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Westmont College Overview

Located in Santa Barbara, California, Westmont College is a private not-for-profit institution. Santa Barbara is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Westmont College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$39,935 Avg Cost After Aid
79% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Westmont since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • Students at Westmont have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Westmont.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Westmont makes roughly $63,267 a year. This is 55% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Westmont student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Westmont College?


Contact details for Westmont are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089
Phone: 805-565-6000

How Do I Get Into Westmont?

You can apply to Westmont online at:

Admission Requirements for Westmont

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Westmont?

79% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
Westmont has an acceptance rate of 79%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to Westmont submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 595 and 720. Math scores were between 565 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Westmont College  ( 595 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for Westmont College  ( 565 to 740 )
Westmont received ACT scores from 12% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 34. Math scores were between 25 and 29. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Westmont College  ( 26 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Westmont College  ( 25 to 29 )
ACT Composite Scores for Westmont College  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford Westmont College?

$39,935 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Westmont is $39,935. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Westmont, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $7,129 a year. That adds up to $28,516 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Westmont is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Westmont College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,233 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,238 undergraduate students at Westmont, with 1,233 being full-time and 5 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,233 full-time undergraduates at Westmont, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Westmont College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 86
Black or African American 21
Hispanic or Latino 250
White 662
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 192

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Westmont College. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Westmont. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Rwanda.

Online Learning at Westmont College

0 Took All Classes Online
267 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 267 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Westmont has changed over the last few years.



*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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