Find Deeper Thinking and a Wider Impact at Westmont


Westmont At A Glance

Westmont College: Westmont is a nationally ranked, exclusively under-graduate liberal arts college. 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 1,300; 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 scholarshipamounts range from $12,000 to full tuition.

Application Dates: For first-year students—Early Action 1: October 15, Early Action 2: November 15, Priority Decision: February 15; for transfers—March 15 for fall and November 1 for spring; member of the Common Application

2017 First-Year Class Profile:
- Average GPA: 3.8 (overall)
- Middle 50% SAT (M/V) score: 1130–1360
- Middle 50% ACT composite score: 23–30

Do you fit at Westmont?
Our high-achieving students behave with integrity and an open mind. They enjoy the rewards that come from taking on challenges. They value unique perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and knowledge. They believe in a well-informed and well-tested Christian faith. They feel unafraid to ask and answer questions that are difficult or uncomfortable. They seek vocation, significance, community, and justice. They strive to model a life of service, leadership, and impact. They invite you to join them.

Demanding yet personal academic experience
Learn from professors who care deeply about who you are and who you will become. A robust foundation in the liberal arts teaches you critical thinking and effective communication and offers opportunities for interdisciplinary work. Education extends beyond the classroom to include internships, service, and campus activities designed to complement your studies.

Integration of Christian faith and learning
Westmont offers a safe place to examine and advance what students know and believe. They’ll develop a mature self-identity rooted in a deep relationship with Christ. Through the integration of faith in all disciplines and scholarly religious studies courses, students find support for their Christian journey of faith.

A global perspective
Grow confident in your place as a citizen of the world through life-changing opportunities to study and serve overseas. Learn to adapt in an evolving and complex world. Seventy percent of Westmont students study off campus.

A connective community
Belong to a strong, caring residential community with a diversity of backgrounds. Make enduring friendships with people who will help you thrive, shape the world, and contribute to society.

Preparation for life
Discover and develop your career and calling as you cultivate the abilities and skills to succeed in the workplace and all areas of your life.

A vibrant and unbeatable location
See the ascending peaks of the mountains and the vast expanse of the ocean from a unique vantage point in the foothills of Santa Barbara. In this one-of-a-kind location, you’ll unlock your potential, broaden your impact, and deepen your understanding.

Aria hamann
Artist, physicist, friend
Combining scientific brilliance with an artistic nature, Aria Hamann dug deeper at Westmont.

Finding her passion(s)
Aria pushed her faith by using art to change perspectives. She expanded her knowledge of nuclear physics research. Founder of the Garden and Sustainability
Club and French horn musician in the orchestra, she is now pursuing a Harvard PhD in Applied Physics after having completed a Fulbright Fellowship in the Netherlands. “I was safe and supported at Westmont,” Aria says. “It’s clear that God intentionally brought me here.” And it’s here, among this culture of Christian values and infinite possibilities, that you too will discover your passion (or two or three).