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Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

955 La Paz Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1023

www.westmont.edu

Admission Office

955 La Paz Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089

(805) 565-6200

Fax : (805) 565-6234

admissions@westmont.edu

Contact : Irene Neller

VP for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Nondenominational

College Board Code: 4950

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 79.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,325

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 406

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 85.0%

Average financial aid package : $40,025.00

In-State Tuition : $48,180.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $48,180.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Jan 15

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : Jan 15

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Dec 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : May 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Apr 1

Transfer priority application date : Mar 15

Transfer student must reply : May 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 79.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 81.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 15.0%
Parks And Recreation : 13.0%
Biology : 9.0%
Communications/Journalism : 9.0%
English : 8.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Social Sciences : 8.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 8.0%
Liberal Arts : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
European Studies/Civilization B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business/Commerce, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Education
Education, General B
Elementary Education and Teaching C
Secondary Education and Teaching C

Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Pre-Dentistry Studies B
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Pre-Nursing Studies B
Pre-Pharmacy Studies B
Pre-Veterinary Studies B

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Pre-Law Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Independent Study

Cross-Registration

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Off-Campus Study Options

Semester At Sea

Study Abroad

Urban Semester

Washington Semester

New York Semester

Computer Services

100 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Medical : 3.0%

Other : 15.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : theater, observatory, electronic music lab, physiology lab, organic garden, Cosmic Muon Detector Array, vivarium

Geographic Location : 90 miles from Los Angeles.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,325

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 406

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,308

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 73.0%

Out of state students : 27.0%

Part Time students : <1%

Percentage of males : 40.0%

Percentage of females : 60.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 20.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 8.0%

White : 55.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Chapel attendance required on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Dry, tobacco-free campus. Men and women do not share hallways and bathrooms in dorms. Selected visiting hours for members of opposite sex.

Student Newspaper : The Horizon

Student Newspaper URL : www.westmont.edu/_student_life/TheHorizon.html

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Warriors

Sport Member : NAIA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Rugby

Men's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : Climbing, Polo


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 3,074

Admitted : 1,992

Enrolled : 406

Somewhat selective 65.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : 1,668

Admitted early action : 1,158

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Level of Applicant's Interest

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Recommendations

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

Class Rank

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Racial/Ethnic Status

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Test scores must be received by November 1 for Early Action applicants.

A note from the college

College preparatory high school curriculum, high school rank, test scores, 1 academic recommendation, and essay required. Personal interview, teacher, pastor, and other recommendations optional.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 33.0%

Top Quarter : 56.0%

Top Half : 81.0%

Bottom Half : 19.0%

Bottom Quarter : 4.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 17.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 17.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 11.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 10.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 19.0%

600 - 699 : 40.0%

500 - 599 : 34.0%

400 - 499 : 6.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 16.0%

600 - 699 : 35.0%

500 - 599 : 40.0%

400 - 499 : 9.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 35.0%

24 - 29 : 28.0%

18 - 23 : 31.0%

12 - 17 : 6.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 18.0%

24 - 29 : 45.0%

18 - 23 : 19.0%

12 - 17 : 18.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 40.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 29.0%

12 - 17 : 9.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Westmont grants advanced placement and/or credit to students who present scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board. The College limits credit to a maximum of 32 advanced placement/IB units. Up to three Westmont-approved advanced placement exams may be applied to the Common Inquiries general education curriculum requirements and any remaining AP units may be applied as electives. Students may petition to apply AP credit in additional Common Inquiries areas upon completing an advanced course in the area at Westmont.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

3

0

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

2

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 76.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 43.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

540 - 660

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

560 - 670

ACT Composite

21 - 30


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

4

CI-2E

All

3-D Art and Design

4

4

CI-2E

All

Art History

4

4

--

All

Biology

4

4

BIO-005

All

Calculus AB

4

4

MA-009

All

Calculus BC

4

8

MA-009, MA-010

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

4

4

MA-009

All

Chemistry

4

4

CHM-005

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

4

CSK-3C

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

4

CI-2H

All

Computer Science A

4

4

--

All

Computer Science Principles

4

4

CS-005

All

Drawing

4

4

CI-2E

All

English Language and Composition

4

4

ENG-002

All

English Literature and Composition

4

4

CI-2A, CSK-3A1

All

Environmental Science

4

4

CI-2B

All

European History

4

4

CI-2G

All

French Language and Culture

4

4

FR-004

All

German Language and Culture

4

4

GER-004

All

Human Geography

4

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

4

CSK-3C

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

4

CSK-3C

All

Latin

4

4

CSK-3C

All

Macroeconomics

4

4

EB-011

All

Microeconomics

4

4

EB-010

All

Music Theory

4

4

MU-010

All

Physics 1

4

4

PHY-011

All

Physics 2

4

4

PHY-013

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

PHY-023

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHY-021

All

Psychology

4

4

PSY-001

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

4

SP-004

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

4

CI-2A, CSK-3C

All

Statistics

4

4

MA-005

All

United States Government and Politics

4

4

CI-2H

All

United States History

4

8

HIS-007, HIS-008

All

World History: Modern

4

4

HIS-009

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

4

American Literature

50

4

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

4

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

4

College Algebra

50

4

College Mathematics

50

4

English Literature

50

4

French I

50

4

French II

50

4

German I

50

4

German II

50

4

History of United States I

50

4

History of United States II

50

4

Human Growth and Development

50

4

Humanities

50

4

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

4

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

4

Introductory Business Law

50

4

Introductory Psychology

50

4

Introductory Sociology

50

4

Natural Science

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

4

Principles of Management

50

4

Principles of Marketing

50

4

Principles of Microeconomics

50

4

Social Sciences and History

50

4

Spanish I

50

4

Spanish II

50

4

Western Civilization I

50

4

Western Civilization II

50

4

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 79.0%

% of loans / jobs : 21.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 80.0%

% Judged to have need : 86.0%

% that were offered aid : 86.0%

% that had need fully met : 29.0%

% of need met : 85.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $40,025.00

Avg non need-based aid : $22,367.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $32,483.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,956.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $39,145.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : May 15

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Sean Smith

Financial aid office phone : (888) 963-4624

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Other: Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (if student is California resident)

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

The following first-year scholarships are automatically awarded to entering students based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores: President's Scholarship - $25,000; Ruth Kerr Scholarship - $22,000; Wallace L. Emerson Scholarship - $20,000; Founder's Scholarship - $18,000; Warrior Academic Award - $15,000. Top scholars compete for Augustinian Scholarships, which are awarded to equal 85% of tuition. These scholarships are renewed annually as long as students meet academic requirements. Transfer students are also eligible for academic scholarships, which are awarded based on the student's college GPA: President's Scholarship - $15,000; Ruth Kerr Scholarship - $12,000; Founder's Scholarship - $9,000. These, too, are renewed annually, as long as students continue to meet academic requirements.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$48,180.00

$48,180.00

$48,180.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$48,180.00

$48,180.00

$48,180.00

Room and board:

$15,040.00

$8,550.00

$500.00

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$900.00

$900.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$66,220.00

$60,630.00

$52,580.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$66,220.00

$60,630.00

$52,580.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1.7

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 32

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 232

Transfers admitted percentage: 59.0%

Transfers admitted: 139

Transfers enrolled percentage: 14.0%

Transfers enrolled: 33

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 70.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 30.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Transfer applicants with fewer than 24 transferable semester units are evaluated on high school performance and SAT or ACT results.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $48,180.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $15,040.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $8,550.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $1,066,558.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 27

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 83

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser