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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).
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian nondenominational|
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.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||66.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
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.
|4-year graduation rate||75%|
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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.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
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|
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