Location
Santa Barbara, CA
Undergrads
1,337
Tuition
$37,020
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 317 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: If strictness is a bad thing, then Westtmont is pretty bad. But before anyone goes complaining about it too much, they should remember that they decided to go there. They knew what they were getting themselves into when they applied becase the school makes it's moral code very obvious and directly connect it to the fact that it is a Christian insituutution. Peoples finding themselves prone to complaining, too, should remember that they also signed their life away in an honor code contract before even being allowed to enroll! So for someone who wanted a party school, it would be hard to believe they just happened upon Westmont without realizing it wouldn't be a good fit for their lifestyle.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Overpriced for food lacking in the quality you'd expect for the price. Great salad and sandwich bar though

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Beautiful campus's,great mix of charming old lecture halls with. Beautiful landscaping surrounding them, interspersed with brand new super modern buildings. Couldn't think of any more beautiful place to study!

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Great study abroad programs where you actually LEARN (and not just how to party in another language/culture). Great language immersion programs, great program directors - my semester in Mexico was by far the best time I've ever had!

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Very safe environment - coming from a huge public high school I was surprised at how trusting everyone seemed to be, just leaving things sitting out in the library etc, but I guess that's a pretty good indicator of the low crime rate! Great security support - Public Safety

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life.

2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Not a huge athletics-crazy school, but it is just NAIA after all - not like we're. D1 or anything! Not too many people show up for the typical sporting events, but each team tends to have its own personal cheering section because of friends showing up etc,

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Pretty average, all but 2 of the dorms are pretty old with pretty small rooms. But each has it's own character and is pretty fun.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Individually tailored education in a supportive and collaborative community would sum Westmont's academics up pretty well.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: In the Communications Studies department, we have a lot of fun while learning very applicable skills and information about one of the inevitabilities of being communicative human beings. The professors within the department have varied backgrounds and each bring refreshing perspectives on the communication studies field as a whole, so I really felt that even at such a small school, the department manages to expose students to a wide spectrum of information.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Montecito is just plain outrageously expensive - no matter how you look at it. Most people I know who have lived off campus go a little further into actual Santa Barbara to find their apartments within a student budget!

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: With such a small student body, the professors really invest themselves in you personally and therefore go out of their way to help you make the most of the huge connection basis Westmont does have - even for such a small school! I didn't have an internship during my four years there, just because I had to work my way through instead, but I have a part time one now that I love. I definitely wouldn't have been able to get any of my previous 3 jobs or my current internship without those connections! And I know of quite a few people who were able to find paid positions for internship credit, even if they were just minimum wage.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Great program, the faculty really invested in me and got to know me personally. This meant that not only did the profs in both of my majors repeatedly havr me I over to their houses, for instance, but they knew me better through that and were able to mentor and teach me in a much more personalized and meaningful way.

2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Some political opinion diversity, but that's about as far as it goes. Very homogenous student body racially, ethnically, and in spiritual beliefs. But it is a very small Christian school of only about 1300 students so you have to take that into account, too.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Santa Barbara has one of the highest (if not THE highest) per-capita number of restaurants in all of the US! Everything you could ever want, from comfort food all-American, to the most exotic cuisine from countries you haven't even heard of yet! I'd highly suggest picking up an Entertainment book or the SB exclusive version, the Axxess Card. Either one gives you literally hundreds of buy-one-get-one free deals so you can afford to try out a bunch of these places on a student budget :)

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: People tend to be a little like-minded, and often scared of dating. But it's definitely not uncommon - lots of happy couples get married every year after graduation!

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not a thing unless you want it to be. There's a low tolerance policy though for this, so going off campus would be advisable to partake in such things.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Expect 70 and sunny basically all year.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student life is fantastic. People are super social and there's lots of campus and city events to keep you dong new things and meeting new people.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Beautiful location and great people who take advantage of it! In my first year I've gone backpacking, on a medical mission trip to Mexico, camping at Forest Home Ojai, seen plays in San Diego and LA, explored San Francisco with friends, joined clubs and intramurals and a Bible Study, learned to surf, roadtripped down the coast with friends....

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Hard to get off campus if you don't have a car, but the shuttle comes every hour... just don't miss it!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Super safe, health facility right on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The DC food is delicious, but it's your only option.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's more girls than guys, and the girls are on the whole more attractive and put together.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The people and location make up for Westmont's shortcomings.

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