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Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

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Overview

Westmont College is a 4-year institution located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA  93108-1099
United States
Contact Phone: 805-565-6000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,074
Applied
1,992
Accepted
1,277
Enrolled
65%
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Female Admissions

2,059
Females Applied
1,300
Females Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,015
Males Applied
692
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.45
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 1st December 1st
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 620 560 670
SAT Math 600 540 660
ACT Composite 26 21 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

45,410
Private
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Fees

1,184
Full-time student fees
14,646
Room & board
8,996
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

37,908
Avg. Financial Aid Package
40,025
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
40,008
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,352
Avg. Loan Aid
22,676
Avg. Grant Aid
29,075
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
84%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
29%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,277
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
27%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.15%
Black or African American 1.51%
White or Caucasian 57.56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 8.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.56%
Two or more races 5.73%
Other 6.05%

Gender

Male (38.68%)
Female (61.32%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 95%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Potter's Clay (service project to Mexico), Spring Sing (campus-wide talent competition) and Fall/Spring Formal Dances

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Ministries, Student Government, Competitive Athletics, Music, Art and Theater ensembles and Intramural Sports

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Sailing Checkmark No No
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Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis No Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Rugby No No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
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Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
Tennis No Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
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Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

154
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 96
Part-time - 58
Male - 79
Female - 75
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