Westmont College

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955 La Paz Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Phone: (805) 565-6000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Westmont College is a private institution that was founded in 1937. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,346, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 130 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Westmont College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 94. Its tuition and fees are $38,510 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community serving God's kingdom by cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1937
Religious affiliation Christian nondenominational
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $70,245,333


When applying to Westmont College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Westmont College is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66 percent and an early acceptance rate of 85.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Westmont College is 11:1, and the school has 58.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Westmont College include: Business/Managerial Economics; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 75%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business/Managerial Economics 14%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 11%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 11%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 10%
English Language and Literature, General 8%

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Student Life

Westmont College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,346, with a gender distribution of 39.5 percent male students and 60.5 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus. Westmont College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,355
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Westmont College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Westmont College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Westmont College, 47 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Westmont College.

Students who have cars on campus 47%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Westmont College, 65.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,276.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $38,510 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,160 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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