is that I found it to be more expencive than many of the other campuses I've been on.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know really because I lived at home, but I had friends who lived on campus and were very satisfied. It is a wet campus, which means that they allow alcohol in the dorms if you are over 21, which is cool if you're in to that.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very rigors. Westminster sets the bar high, but they also hand you a steeping stool to reach it. My favorite part was my relationship with the teachers. It wasn't intimidating to ask for help because they knew me. They would walk past me in the hall and stop to ask how I was doing on that one project or assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about the price!! Westminster is expensive, but they offer lots of scholarships to off set the cost. I got a half tuition merit scholarship automatically for my GPA and ACT score as well, and i know you can get full ride if your scores are really high. My advice is to apply even if you have no idea how you'll pay for it, and see what they can give you.

    In three sentences

    An intimate environment, you know your professors and they know you. The small size of the school allows you to make the kind of connections you wouldn't make at a larger school. Great school, but limited options.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Because Westminster is the only wet campus in Utah, the school is very preconscious with safety. During your orientation as a freshman, you will be given the Campus Patrol #. You can call this number any time on camps, and we also have campus alarms, in which a patrol officer will be alerted to assist you. They even offer to walk you to your car if you are frightened.

    Greek Life

    Westminster does not have fraternities or sonorities.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 55 clubs available as well as intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who like to make an effort and love to feel accomplished. Westminster has endless opportunities to make friends, build your resume, and excel as a student. All you need is willingness and effort to help you excel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an event every year when you can play quiddich as a Cross-Country runner is painted gold to play the stitch.

    Bang for the buck

    Westminster is the most expensive college in Utah, but, to me, it is worth every penny. They provide excellent and affordable financial aid, and the quality of education is hard to beat. You will receive close experience with top-of-the-line professors and have access to wonderful resources. You have the opportunities to make your education the best you want it to be. You will not regret a degree at Westminster.

    What to do for fun

    We have events every week called our Wild Wednesday, which are always a blast. You have access to endless clubs on campus, and recieve emails for every speaker or event that is going on. Not to mention, you have an unlimited UTA pass to explore Salt Lake City.

    Food and Dining

    We have slim options for our small campus. We have Griff's Roost, which provides delicious coffee and snacks such as yummy breads and fruit cups. We also have Shaw, the cafeteria. You have the options of fresh wraps and sandwiches, salads, quesadillas and burritos, chicken strips, fries, and a meal that changes everyday. The students who live on campus get bored of the mediocre food quickly, and the prices run high. However, if you live on campus, you will be required to get a meal plan that provides you with an abundance of money for the year.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live on campus, but the students who do really seem to get to know each other quickly. This is the best way to stay involved on campus because we have many late night events that I was unable to attend because of my 45 minute commute.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be challenged. This isn't high school any more, so please take your classes seriously. Papers and exams are an extraordinary chunk of your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Westminster's Programs are very vigorous and get straight to the point of what you'd like to do. I would suggest being prepared on what route you want to take, and what you'd like to study to prevent taking an extra semester.

    In three sentences

    Westminster College is challenging with high expectations from your professors. It also is very personable, with classes capped at 27 students, and I assure you and your professor will get to know one another. It is a great place to meet people as 55% of students are from out of state.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Will personally walk you to your car if you are leaving campus late at night or anytime for that matter.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, outgoing types.

    What to do for fun

    Skiing and snowboarding.

    Food and Dining

    Great cafeteria choices.

    Dorm Life

    Don't have a dorm but have heard good things from fellow students.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard classes but very caring and smart professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Westminster College offers the best education one can get. Don't hesitate just apply, you will not be disappointed in the education offered here.

    In three sentences

    The best professors on the planet! Most beautiful campus in the inter-mountain west. Overall, the best school I have ever attended.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel incredibly safe here, and the numbers of Campus Patrol and the RA's are everywhere, so it's easy to get in touch with people if you're feeling unsafe for any reason.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are /loads/ of clubs and activities, and it's really easy to start your own if you want to.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back, friendly, academically inclined, well- really any kind of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Utah Jazz used to practice at Payne Gym, there are some fantastic ghost and founder legends about the place, there's a statue of Auntie Em, that you rub the cheek of for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    It's very expensive, but it's worth every dollar easily, and they help out a /ton/.

    What to do for fun

    Sugar House is the community that Westminster is located in, and there's so much to do, it's crazy. There's a dollar theater, some great shopping, loads of clubs and activities, rock climbing, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, you can volunteer in the gardens and get some amazing organic vegetables and eggs from the hen coop, the theater and music programs are phenomenal... There's always something going on, and it's a blast going to everything.

    Food and Dining

    They just got a new company to run the food, and it's fantastic. There's a good variety, and it's all really well prepared.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are absolutely amazing, and everyone on my floor gets along /really/ well. We were all best friends within the first week of school, and it's a really accepting area. Everyone got the perfect roommate that signed up for them.

    Academic Rigor

    You're supposed to take between 12-16 credits, and there aren't any classes on Fridays, so it's a short week with awesome schedules, and the teachers are really amazing and helpful. There's a good load of homework, but you definitely have the time to do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get a job and explore Sugar House. There's so much available if you check it out, I'm definitely in love with it.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is absolutely amazing with fantastic staff, students, campus, everything. It's gorgeous beyond belief and incredibly comfortable; everyone gets along splendidly. The only downside is the cost, but they are more than helpful with all of the scholarships and work study they provide.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hiking, camping, partying, concerts, shopping, and the tons of free events on campus and throughout SLC that are offered.

    Food and Dining

    SO MUCH BETTER THIS YEAR! The food is healthy and delicious. Sometimes it gets repetative, but still no complaints.

    Dorm Life

    AMAZING! But be careful with the RAs, play it safe, and run off campus if faced with a sticky situation.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, after the first week of classes you will be overwhelmed, but by the third week you'll know what professors expect, what homework you actually have to do, how to study, etc. and its simple.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make it. Choose to be active on campus, participate, do your homework, mix your nightlife up with different people, experience new things with hiking, concerts, shopping, cooking, and yes drinking. Just choose to get the most out of your college and you will.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Westminster College as an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. At first I wanted a big school far from home and I was pleasantly surprised with Westminster. Although, it is a little bit like high school because of the size, you can tell everything is focused around the students, with small, hands on classes, free tutoring, free gym classes, free and fun events, etc.

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's pretty average, but I don't ever feel unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots.

    Great for these types of students

    Liberal and/ or conservative, outgoing, personable, and up-close and personal.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go explore! I'm not going to ruin it for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the price. Similar schools charge at least 15 grand a year more, and they don't necessarily have better programs.

    What to do for fun

    The college is constantly putting on different events and buying out venues for students. THere's an entire commission devoted to student activities and involvement, and it's a five minute walk from the Sugarhouse district. There's a dollar theater, shopping center, grocerie store, toys-r-us, and plenty else.

    Food and Dining

    Leaves some things to be desired. They've just transfered to a new vendor called Bon Appetite. It's alright, but the food really isn't all that exciting for the price.

    Dorm Life

    Epic.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors put you to the test here, but it really depends on what you're looking to get out of it. If you sit in back and don't participate, they'll put as much work into it as you do. But if you really want to do well, I haven't met a single professor yet who won't go out of their way to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus at least your first year. It's worth it. For me it provided an opportunity for financial stability and personal development. And speaking from personal experience, living off campus severely diminishes your ability to make friends and establish connections. It's well worth it.

    In three sentences

    Westminster is a gem, kind of overshadowed by the University of Utah and BYU. It has amazing world class programs, and for a great price. $29K per year may sound like a lot, but it's pretty low considering it's ranking as a private school, plus they give out millions in scholarships every year.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Westminster is in the heart of Sugarhouse which is wonderful. Sugarhouse has so many local restaurants, shops and events that you will actually feel a part of the community. I've lived here for years and I still find new places down the street from Westminster that I didn't even know existed! It is such a fun accelctic piece of Utah that you will never be bored. Utah also has the most breathtaking mountains that gives us all a reason to snowboard, ski, hike, bike, and even go river running. Westminster's Outdoor Recreation program offers free and discounted trips all year long for advanced and beginning students to enjoy the wonderful outdoors and get a real sense of what Utah is all about.

    Food and Dining

    Westminster just partnered with a great new catering company that actually has quality food. The workers are so diligent about providing local, sustainable food and communicate with us how far away our food came from. We finally have vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options! I never see a person with a frown or unprepared to answer one of my questions, because I tend to have many due to my picky eating. I have been very pleased by the dining and I actually eat on campus now!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the 'dorms' throughout my time at Westminster because I lived so close to campus already. I highly recommend the residence halls at Westminster because it brings you a lot closer to friends you may not have met otherwise. The Resident Advisers are awesome, they are always coming up with socials for the halls and really want to see the students engage outside of the classroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Westminster College gives you the tools you need to find academic success because it is unlike any other college. Instead of pounding your skull into a textbook they make you think critically to analyze real world problems. I have found that my learning has increased exponentially from hands on projects to discussion forums to amazing experiences I wouldn't be able to find anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise prospective students to ask as many questions as they can because the professors, faculty, and students always have the answers. Throughout my time at Westminster College I found that the more questions I asked, the more I loved the school. I developed a strong drive and passion for my studies here by asking questions and meeting people with stories, insights and inspiration to help me reach my goals.

    In three sentences

    Westminster College is personalized and truly augments academic excellence. When you are a student at Westminster you barely have to look for opportunities, they literally will be flying towards you every single day. As the old saying goes, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear, and believe me as a Westminster student you will always be ready, and your teachers will help you every step of the way to reach your dreams.

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can call campus patrol at anytime and they will escort you to anywhere on the campus. The whole two blocks of it.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs on campus and there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    art majors business majors english majors humanities music theatre

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is no class on fridays for the majority of people which is very nice.

    Bang for the buck

    Its very expensive even with scholarships. The meal plan you have to buy you don't even use all of it and after the year the money disappears.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of on campus activities at night mostly and Sugarhouse has lots of things to do and its all within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not my favorite. Since the cafeteria is small there isn't much variety on a given day. They always have pizza, sandwiches and a salad bar everyday and there are two things that vary every few days. It is also extremely expensive when you buy certain things. If you want fruit don't buy it here!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, the bathrooms smell pretty bad, but apartment style is much nicer that the traditional dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    My first semester has been a breeze. I rarely have homework and the tests are super easy. I didn't take easy classes either, and I still haven't learned much.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wanting to major in something in the english/art/business field westminster is great. But if you want to go the harder science/math route I wouldn't reccomend westminster. Also there are lots of liberal arts credits that must be completed in order to earn a diploma that really don't peak my interest much and seem like a waste of my time. Something to think about.

    In three sentences

    From my experience westminster is a much smaller school than I originally realized. There are only two sections of certain classes making it difficult to create a schedule. If I could do it again I would go to a slightly bigger school because in some subjects there are only two teachers.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ski, snowboard, join clubs

    Food and Dining

    the food is good. there are a lot of new things this year. my favorite is the sandwich bar.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms. However, i know many people that did and i hear lost of positive things. i wish i could have had the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging. The expectation are high. There is always help for those who want it.

    In three sentences

    Westminster has amazing accommodations, and staff that are always willing to help. The education quality is top notch. The best part is that my biggest class to date was 30 students.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food provided at the school is delicious. It culminates a wide variety of tastes and cuisine. All the food is of top quality.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fantastic! People here are friendly and outgoing making living on campus enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

    Academic Rigor

    Westminster is a fantastic school that challenges students academically. All teaching practices that are demonstrated by staff are developmentally appropriate, and unique to them. Classes are difficult, but passable.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Patrol watches everything

    Greek Life

    You can join the different frats at the University of Utah we currently don't have any.

    Clubs and Activities

    A club for anything and you can create your own club if you have a few friends who want the club/

    Great for these types of students

    People who don't want to be just a number at a school but want to be a face and have a name.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wild Wednesday, free activities for students to meet people. Stress less finals week, free food and activities to get your mind off the stress during finals.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but you are getting a very personal education.

    What to do for fun

    Living close to the city is nice. There are many local shops to go to and dining choices in the area. A lot of nice coffee shops to study at with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is a catering service that give healthy choices. The sandwiches and wraps are my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are nice and the buildings are big. You learn to love who you live with.

    Academic Rigor

    It is work, but work pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to use the resources that are offered on campus. They will help you and are free!!

    In three sentences

    I love the small class sizes. The flight training here is very one and one. The professors are all willing to help.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are ski resorts only 30 minutes away, there is an indoor climbing wall. and There are nice indoor pools and hot tubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food places on campus are good, but tend to serve the same things a lot.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, especially if you are willing to spend more money for them. And if you have issues with your room mates than they will work with you to move you to a different dorm room.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great. They are challenging but there are many opportunities to get help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Be friendly and approachable. Maybe take up skiing or snowboarding, because that is what everyone does.

    In three sentences

    This school is so helpful and open to doing anything they can to help the students to succeed. The classes are small so the professors can interact with each student more. And the social scene is great!

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus, and if you don't for some reason, campus security has no problem coming to escort you to your destination at any time!

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life, so that means no stereotypical Frat boys and sorority girls!

    Clubs and Activities

    Make sure to join, perform in, or see the Vagina Monologues!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy students and students who have dreams that they want to achieve.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's the best little picnic table hidden off the path that goes between Malouf and Shaw. So quiet and peaceful. Or sit by they creek if you enjoy listening to running water while you study.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is worth the individualized experience you receive.

    What to do for fun

    There's something for everyone! Join clubs, go to Wild Wednesdays, and try to meet as many people as you can!

    Food and Dining

    Overpriced but getting better.

    Dorm Life

    Could be better. They're working on improving things, but it's just not the best situation.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes will challenge you, but in the end, you'll look back and realize just how much you learned and how worth it it was.

    Tips for prospective students

    Respect your profs from day one! It's a small campus, everyone will know if you have a reputation, and you'll usually have the same professor multiple times.

    In three sentences

    Best place if you want your teachers to actually know you and care about your success. Your not just a face in the crowd here, you're on a first name basis with almost every faculty you meet.