Westmont College

447 reviews
  1. Santa Barbara, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Westmont College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
Address
955 La Paz Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Westmont College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
1050-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$32,645/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,143/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,793/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,898/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,757/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,872/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,295Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    31%
  • Genuinely loving, accepting and very supportive
    19%
  • Good
    19%
  • Overachieving
    19%
  • Narcissistic
    6%
  • Self centered
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Wonderful
    47%
  • Dedicated
    27%
  • Sheltered
    20%
  • Make policies that benefit them not the students
    7%

After Westmont College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

447 reviews
  • Excellent
    108
  • Very Good
    147
  • Average
    142
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    18
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.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • June 15 2014
The faculty in the Kinesiology department is superb! They are very careful about designing the major to be holistic because they have seen a lot of success of their students getting into graduate schools. They genuinely care about their students and their health and well-being. Classes are usually pretty interesting. I haven't taken a lot of kinesiology classes yet, but my peers rave about their professors and how great the classes are. The workload is a little more than other majors because it is required to take classes from different aspects of kinesiology instead of focusing on one specific track; this is the holistic approach. I like this approach because I feel more knowledgable and prepared to enter into any career in the health field.
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 30 2013
Westmont is known for its facilities, and we take much pride in that. Our Baseball field, a recent invenstment, won an award for "Best Looking Field" regarding college campuses. There are many trees and flowers and beautiful trails that are hardly a five-minute walk from the campus. It has to be one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to, and I completely encourage people to look it up online if they want to see how incredible the scenery is. In addition to the Dining Commons, there is another dining center that is open after hours called El Tejado, which includes late night snacks such as milkshakes, smoothies, coffee, and chicken nuggets. Students are usually seen here and it is always exciting to catch up! Our library is accommodating too, during finals week there are always free donuts and beverages provided.
  • College Freshman
  • May 7 2013