A nationally ranked liberal arts education
Westmont’s rigorous liberal arts program teaches students to think critically and communicate effectively, preparing them to succeed in a quickly changing and culturally complex world. Classes that range from the sciences to the humanities provide a rich and increasingly rare education encompassing all areas of life and promoting intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth.
Focus on undergraduate studies
Westmont devotes itself exclusively to undergraduate courses, concentrating on a critical time of life when students make decisions shaping their future. Our focused, engaging, and personal program offers small classes taught by full-time faculty, close interaction with professors outside the classroom, and opportunities to participate in significant research projects.
Commitment to your spiritual development
At Westmont Jesus Christ holds preeminence. With our commitment to historic Christianity, we encourage students to integrate their beliefs with their studies and to live out their faith in service to others. Rooting the liberal arts in Christ means that we educate the whole person and encourage students to develop biblically based, intellectually strong convictions and world-views.
Westmont offers a global program that prepares students to live in a diverse, complex, and quickly changing society so they can take their place as citizens of the world. The breadth of the liberal arts curriculum, the opportunity to study or serve overseas, and an emphasis on developing an international perspective help graduates make a seamless transition to a global marketplace.
Living in community
The strong, caring residential community at Westmont creates a climate conducive to intellectual inquiry, personal growth, open communication, and lasting friendships. Living among supportive Christian friends and mentors, students feel free to explore the breadth of the liberal arts and examine the implications of their faith as they develop into mature and committed men and women.
Vibrant and unbeatable location
Westmont’s Southern California location near the beach and the mountains has an undeniable “wow” factor. Plus, you’ll join a tight-knit community of classmates and friends (95% of whom live on campus) who—like you—are intelligent, interesting, and eager to lead and serve in the world. Visit and learn more: westmont.edu/visit.
Westmont at a glance
Westmont College: Westmont is a nationally ranked, exclusively undergraduate liberal arts college in the evangelical Christian tradition. In our dynamic residential community, situated in an unbeatable Southern California location, students develop a rigorous intellectual competence, a strong Christian character, and a global perspective anchored to a Christ-honoring world-view.
Size: Enrollment of 1,200; student-faculty ratio of 12:1
Location: Montecito, California, a Santa Barbara suburb
Financial Aid: More than 95% of Westmont students receive financial aid. Academic merit scholarship amounts range from $12,000 to full tuition.
Application Dates: For first-year students—Early Action: November 15, Regular Decision: February 15; transfer—November 1 for spring, March 15 for fall; member of the Common Application
2014 First-Year Class Profile:
- Average GPA: 3.8 (overall)
- Average combined SAT score: 1750
- Average composite ACT score: 26
• A double major in biology and economics and business pursuing health care administration
• Chose Westmont because she had “never met people as smart and spiritual and unique” and “wanted to get beyond the superficial educational culture”
• Loves Westmont’s interdisciplinary approach
• Encountered a “bigger God” than she had ever known