Letter from the President
Welcome to Westmont,
We trust you will enjoy the people, resources and facilities of this extraordinary campus. You will find here much to explore, from the arts to astronomy, from athletics to beautiful gardens, from the resources of the library and science labs to those of music and chapel programs. But mostly, Westmont is about people, and that’s our greatest resource: faculty, students and staff they are the best! Enjoy.
Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D.
October 29, 1937
|Motto:||Christus Primatum Tenens: Christ Holding Preeminence|
|Enrollment:||1,355 students total (with 1,200 on campus in Santa Barbara) from 36 states, 12 countries and 30 denominations (Fall 2012)|
|Personnel:||95 full-time faculty and 246 staff; 96 percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty have earned terminal degrees; the student/faculty ratio is 12 to 1; average class size is 18 (Fall 2012)|
|Alumni:||21,506 living alumni (August, 2011)|
|Campus:||111 acres with 28 major buildings (August, 2011)|
|Library:||Over 250,000 books and bound periodicals (August, 2011)|
|Accreditation:||Western Association of Schools and Colleges; California State Board of Education|
|Tuition & Fees (details):||$37,020 (2012-2013)|
|Budget:||$67.1 million (2012-2013)|
|Endowment:||$71 million (August, 2012)|
|Mission:||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.|