Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,277
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,050 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

83%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Westmont College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,001 applications and 1,656 students were granted admission. Westmont College is at the #81 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 55% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 71% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1040 to 1280
ACT23 to 29

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Westmont College's tuition was $41,850 for all students regardless of residency (56.2% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$34,974
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$41,850
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$41,850
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 95% of Westmont College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 18% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,082 (which is 7.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Westmont College in 2016-2017, was 281, which is 83% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,650 (which is 4.2% below the national average.)

$4,082
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,650
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
95%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Westmont College has enrolled a total of 1,277 students (1,275 students full-time and 2 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,277 students, 55 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

1,277
Total Enrollment
55
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 62%

Hispanic: 16%

Asian: 9%

Two or more races: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Black/African American: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Westmont College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 19% 30
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 10% 16
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 9% 14
Physical Sciences 6% 10
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 10
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 4% 6
English Language And Literature/letters 4% 6
Social Sciences 3% 4
Philosophy And Religious Studies 3% 4
History 1% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

77%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Westmont College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
23%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$34,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Westmont College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,600. Last year, out of the total 281 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 281 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 387 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 344 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $34,600 $49,200
Employment Rate 100% 89%
Total Graduates 281 387

Campus Location

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