Westmont College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Voskuyl Prayer Chapel at Westmont College
Voskuyl Prayer Chapel at Westmont College. Photo Credit: Brad Elliott

Westmont College Description:

Westmont College is a private, Christian liberal arts college located on an attractive 115-acre campus in Santa Barbara, California. Students come from 37 states, 12 countries, and 30 religious denominations. Westmont frequently ranks well among the top tier of liberal arts colleges in the nation. Students can choose from 26 liberal arts majors as well as many pre-professional programs.

Business, English and Communication Studies are most popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. The college offers many study-abroad and off-campus programs, and students can easily spend a semester at one of the twelve other colleges that make up the Christian College Consortium. Westmont does well with financial aid and represents an excellent educational value. On the athletic front, Westmont College fields six men's and six women's intercollegiate teams in the NAIA Golden State Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2016):

    Enrollment (2016):

    • Total Enrollment: 1,277 (all undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
    • 100% Full-time

    Costs (2016 - 17):

    • Tuition and Fees: $42,900
    • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $13,510
    • Other Expenses: $1,400
    • Total Cost: $59,410

    Westmont College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 92%
      • Loans: 83%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $22,414
      • Loans: $7,740

    Academic Programs:

    • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, English, Kinesiology, Religion, Psychology, Sociology

    Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country
    • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Westmont College Mission Statement:

    mission statement from http://www.westmont.edu/_about/

    "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."

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