A Cultural Hub
Discover Arts & Music
See a Cezanne. Find a hidden jazz club. Walk among street art. Be moved by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Art, music, and culture are yours for the finding.
A Place to Feast
A Foodie Paradise
Home to a new generation of America’s top chefs, globally inspired cuisine, and countless neighborhood farmers markets—there is a seat for you at the table in Philadelphia.
A Walking History Lesson
Trace the Founders' Footsteps
Roam the streets of Philadelphia’s “Old City” where America’s forefathers dreamed of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
A City for Families
Fun & Games for All
A world-class zoo, the Please Touch Museum, Museum of Natural Sciences, great schools, and over 300 neighborhood parks—Philly is a city where families flourish.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Miles of Green Space
Green space abounds in America’s largest urban park: Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. Other nearby destinations offer opportunities for apple picking, hiking, and beautiful ways to explore creation
A Cultural Hub
Discover Arts & Music
See a Cezanne. Find a hidden jazz club. Walk among street art. Be moved by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Art, music, and culture are yours for the finding.
A Place to Feast
A Foodie Paradise
Home to a new generation of America’s top chefs, globally inspired cuisine, and countless neighborhood farmers markets—there is a seat for you at the table in Philadelphia.
A Walking History Lesson
Trace the Founders' Footsteps
Roam the streets of Philadelphia’s “Old City” where America’s forefathers dreamed of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
A City for Families
Fun & Games for All
A world-class zoo, the Please Touch Museum, Museum of Natural Sciences, great schools, and over 300 neighborhood parks—Philly is a city where families flourish.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Miles of Green Space
Green space abounds in America’s largest urban park: Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. Other nearby destinations offer opportunities for apple picking, hiking, and beautiful ways to explore creation
Find a place to call home while you thrive and grow as you prepare for ministry.
Find a place to call home while you thrive and grow as you prepare for ministry.
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Glenside: The closest neighborhood to Westminster, life in Glenside is centrally located, only a short walk or drive to Westminster. Love it for convenience and affordability. Single family homes, apartments, duplexes, ~5 minute drive to WTS.

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Ambler:Historic theater, shops, restaurants, and walkable downtown give Ambler some urban flare outside the city. Love it for small-town vibes. Single family homes, apartments, duplexes, ~15 minute drive from WTS.

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Chestnut Hill: Historic cobblestone streets are lined with shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and farmers markets. Love it for walkability and urban charm. Found here: apartments, duplexes, carriage houses, ~12 minute drive from WTS.

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Blue Bell: Rolling hills, farms, and horse stables make Blue Bell a picturesque place to reside, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Love it for wide open space. Single family homes, carriage houses, ~15 minute drive from WTS.

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Montgomeryville:Easy access to gyms, grocery stores, and Merry Mead Farms makes this suburb a convenient spot for everyday life. Love it for easy access to everything. Single family homes, apartments, ~20 minute drive from WTS

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Wayne:One town along Philadelphia’s historic Main Line, here you’ll find lots of green space met with suburban conveniences: restaurants, grocery stores, and more. Love it for family-friendly living. Single family homes, apartments, ~20 minute drive from WTS.

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Fairmount:Art, music, food, and access to urban parks abound in Fairmount! Love it for culture at your fingertips. Apartments and duplexes, ~20 minute drive from WTS.

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Manayunk: An urban center on the outskirts of the city, Manayunk is a city-dweller’s haven not too far from Westminster. Love it for a diverse community of young professionals. Apartments and duplexes, ~15 minute drive from WTS.

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Fishtown: Home to all the coolest restaurants, music venues, and beer gardens, there’s always something going down in Fishtown! Love it for taking hip to a whole new level. Apartments and duplexes, ~35 minute drive from WTS.

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Center City: Everything the city has to offer, right out your front door -- diverse population, world-class restaurants, shopping, and easy access to public transportation. Love it for true city living! ~40 min train ride from WTS.

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University City: Home to University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, and many more universities. Love it for being the learning hub of Philly! ~30 minute drive from WTS

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Old City: A walk back in time, historic Old City is home to Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin’s home, and the Liberty Bell. This is a must-visit area, but not ideal for a daily commute. Love it for a weekend visit! ~45 minute train ride from WTS.

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Valley Forge: Walk for miles on the sprawling fields of Valley Forge National Park where the George Washington & our nation's continental congress were encamped during the American Revolution. Love it for evoking patriotism while getting your steps in! ~45 min drive from WTS.

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Willow Grove A friendly neighbor to Glenside that provides a mall and many quick eats. Love it for shopping! ~10 minute drive from WTS

Find Your Neighborhood

Explore the boroughs of Philly and the surrounding neighborhoods to find a place you might call home

THE WESTMINSTER EXPERIENCE

Westminster’s educational and theological distinctives promise the most robust theological education—but alongside that rich learning experience is a community of students eager to serve, love, grow, and find fellowship with each other inside and outside classroom walls.

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Our students attend a variety of local churches that offer varied ministry opportunities and community fellowship. Find ministry opportunities such as homeless outreach, college outreach, children’s ministry, pastoral internships, and more.

Campus Events:You’ll have an opportunity to participate in weekly chapel, special guest lectures, concerts, and many more engaging events.
Our Annual Preaching Conference:Learn from seasoned pastors like Sinclair Ferguson, Joel Beke, and Kent Hughes in a day-long conference centered around the preached Word.
The Gaffin Lecture:This lecture in biblical or systematic theology honors the work of Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., professor of Biblical and systematic theology, emeritus. Past lecturers include Al Mohler, D.A. Carson, and John Piper.
Weekly Chapels:Join fellow students and faculty each week for worship and a teaching series applicable to Biblical studies and life in ministry.
Women’s Conference:Once a year, the women of Westminster—seminary wives and female students—gather for a day of fellowship, good food, and a teachings by guest speakers such as Nancy Guthrie, Colleen McFadden, and Melissa Kruger.
Fall Picnic:To kick off the academic year, students, faculty, and families gather on the campus lawn for an afternoon of food, face-painting, and fellowship!
Prayer Groups:Students meet with a faculty-led prayer group twice a week to pray for one another.
Student Groups:Westminster offers several students groups, such as Women of Westminster, Chinese and Korean Student Fellowship, Student Choir, and Global Missions Fellowship.

CAMPUS LIFE

Share lunch outside of Machen on a fall day, lend a helping hand when friends move, play a game of pick-up basketball after class, bring someone a meal—community at Westminster is vibrant and  real.

WORLD CLASS RESEARCH

Our library houses over 165,000 volumes and 800 periodicals, with several priceless, historical treasures in the rare book room. With these resources at your fingertips, your research will be academically rigorous, thorough, and precise.

Karin Deussing (MAR):Karin served in a variety of administrative roles before becoming associate dean of students. She meets with students, helps with their requests, and manages many of the student development operations.
Steve Carter (MDiv):Steve served in pastoral ministry and business before becoming dean of students and vice president of campus life. He directs Westminster's support of students, especially encouraging worship and discipleship.
Jesse Ruhl: Jesse is an attorney and serves as associate dean of students, with the primary responsibility of supporting international students. He assists them in obtaining student visas and provides ongoing support on immigration issues.

STUDENT SERVICES

Our student development office provides support, guidance counseling, and logistical assistance in trying times of need. They’re here to help shepard you through your time at Westminster!

THE WESTMINSTER EXPERIENCE

Westminster’s educational and theological distinctives promise the most robust theological education—but alongside that rich learning experience is a community of students eager to serve, love, grow, and find fellowship with each other inside and outside classroom walls.
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MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Our students attend a variety of local churches that offer varied ministry opportunities and community fellowship. Find ministry opportunities such as homeless outreach, college outreach, children’s ministry, pastoral internships, and more.

Campus Events:You’ll have an opportunity to participate in weekly chapel, special guest lectures, concerts, and many more engaging events.
Our Annual Preaching Conference:Learn from seasoned pastors like Sinclair Ferguson, Joel Beke, and Kent Hughes in a day-long conference centered around the preached Word.
The Gaffin Lecture:This lecture in biblical or systematic theology honors the work of Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., professor of Biblical and systematic theology, emeritus. Past lecturers include Al Mohler, D.A. Carson, and John Piper.
Weekly Chapels:Join fellow students and faculty each week for worship and a teaching series applicable to Biblical studies and life in ministry.
Women’s Conference:Once a year, the women of Westminster—seminary wives and female students—gather for a day of fellowship, good food, and a teachings by guest speakers such as Nancy Guthrie, Colleen McFadden, and Melissa Kruger.
Fall Picnic:To kick off the academic year, students, faculty, and families gather on the campus lawn for an afternoon of food, face-painting, and fellowship!
Prayer Groups:Students meet with a faculty-led prayer group twice a week to pray for one another.
Student Groups:Westminster offers several students groups, such as Women of Westminster, Chinese and Korean Student Fellowship, Student Choir, and Global Missions Fellowship.

WORLD CLASS RESEARCH

Our library houses over 165,000 volumes and 800 periodicals, with several priceless, historical treasures in the rare book room. With these resources at your fingertips, your research will be academically rigorous, thorough, and precise.

Karin Deussing (MAR):Karin served in a variety of administrative roles before becoming associate dean of students. She meets with students, helps with their requests, and manages many of the student development operations.
Steve Carter (MDiv):Steve served in pastoral ministry and business before becoming dean of students and vice president of campus life. He directs Westminster's support of students, especially encouraging worship and discipleship.
Jesse Ruhl: Jesse is an attorney and serves as associate dean of students, with the primary responsibility of supporting international students. He assists them in obtaining student visas and provides ongoing support on immigration issues.