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Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA
Westmont, founded in 1940, is a liberal arts college with religious orientation. Its 133-acre campus is located four miles from the center of Santa Barbara.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,298
   Women 787 (60.6%)
   Men 511 (39.4%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 83% of 2,001 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.79 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 580 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 590 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $59,410
  Tuition and Fees $42,900
  Room and Board $13,510
Average Percent of Need Met 83%
Average Freshman Award $35,569
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 93
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Santa Barbara Population 89,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 84% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Warriors
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.2% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
16.4% Hispanic/Latino
6.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.0% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students 2.7% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 74.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 16.1%