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Faith

At Westmont we push our faith and expand our knowledge to enable us to use our talents more fully in the service of Christ.

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Academics

Learning to lead a life of significance begins with a deep love of God and is tempered by rigorous training in every area of human knowledge.

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Community

In the foothills of Santa Barbara, where the ocean meets the mountains, we find our calling amongst a close-knit community.

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Deeper Purpose

Westmont, known for academic excellence, holistic education, cohesive community, and leadership development, is the premier Christian liberal arts college in the Western U.S. and one of the top two in the country. For 86 years, we’ve remained committed to keeping Christ preeminent. We believe learning to lead a life of significance begins with a deep love for God. Our history overflows with people animated by their faith, motivated by their intellect, and willing to embrace deeply held commitments that inspire a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service.

About Westmont

 

Ranked #1 Christian Liberal Arts College 
in California and the Western United States. 

For the 19th straight year, Westmont, ranked by U.S. News & World Report at No. 107 (tied), is one of the top two national Christian liberal arts colleges and the number one Christian liberal arts college in California and in the Western United States

AMERICA'S 
TOP COLLEGES

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BEST 
COLLEGE TOWNS

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TOP 10 LIBERAL ARTS 
COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA

U.S. News & World Report

 

BEST UNIVERSITIES FOR
A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

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BEST 
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Character. Faith. Excellence.

Why Westmont?

Our high-achieving students reflect integrity and an open mind. They value unique perspectives, backgrounds, talent, and knowledge They believe in a well-informed and well-tested Christian faith. They seek vocation, significance, community and justice.

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Visit Santa Barbara

A Vibrant and Unbeatable Location

See the ascending peaks of the mountains and the vast expanse of the ocean from a unique vantage point in the foothills of Santa Barbara. In this one-of-a-kind location, you’ll unlock your potential, broaden your impact and deepen your understanding.

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Extend Your Stay, Get Your 3rd Night Free

 

Upcoming Events

23

JULY

Impact Conference

7/23 - 7/26 | Attend Westmont's premiere 
technology thought-leadership conference.

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20

AUGUST

First Connections Orientation 2024

8/20 - 8/21 | Westmont invites first-generation 
college students and students who have had 
significant international experience to campus 
prior to the start of New Student Orientation 
for all incoming students.

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21

AUGUST

Warrior Welcome

8/21 - 8/25 | Westmont College's orientation 
program welcomes new students and parents
of new students.

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Scholarships and Merit Awards

Affording College

Westmont funds more than $30 million in grants and scholarships. Ninety-five percent of first-year and transfer students at Westmont receive merit scholarships (ranging from $15,000- $25,000 per year), talent-based scholarships and/or need-based grants.

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A Connective Community

Join a vibrant and engaged community at Westmont! Our Integrated Community Program (ICP) helps students make a positive impact in the world through service, leadership and intercultural learning. It provides a supportive and transformative environment for students to grow and learn. Join us and become part of a diverse and inclusive community.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Life On Campus

News Headlines

Summer Exhibit Unveils New Acquisitions

Experience 45 of the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art’s recent acquisitions at a stunning summer show.

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President Reflects on Crucible Moments

President Gayle D. Beebe of Westmont College shares in his newest book the power of life’s crucibles.

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Warriors Welcome New Baseball Coach

Paul Svagdis, who has 28 years of collegiate coaching experience, takes over as head coach of Westmont baseball. 

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