Westmont College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Westmont College

Westmont College is a private, Christian liberal arts college situated in Santa Barbara, California. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are supported by an 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations.  Westmont College fields six men’s and six women’s intercollegiate teams in the NAIA Golden State Athletic Conference on the athletic front.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,277 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male/61% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,594
  • Books: $1,600
  • Room and Board: $14,646
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $64,240

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,896
    • Loans: $6,674

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and English Language and Literature/Letters

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Westmont College Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps.

Admissions Data                        

  • Westmont College Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 570/690
    • SAT Math: 540/680
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 23/30
    • ACT English: 23/34
    • ACT Math: 22/28
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Westmont College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Westmont College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Washington State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Westmont College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Hofstra University, Texas Christian University, Temple University, Auburn University, University of Arizona, Seton Hall University, University of Houston

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Westmont College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Texas at Dallas, Stony Brook University, University of Connecticut, Rochester Institute of Technology, American University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Drexel University

Applying to Westmont College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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