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Westmont College
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  • 4 Year
  • SANTA BARBARA, CA

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

955 LA PAZ RD
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
From Westmont College

Westmont consistently ranks among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges with one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Prepare for a life of leadership and service while discovering how faith leads to deeper understanding. Benefit from small classes, engaging professors and a caring, close-knit community. Choose from nearly 100 academic programs (majors, tracks, minors and pre-professional programs) that will prepare you for leading graduate schools or your first significant job. Most of our students finish in four years or fewer; 96 percent of the class of 2017 were working or attending graduate school within six months of graduating. Our generous financial aid includes academic, need-based and talent awards; 96 percent of our students receive assistance. Cheer for our dominant Golden State Athletics teams known for their strong national finishes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Visit today and experience Westmont for yourself.

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Westmont College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1100-1330
ACT Range
21-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,663 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,923 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 25 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 31 responses
26%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 31 responses

Majors

Teaching Credential Program

Westmont's Department of Education provides a supportive collegial community in which to acquire a rigorous, practical, and professional preparation for K-12 teaching.Building on teacher-candidates' liberal arts education, our program is designed to develop exemplary instructional skills, habits of reflection, and moral and cultural sensitivities that promote lifelong learning of diverse students.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,312 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Genuinely loving, accepting and very supportive
    26%
  • Dedicated
    22%
  • Good
    22%
  • Overachieving
    13%
  • Narcissistic
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Self centered
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 27 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Wonderful
    36%
  • Sheltered
    23%
  • Dedicated
    18%
  • Make policies that benefit them not the students
    9%
  • Underrated
    9%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 15 responses

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