Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

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

Are you a best-fit Westmont student? 
Westmont College students are high performing but don’t chase perfection. They 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 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 deeplyabout 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, helping you connect your knowledge with your experiences. Cross-cultural, internship, and service opportunities help you learn outside the classroom, offer a real-life perspective, and prepare you for life beyond Westmont. 

Succeed in your career after college
About 97% of our students find a job or enroll in graduate school within six months of graduation. Westmont ranks in the top 9.1% of PayScale’s “Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential,” with a median alumni salary of $108,300 just 10 years into their careers. 

Integrate your Christian faith and learning 
Find a safe place to examine and advance your faith to understand why you believe it. You’ll develop a mature self-identity rooted in a deep relationship with Christ. Professors integrate their faith in all disciplines, and scholarly religious studies courses guide you as you move forward in your Christian journey of faith.


Number 2

#2 college in California for helping students afford tuition | LendEDU


$30 million in grants and scholarships were awarded in 2018–2019, with 95% of first-year and transfer students receiving academic or talent-based scholarships and/or need-based grants.


97% of students are employed or pursuing graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Ranked in the top 9.1% of four-year bachelor’s degree–granting colleges for graduates earning a $108,300 median income 10+ years after entering school | PayScale College Salary Report


97% of tenured or tenured-track faculty hold doctorates (or equivalent degrees), and 88% of credit hours are taught by full-time faculty and staff.

Westmont is an honors college

Westmont College provides all its students with an intellectually engaging, personal experience that many large colleges and universities reserve for only a small group of honors 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 our courses. You’ll study with the 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 even graduate. You’ll be immersed in an active scholarly community that cultivates high engagement and hands-on learning.

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