#1395 Overall Influence #565 Desirability Rank

Westmont College

Interdenominational Christian liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California

From Wikipedia

Westmont College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Montecito, California. It was founded in 1937.History Ruth Kerr, owner and CEO of the Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company, established the school as the Bible Missionary Institute in 1937 on the former Westlake School for Girls campus near Downtown Los Angeles. It was renamed the Western Bible College in 1939. During these early years, Kerr and the other founders decided that a liberal arts curriculum was the best direction for the school. In 1940 Dr. Wallace Emerson, the first president, renamed the school Westmont College, derived from a college in the west and in the mountains. He envisioned a Christian liberal arts college that would take its place among the best in the nation.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

2,493

Acceptance

70%

Graduation Rate

72%

Median SAT Score

1215

Median ACT Score

25

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$45,410

Fees (in-state)

$1,184

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$23,381
30K - 48K$26,078
48K - 75K$28,279
75K - 110K$29,230
110K+$36,338

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$58,000

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

1K

Under-Grads

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara CA 93108-1089

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

33 per 100K

Violent Crime

4 per 100K

What is Westmont College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#147 World Rank
Religious Studies
#466 World Rank
Philosophy
#571 World Rank
Psychology
#3282 World Rank
Education
#1853 World Rank
Literature
#1586 World Rank
History
#688 World Rank
Sociology
#1693 World Rank
Physics
#1931 World Rank
Mathematics
#1767 World Rank
Communications
#5290 World Rank
Business
#3171 World Rank
Computer Science
#3878 World Rank
Political Science
#3992 World Rank
Biology
#6580 World Rank
Engineering
#1292 World Rank
Anthropology
#5850 World Rank
Chemistry

Influential People

Who are Westmont College's Most influential alumni?

Westmont College 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Psychology

Dillon Barna

American soccer player

Kit Steinkellner

Kit Steinkellner

American playwright and screenwriter

Rick Love

Rick Love

American pastor and scholar

Amy Armento Lee

Researcher

David C. Downing

American writer and professor of English

Joshua Nunziato

Academic

Jennifer Powell McNutt

Professor of biblical and theological studies

Chris Boesel

Professor of Christian theology

Paul Ashby

Researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0003-4195-310X

Steve Smith

American singer best known from television's The Lawrence Welk Show

W. Jay Wood

Professor of philosophy

Robert H. Ring

Researcher