A premier Christian liberal arts college and one of the country’s most beautiful campuses
Westmont is an honors college
Many large colleges and universities create the kind of intellectually engaging personal experience for a small group of honors students that Westmont provides for all students. According to surveys and appraisals, our students read more and receive more personal attention than the average student at an elite college.
Our full-time professors—who’ve chosen to teach and mentor students—teach 85% of your courses. You’ll study with our best scholars whether you’re in your first year or a senior. Professors may invite you to join them on research projects or encourage you to undertake your own, and you can earn publication credit before you graduate. You’ll be immersed in an active scholarly community that cultivates high engagement and hands-on learning.
Are you a best-fit Westmont student? Does this describe you?
Westmont students are high performing but don’t chase perfection. They behave with integrity and open minds. 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 are unafraid to ask and answer difficult or uncomfortable questions. They seek vocation, significance, community, and justice. They strive to model a life of service, leadership, and impact. If this describes you, join us!
Discover a demanding yet personal academic experience
Each year, Westmont ranks among the top liberal arts colleges nationwide. Learn from professors who care deeply about who you are and who you’ll become. Your professional, spiritual, and personal growth matter to us, and we consider student success a top priority. A robust foundation in the liberal arts teaches you critical thinking and effective communication and helps you connect your knowledge with your experience. Internships, service, and cross-cultural experiences help you learn outside the classroom, offer a real-life perspective, and prepare you for life beyond Westmont.
Succeed in a career after college
About 97% of our graduates find a job or pursue graduate school within six months of earning their college degree. Westmont is ranked #101 on PayScale’s “Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential” list with a median alumni salary of $111,500 with 10+ years of experience.