Westmont College: Statistics

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#3227 of 14,131 In the World
#924 of 2,597 In North America
#856 of 2,496 In the United States
#74 of 249 In California
#2 of 3 In Santa Barbara
#1766 of 3,778 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
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Religion
Non-Denominational
Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$33,554 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,238
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
westmont.edu

Westmont College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Westmont College has an acceptance rate of 79% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 79% 77% 80%
Applicants 2,344 805 1,539
Admissions 1,851 622 1,229
Freshmen enrolled full time 331 116 215
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 1 1

267 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
59 or 18%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1160
or below

75% of them
had 1460
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Westmont College are 1160-1460 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
39 or 12%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Westmont College are 26-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 664 (54%)
Hispanic 251 (20%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 99 (8%)
Asian 87 (7%)
Two or more races 82 (7%)
Nonresident Alien 23 (2%)
Black or African American 21 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 8 (0.6%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Westmont College is $33,554 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$33,554/year
Average aid awarded
$32,308
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $27,137
$30-48K $20,857
$48-75K $26,515
$75-110K $26,688
$110K+ $37,596

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $47,450
Tuition in-state $47,450
Tuition out-of-state $47,450
Fee in-district $1,210
Fee in-state $1,210
Fee out-of-state $1,210

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,207
Combined charge for room and board $15,370
Room charge $9,400
Meal charge $5,970

Westmont College majors

Westmont College has granted 306 bachelor's degrees across 25 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Westmont College.

Major Bachelor
Business & Managerial Economics 57
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 37
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 28
Psychology, General 25
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 20
English Language and Literature, General 15
Chemistry, General 14
Art & Art Studies, General 11
History, General 11
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10
Political Science and Government, General 9
Religion & Religious Studies 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 8
Social Sciences, General 8
Sociology, General 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7
Music, General 7
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 6
Philosophy 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Physics, General 2
Anthropology, General 1
International & Globalization Studies 1
Mathematics, General 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 306

Westmont College has a graduation rate of 73%, which is among the 20% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 73% 70% 76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%

Publications & Citations

Westmont College has published 758 scientific papers with 7,734 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, Political Science, Environmental Science, Sociology, and Chemistry.

Publications
758
Citations
7,734

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
466 / 3,739
Philosophy
316 / 2,131
Physics
293 / 3,240
Engineering
265 / 2,461
Biology
253 / 4,640
Computer Science
248 / 4,780
Political Science
241 / 1,777
Environmental Science
233 / 1,902
Sociology
228 / 1,324
Chemistry
226 / 2,570
Law
225 / 1,765
Psychology
209 / 4,438
Medicine
206 / 4,332
History
183 / 760
Quantum and Particle physics
181 / 2,241
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
174 / 655
Geography and Cartography
154 / 1,309
Art & Design
150 / 1,046
Archaeology
125 / 652
Organic Chemistry
119 / 1,265
Materials Science
115 / 1,015
Linguistics
115 / 765
Social Psychology
107 / 2,148
Biochemistry
107 / 1,647
Mathematics
103 / 1,486
Business
96 / 873
Literature
93 / 414
Genetics
82 / 1,824
Geology
77 / 956
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
76 / 1,029
Economics
75 / 256
Optical Engineering
74 / 683
Neuroscience
74 / 2,872
Psychiatry
68 / 3,202
Pathology
66 / 2,459
Statistics
65 / 994
Paleontology
57 / 936
Ecology
56 / 958
Astrophysics and Astronomy
53 / 647
Telecommunications
51 / 759

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 15 19
1991 3 24
1992 7 20
1993 6 12
1994 6 14
1995 8 18
1996 10 30
1997 10 16
1998 15 45
1999 14 59
2000 11 47
2001 10 72
2002 12 54
2003 14 86
2004 8 89
2005 13 143
2006 16 192
2007 19 207
2008 24 300
2009 13 240
2010 18 271
2011 32 366
2012 28 428
2013 31 447
2014 11 371
2015 27 383
2016 32 352
2017 42 378
2018 34 410
2019 30 469
2020 33 495
2021 42 619
2022 30 580
Academic rankings

Westmont College alumni

  1. Robert King

    Robert King
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    showrunnertelevision producerscreenwritertelevision directorfilm director
    Biography

    Robert King is an American film and television writer and producer. He is married to Michelle King, who is also his writing partner. The couple created the legal drama series The Good Wife (2009–16), which earned them a Writers Guild of America Award; its spin-off The Good Fight (2017–2022); the comedy-drama BrainDead (2016); and Evil (2019–).

  2. Diana Butler Bass

    Diana Butler Bass
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    historianindependent scholar
    Biography

    Diana Butler Bass is an American historian of Christianity and an advocate for progressive Christianity. She is the author of eleven books, many of which have won research or writing awards.

  3. Kristin Olsen

    Kristin Olsen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kristin Olsen is an American business owner and politician. She served on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors from 2017 to 2021. From 2010 to 2016 she served in the California State Assembly representing the 12th district and serving as the Assembly Minority Leader. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, she was a member of the Modesto City Council. Olsen is a Republican and lives in Riverbank.

  4. Bob Huff

    Bob Huff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert S. Huff is an American businessman and politician who was the California State Senate minority leader and Senate Republican leader from January 5, 2012, until August 27, 2015. He represented the Senate's 29th District, which includes portions of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties.

All 14 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names WC
Founded 1937
Motto Christus Primatum Tenens
Christ Holding Preeminence
Colors maroon, white
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 335
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and contacts

Address 955 La Paz Rd
Santa Barbara, California, 93108-1089
United States
City population 89,000
Phone 8055656000

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