A premier Christian liberal arts college and one of the country’s most beautiful campuses


Westmont College: Westmont is a nationally ranked, exclusively undergraduate 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 scholarship amounts 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

• Art BA
• Art History BA
• Biology BA, BS
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Ecology, Evolution, and Natural History
- General

• Chemistry BA, BS
- Biochemistry
- Chemical Engineering 3-2 Program
- Chemical Physics
- General
- Professional

• Communication Studies BA
• Computer Science BA, BS
• Data Analytics BS
• Economics and Business BA
• Engineering Physics BA, BS
- 3-2 Program
- General
• English BA
• English Modern Language BA
• European Studies BA
• French BA
- French Studies
- Language and Literature

• History BA
- Graduate School
- International Studies
- Standard

• Interdisciplinary BA, BS
• Kinesiology BS
- Movement and Exercise Science
- Movement and Medical Science
• Liberal Studies BA
• Elementary Education
• Mathematics BA, BS
• Music BA
- Composition
- Liberal Arts
- Worship Leadership

• Music Education BME
• Philosophy BA
• Physics BA, BS
• Political Science BA
- International Affairs
- International Security and Development
- Pre-law
- Standard

• Psychology BA, BS
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- General

• Religious Studies BA
• Social Science BA
- Economics and Business
- History
- Political Science
- Sociology

• Sociology BA
- Cross-Cultural Studies
- General
- Human Services

• Spanish BA
- Hispanic Studies
- Language and Literature

• Theatre Arts BA

Additional Minors
Most majors, plus:
• Anthropology
• Biblical Languages
• Coaching
• Ethnic Studies
• Gender Studies
• Global Studies
• Movement Science

Pre-professional Programs
• Business Administration
• Dentistry
• Engineering
• Law
• Medicine
• Ministry/Missions
• Nursing
• Osteopathy
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Teaching
• Veterinary Medicine

Professional Programs
• Elementary Education (Fast Track or Fifth Year)
• Secondary Education (Fifth Year)
- Art
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English
- History
- Mathematics
- Music
- Physical Education
- Physics

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 elite colleges. 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 from college. 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 an openmind. They enjoy the rewards that come from taking on challenges. They value unique perspectives, backgrounds, talent, 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
According to a survey of Westmont Class of 2017 graduates, 96.1% found a job or pursued graduate school within six months of graduating. Two national sources list high earnings for Westmont graduates, compared to graduates of other four-year bachelor’s degree–granting institutions. According to PayScale.com, salaries for Westmont graduates in their first five years rank in the top 21.6% nationally; at 10 or more years out, their salaries reach the top 6.8%. The Department of Education puts the salaries of Westmont graduates 10 years after enrolling in the top 14%.