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Westmont College

Westmont College is found in Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Baccalaureate certificate at Westmont College.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Westmont College is known for its programs in science, media, art studies, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Westmont College Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 560. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 550 and 650.

The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Westmont College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 337 in 2007 at Westmont College.

Student Life
The school has a residential or campus feel. Westmont College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Westmont College values student athletics, and belongs to the Golden State Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges. The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Westmont College is to provide a high quality undergraduate liberal arts program in a residential campus community that assists college men and women toward a balance of rigorous intellectual competence, healthy personal development, and strong Christian commitments. "

Westmont College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors

Liberal Arts107English, sociology, history, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, political science, social services, foreign language and literature, . . .
Business and Management48managerial economics
Science37biology, chemistry, physics
Media29communication studies
Religion and Philosophy26religion, philosophy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24exercise science
Art Studies16art studies
Therapy and Counselling14psychology
Education and Teaching14elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Engineering5engineering physics
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Fine Arts0art history and criticism
Contact: Westmont CollegeWestmont College

955 La Paz Rd

Santa Barbara, California 93108-1089

General Phone: (805) 565-6000


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