Westmont College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


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.

Most Popular Majors

Art, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, English, Kinesiology, Religion, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1340
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1340
Faculty: 90

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Percent Male: 37%
Percent Female: 63%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

955 La Paz Rd
Santa Barbara California 93108


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 29
English 24 31
Math 23 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 540 650
Math 540 650
Writing 540 660

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 61%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -61%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1600

Other Expenses: 1400

Room and Board: 11340

Tuition and Fees: 35650

Total Cost: 49990

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7990

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 57%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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