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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
Address
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
23-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$32,699/ 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
$26,711/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,284Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    26%
  • Genuinely loving, accepting and very supportive
    26%
  • Good
    21%
  • Overachieving
    16%
  • Narcissistic
    5%
  • Self centered
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Wonderful
    44%
  • Dedicated
    22%
  • Sheltered
    22%
  • Make policies that benefit them not the students
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $51,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    77%
    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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    Westmont College Reviews

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    Over spring break, my parents and I spent an entire day at Westmont College. It was the best day ever! After we checked in, we were given a walking tour of the beautiful campus. I then sat in on a Business class taught by a very engaging instructor. After a delicious lunch in the cafeteria, we met with one of the professors from the school of business. We then met with the director of finance to discuss tuition and financial aid options. I hope I am able to attend Westmont College. Westmont is my number one choice of schools, and I hope and pray that I get in!
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    As a heads up, this is not a school to attend if you want to party. It's a dry campus and they expect students to follow that rule. The people they discipline are usually the ones that need help; they are much more focused on transformative policy rather than kicking you out. The food is not amazing but it has gotten dramatically better since my freshman year. The student Life [read: mandatory chapel] is lacking but they are aiming to address such issues as well.

    That being said, Westmont is a truly amazing school largely because of the professors. They are invested in any student's life and love to talk about life during office hours or over lunch. Additionally the various abroad programs are truly phenomenal. I know people who have traveled to over 20 countries with their Westmont professors.

    It may not be the traditional college experience but it definitely is a life changing one.
    The campus was beautiful. Walking on campus felt like camping.
    The food was average quality but there was a variety. I appreciated that there were options for different diets simce I am a vegetarian. One of the teachers let me sit in their class when they found out I had an interest in that subject. It was very interactive and cool that he let me just pop in. The class was about hybrid orbitals, so.ethung I have get to study. But I learned a lot in that class. The students were very welcoming.