Westmont College: Ranking & Review

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Santa Barbara Rank United States Rank World Rank
3 1071 3823
Top 23%

Westmont College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate85%83%85%
Enrolled undergraduates353125228
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,300511789

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores251
Percent of students submitting SAT scores71%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores194
Percent of students submitting ACT scores55%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Westmont College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $60,930 $60,930
Off-campus $56,494 $56,494
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,886 and other expenses per full academic year.

Westmont College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,176 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $42,890 $42,890
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,154 $1,154
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $2,120 $2,120

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 51 51
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 44 44
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 34 34
Social Sciences 27 27
Visual and Performing Arts 26 26
English Language and Literature & Letters 22 22
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21 21
Psychology 19 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 14 14
Philosophy and Religious Studies 14 14
Physical Sciences 13 13
History 13 13
Education 11 11
Engineering 6 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3 3
Mathematics and Statistics 3 3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Grand Total11313324

A total of 324 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Westmont College.

Graduation rate70%73%68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%

General info

Alternative namesWC
MottoChristus Primatum Tenens
Christ Holding Preeminence
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementWestmont 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.
Colorsmaroon, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff332
Instructional FTE126
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewestmont.edu
Address955 La Paz Rd
Santa Barbara, California, 93108-1089
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (805) 565 6234

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