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Westminster College (Pennsylvania)

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Westminster College is a private, liberal arts college in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1852, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The student population is approximately 1,307 undergraduate and graduate students.

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. In 2010, Forbes ranked Westminster first in the nation as the "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math." In 2008 36% Westminster's graduating class received their degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)--and unusually, more of those STEM graduates were women than men.

Westminster is located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, a town of 2,466 residents located 50 miles north of Pittsburgh and 80 miles (130 km) south of Erie and Cleveland on a 300-acre campus.