Westmont College

Westmont College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Westmont College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Westmont College was awarded 122 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Westmont is ranked #267 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Westmont held the #307 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 203 colleges in California, Westmont is ranked at #46.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Westmont?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Westmont College is 85%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Westmont is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to Westmont submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 700. Math scores were between 550 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Westmont College  ( 580 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Westmont College  ( 550 to 680 )
Westmont received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Westmont College  ( 23 to 30 )

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Westmont College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Westmont, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Westmont College is 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Westmont College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Westmont College has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Westmont the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 74%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  74 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Westmont College.

Westmont College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,317 undergraduates at Westmont with 1,312 being full-time and 5 being part-time.

How Much Does Westmont College Cost?

The overall average net price of Westmont is $31,145. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Westmont

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,381 $26,078 $28,279 $29,230 $36,338

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Westmont, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Westmont, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,163 a year. That adds up to $32,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Westmont is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Westmont Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Westmont make about $51,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Westmont students since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Westmont College make the most money.

Location of Westmont College

Located in Santa Barbara, California, Westmont College is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Santa Barbara makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Westmont are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089
Phone: 805-565-6000
Website: www.westmont.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/westmont
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/westmontnews

Westmont College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business/Managerial Economics 54 $44,000
Health & Physical Education 34 $21,300
General Biology 31 NA
General Psychology 30 NA
Communication & Media Studies 24 $32,700
General English Literature 20 NA
Computer Information Systems 18 NA
Chemistry 17 NA
Sociology 15 NA
Political Science & Government 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Westmont College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Learn more about online learning at Westmont College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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