About College Profile
|Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community serving God’s kingdom by cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world.|
|Average high school academic GPA of 3.70 (unweighted), average combined SAT score of 1200 (critical reading and math sections only) and average ACT score of 26. At least 47% graduated in the top tenth of their class, and 72% in the upper fifth. First-year students come from all over the world, but the largest numbers hail from California, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Arizona.|
|In its annual college rankings, U.S. News & World Report lists Westmont in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges in the nation. The selective institutions in this group include eight other California institutions (Pomona, Claremont-McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Occidental, Mills, Thomas Aquinas and Pitzer).|
|Westmont offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in 26 liberal arts majors, 11 pre-professional programs, an elementary and secondary credential program, and up to 12 units for internships and practica. Majors include: art, biology, chemistry, communication studies, computer science, economics and business, engineering/physics, English, English-modern languages, French, history, interdisciplinary, kinesiology, liberal studies, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, social science, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, and theater arts.|
|Students may attend semester-long programs in San Francisco, Europe, England, Mexico, Washington, D.C., Costa Rica, Africa and Israel or visit one of the 12 other colleges in the Christian College Consortium for a semester. Professors also lead a variety of summer programs overseas.|
Beyond the Classroom
|Student musicians perform with vocal and instrumental ensembles. The Westmont Classical Repertory Theatre presents two productions each year. Senior art majors exhibit their work in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art at the end of the year. Students may choose to participate in the Westmont Leadership Development Program. Seven national academic honor societies recognize outstanding students.|
|Students are actively involved in the life of the community as volunteers, employees, and interns for a wide variety of businesses and organizations. They serve more than 30 student-run ministries on and off campus. During spring break, several hundred students travel to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Ensenada to join local churches, organizations, and ministries in their service to these communities.|
|Many students compete in the extensive intramural program and 12 intercollegiate sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, cross-country, and track for men; and basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, cross-country, and track for women. Westmont has won 13 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national championships and numerous district titles.|
|A comprehensive financial aid program includes all state and federal grant and loan programs, scholarships, funds for Westmont loans, grants, and scholarships, and part-time work on and off campus. More than 80 percent of students receive financial aid.|
|Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, foundations, and businesses, the College Advancement Office raises money each year for the Westmont Fund, which supports annual operating expenses such as student scholarships, operations, facilities, and special programs. |
Donors who give $1,000 or more to Westmont on a yearly basis become members of The President's Associates. For more information about this program, please call Patrick Morrow at (805) 565-6848.
Individuals who remember the college in their will or estate qualify for the Wallace Emerson Society. Learn more about this group from Kati Buehler at (805) 565-6883.
Creative and Performing Arts Events
|The new Westmont Museum of Art hosts exhibits by prominent artists. (805) 565-6162. |
Student musical ensembles and faculty musicians perform a variety of concerts. (805) 565-6040.
|Visit Chapel/Convocation during the school year (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. in Murchison Gym). (805) 565-6170. |
Erasmus Society Lectures bring leading scholars to campus. (805) 565-7057.
|Watch the Westmont Warriors compete in exciting NAIA contests in 11 sports. (805) 565-6010. |
Families and individuals can join Westmont's summer swim and tennis club. (805) 565-6010.
|Westmont students hold a variety of part-time jobs and serve as interns and volunteers. (805) 565-6031.|
|The observatory is open to the public the third Friday of every month at sunset (weather permitting). (805) 565-7057.|
|Westmont has a fully functioning post office, including United Parcel Service. (805) 565-6077. |