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Westmont College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Westmont College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Westmont College Ranked?

2020 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 27 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business/managerial economics.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Westmont is ranked #266 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Westmont held the #288 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Westmont also holds the #29 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

See all of the rankings for Westmont College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Westmont?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Westmont College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 85%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Westmont is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Westmont College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Westmont College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 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

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Good Overall Diversity at Westmont

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,300 undergraduates at Westmont with 1,294 being full-time and 6 being part-time.

Westmont Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Westmont is 71.72 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  71.72 out of 100
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How Much Does Westmont College Cost?

The overall average net price of Westmont is $31,039. 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 +
$21,947 $23,186 $25,571 $29,594 $38,975

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Westmont, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,786 a year. That adds up to $31,144 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Westmont is 1.3%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Westmont make around $51,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Westmont graduates since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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. Santa Barbara is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Westmont College

Contact details for Westmont are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089
Phone: 805-565-6000

Westmont College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business/Managerial Economics 51 $44,000
Health & Physical Education 45 $21,300
General Biology 31 NA
Communication & Media Studies 30 $32,700
General Psychology 27 NA
General English Literature 27 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 25 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 17 NA
Political Science & Government 14 NA
History 13 NA

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

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