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WESTMONT COLLEGE, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1937Established Year
  1277Enrollment

Westmont College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Founded in 1937, Westmont College is a Christian Liberal Arts community college that offers only Undergraduate degrees to students. The college is fully residential. As a member of a community college, Westmont students are actively engaged as employees, volunteers, and interns with various social organizations. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Westmont among the top 100 best liberal arts colleges in America.

Ranking

A number of latest rankings affirm Westmont as one of the best Christian colleges in the U.S.

  • #2- in California for helping students to afford tuition fee by LendEDU
  • Forbes Ranking-
    • #123 in private colleges
    • #68 in Liberal Arts Universities
    • #257- The Best-Value College in America
  • The World University Rankings recognizes Westmont for Best staff interaction.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment75 million USD
Student Retention Rate82%
The student-faculty ratio 11:1
The average class size16.8
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity85%
The annual cost of Attendance61,230 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@westmont.edu;
805-565-6200

Campus

  • Stretched over 111 acres, Westmont campus is located in the scenic foothills of Santa Barbara, California with a stunning view of Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez mountains.
  • The campus has 31 major buildings to pursue academic as well as all extra-curricular activities.
  • There are 40+ clubs and organizations for students.
  • There are also 30 student-run ministries on and off-campus. Students can serve local churches, organizations, and ministries during their Spring break.
  • Various off-campus programs are available for students to attend semester-long. Professors also lead a number of overseas summer programs.

Residence

  • There is an on-campus residence facility in one of its 6 residence halls.
  • About 85% of students live in campus housing.
  • The off-campus housing facility is also available for senior students in the Ocean View Apartment, only 3 miles away from the college.
  • There are 3 types of meal plans for on-campus students.
  • Standard plan- students can eat as often as they want during regular hours. 95% of residents choose this plan.
  • 15 and 10 plan- there is a limitation on the number of times a student can access the Dining area during the week. It costs $100 and $200 less respectively to the standard plan.

Programs

  • Westmont offers BA and B.Sc. degrees in 26 liberal arts majors.
  • There is also 11 pre-professional programs, professional elementary and secondary credential program, and up to 12 units for internships and practical.
  • Popular majors include- Business, Management, Marketing, Recreation, Fitness studies, etc.
  • Senior art major students can exhibit their work in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art at the end of the year.
  • Students may participate in the Westmont Leadership Development Program.
  • Westmont also offers faculty-led global education programs around 40 affiliated institutions worldwide.
  • Another hallmark of the Westmont academic program is that it provides unique opportunities to UG students to work on various research projects with faculty.

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

  • Application Portal: Common App
  • Application Fee: N/A
  • Student Class Profile:
    • Total enrolled- 1,314
    • Percentage of international students- around 3%
    • Standardized test scores- Average high school GPA of 3.70 (unweighted) on 4.0 scale, average combined SAT score -1200 (critical reading and math), average ACT score- 26, TOEFL iBT- minimum 83, IELTS- minimum 6.5
  • Supporting Documents: LORs, SOP, visa/passport, financial support documents.

Cost of Attendance

Budget Item2020-2021 Academic Year (USD)
Tuition$46,980
Fees$1,200
Room and board$15,040
Books and supplies$1,600
Miscellaneous$1,400
Total$66,220

Financial Aid for International Students

  • The merit-based scholarship is available for international students. The scholarship amount may be up to $25,000.
  • Students can apply for a few available departmental aids like- athletes, music, theatre, art, and cultural diversity.
  • The on-campus work option is also available for international students.
Average institutional financial aid awarded to international UG students38,581 USD
Total institutional financial aid awarded to international UG students964,520 USD

Other Sources of Funding

Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

Alumni

  • Westmont alumni get a number of opportunities for community engagement, where they can provide their service to community welfare.
  • Alumni are provided with various resources like access to newsletter, bookstore, magazine, insurance benefits, employment and many such.

Placement

  • A liberal arts degree provides students with many versatile careers and professional development opportunities.
  • Westmont graduates earn a high salary that placed it in Forbes America’s Best Value Colleges 2019 ranking.
  • Westmont graduates rank in the top 14 % for early career salaries and top 9% for the mid-career salary in the nation.
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Westmont College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1356
FAFSA Code001341
Application Cost$50
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$44,130 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score125511301380 71%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing640580700-
Mathematics615550680-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272330 55%
English282333-
Mathematics262328-

Westmont College Acceptance Rate

84.7%

Acceptance Rate

1818

Total Applicants

1356

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

39.5%

Male

60.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program84.7%
Total Applicants1601
Total Enrolled1356

Westmont College Enrollment

Enrollment
Westmont College Enrollment1356
Undergraduate Enrollment1356
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate45.7%

Attendance Cost

$44,130

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$44,130 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,600 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,886 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,400 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,550 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,300 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,800 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,800 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
284214681374-
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    955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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    Bus Station

    East Valley & Hot Springs1.87 Km
    Hot Springs & School House1.93 Km
    Salinas & Montecito2.45 Km
    Hot Springs & East Valley2.5 Km
    Salinas & Mason2.52 Km
    Hot Springs & Pepper2.69 Km
    Soledad & Gutierrez2.72 Km
    Salinas & Cacique3.12 Km
    Salinas & Clifton3.23 Km
    Franklin Center104.2 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Montecito Village Shopping Center3 Km
    Montecito Country Mart3.1 Km
    Plaza del Sol Shopping Center3.18 Km
    Santa Barbara Plaza3.29 Km
    Milpas Shopping Center3.32 Km
    coast village plaza3.54 Km
    Sunglass Hut4.66 Km
    La Arcada Courtyard4.67 Km
    Paseo Nuevo4.7 Km
    Arlington Plaza4.77 Km
    Trunited.com/7stars5.59 Km
    Mission Creek Plaza Shopping Center5.88 Km
    Loreto Plaza6.68 Km
    Mesa Shopping Center7.55 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's7.82 Km
    La Cumbre Plaza7.87 Km
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    Book Store

    Tecolote Book Shop3.02 Km
    Lost Horizon Bookstore3.07 Km
    Read N' Post3.08 Km
    Randall House Rare Books4.06 Km
    Paradise Found4.65 Km
    Book Den4.66 Km
    S.B. Books, Inc.4.66 Km
    Plum Goods4.68 Km
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store4.68 Km
    Yoga Soup4.74 Km
    Metro Entertainment4.77 Km
    SGI-USA Santa Barbara4.84 Km
    Bellerophon Books5.39 Km
    SBCC Campus Store5.74 Km
    Chaucer's Books6.74 Km
    Pacifica Graduate Institute-Ladera Campus7.55 Km
    Paper Posie7.63 Km
    J&M World Wide Products, Inc.7.63 Km
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    Train Station

    Santa Barbara Amtrak4.77 Km

    Airport

    Fly Above All Paragliding7.97 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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