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Westminster College
Established 1852
Type Private
Endowment $71.8 million[1]
Undergraduates 1,480[2]
Location New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Small Town
Colors Blue and White                           
Mascot Titans
Website www.westminster.edu

Westminster College is a liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1852, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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Overview

Westminster is located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, a relatively small town 50 miles (80 km) north of Pittsburgh and 80 miles (130 km) south of Erie and Cleveland on a 300-acre (1.2 km2) campus.

Westminster formed as a result of a meeting on Jan. 21, 1852, between the Ohio and Shenango Presbyteries. In 2009, The Washington Monthly' ranked Westminster College "third in social mobility" among 253 liberal arts colleges.[3] Westminster is ranked 122nd in the nation among "Liberal Arts Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.[2]

The student population is nearly 1,480 undergraduate and graduate students.[2] The college offers 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations.

Athletics

The Westminster Titans compete in NCAA Division III athletics. Before moving to the NCAA, Westminster competed in the NAIA for many years. For a brief period, Westminster was a member of the NCAA Division II GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). The Titans currently are a member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Publications

Westminster has two alumni publications and three student publications. The alumni publications are Westminster College Magazine, which is a quarterly magazine detailing on-campus and alumni activities and Westminster Weekly, a weekly e-mail to alumni, parents, students and other subscribers, containing announcements and press releases.[citation needed]. The student publications include The Holcad, a weekly student-run newspaper, Argo, the student-run yearbook, and Scrawl, a student-run yearly literary magazine.

Student Organizations

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Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) exists primarily for governing and providing entertainment for the student body.[4]

Greek Life

The five social fraternities each have their own off campus house which junior and senior class brothers can live in. Each of the five sororities have their own respective hall in a sorority dorm building on campus that sisters can live in if they chose. The fraternities are: Alpha Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Tau, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Theta Chi. The sororities are: Alpha Gamma Delta, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, Sigma Kappa, and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Notable alumni

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Coordinates: 41°07′09.69″N 80°19′39.60″W / 41.1193583°N 80.327667°W / 41.1193583; -80.327667


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