A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Westmont College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
Address
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Westmont College

Cost

Net Price
$33,195/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,182/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,861/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,721/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,680/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,524/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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.24 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,284Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    31%
  • Genuinely loving, accepting and very supportive
    19%
  • Good
    19%
  • Overachieving
    19%
  • Narcissistic
    6%
  • Self centered
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Wonderful
    47%
  • Dedicated
    27%
  • Sheltered
    20%
  • Make policies that benefit them not the students
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
48%
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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For some, Westmont College in Montecito, California is ideal and wonderful. Unfortunately, that was not my experience for a variety of reasons. If you are interested in a school with a diverse student body and faculty, this is not the school for you. A common joke is the stereotypical Westmont student who is white, middle class, naturally beautiful, a very strong (and outwardly visible) Christian, incredibly peppy and nice, likes granola and other healthy foods, wears Birkenstocks, and has a hammock. It sounds insane, but that is the "ideal" that is championed at this school, and if you don't fit that, it can be really hard to fit in. Westmont is religious and does expect its students to adhere to a certain lifestyle which is fine, except it discriminates against the LGBTQ+ community and other religions.
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The professors at Westmont College feel the need to teach their students and will provide them with methods to understand the concepts being taught in their classes. The dorms on campus are generally quiet, there is not much of a party scene. The food is edible, but it's not too great on a regular basis. There is also much lack of artificial light during the night time, and it gets slightly difficult to get around campus when walking in the dark for whatever reason.
Westmont College does a fantastic job of combing academics, spiritual growth, and social activity. The Christ-centered learning promotes a kind and encouraging student body. While there is not great diversity at Westmont, the staff and student government does an excellent job of promoting diversity awareness and celebration of other cultures. I am extremely grateful that I chose to attend Westmont, and I would highly encourage other students to consider the college.