Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

Westmont College, founded in 1937, is a non-denominational Christian liberal arts college. Its 133-acre campus is located four miles from the center of Santa Barbara.

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Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

Transfer to a premier Christian liberal arts college with one of the country’s most beautiful campuses.


Westmont College consistently ranks among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges with one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Prepare for a life of leadership and service while discovering how faith leads to deeper understanding.

Location: Montecito, California, a Santa Barbara suburb

Size: Enrollment of 1,300; student-faculty ratio of 11:1

Financial Aid: Westmont funded $30 million in grants and scholarships in the 2018–2019 academic year, and this amount grows each year, lowering costs for students. More than 95% of Westmont students receive financial aid. Academic merit scholarship amounts range from $15,000 to 85% of tuition.

Application Dates for Transfer Students: March 1 for fall and November 1 for spring; member of the Common Application

2018 First-Year Class Profile:
• Average GPA: 3.84 (overall)
• Middle 50% SAT (ERW+M) score: 1110–1350
• 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 BS
• 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
• Environmental Studies
• Ethnic Studies
• Film Studies
• Gender Studies
• Global Studies
• Writing

Pre-professional Programs
• Dentistry
• Law
• Medicine
• Nursing
• Optometry
• Osteopathy
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Teaching Credential
• 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
- Social Science
- Spanish

Whether you’re coming from a public two-year junior college, a major research university, or another private college, Westmont offers you a supportiveenvironment where you can push your faith, expand your knowledge, challenge your beliefs, and develop your talents. You’ll find a close-knit community here and a vibrant residential experience in campus housing—and you can enroll in either the fall or spring semester.

Discover a demanding yet personal academic experience
Westmont ranks among the top liberal arts colleges nationwide. Learn from full-time professors who caredeeply 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 youcritical thinking and effective communication and helps you connect your knowledge with your experience. Internships, service, and cross-cultural experiences help you learnoutside the classroom, offer a real-world perspective, and prepare you for life beyond Westmont.

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 thatWestmont 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. Ourfull-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 your last. Professors may invite you to join them on research projects or encourage youto undertake your own, and you can earn publication credit before yougraduate. You’ll be immersed in anactive 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 anopen mind. They enjoy the rewardsthat 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. Theyseek vocation, significance, community, and justice. They strive to model a life of service, leadership, and impact. If this describes you, join us!

Succeed in a career after college
About 97% of our graduates find a job or pursue graduate school withinsix months of earning their college degree. Westmont is ranked #101 onPayScale’s “Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential” list with a median alumni salary of $111,500 with 10+ years of experience.

Westmont College is situated in the foothills of Santa Barbara at a unique vantage point where you can see the ascending peaks of the mountains and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Come visit one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. Schedule your visit today at westmont.edu/visit.