Westmont College

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Westmont College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Santa Barbara, CA, a predominately suburban area. Westmont College has an enrollment of nearly 1,400 students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to Westmont College. A score between 1580 to 1960 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Westmont College average GPA (3.28 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 70% with 20% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at westmont.edu.

Overall Westmont College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Westmont College was reported as 70.2% in Fall 2013 with over 2,150 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1580 - 1960
  • ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Westmont College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Westmont College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Westmont College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 80.1%
  • 2010-2011: 75.5%
  • 2011-2012: 61.3%
  • 2012-2013: 66.0%
  • 2013-2014: 70.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.9%

How Does Westmont College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Westmont College is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California Lutheran University48.0%
California Institute of the Arts29.9%
The Master's College and Seminary61.4%
Columbia College Hollywood54.8%
Mount St. Mary's College74.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Westmont College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 650
Math540 - 660
Writing520 - 650
Total Score1580 - 1960
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math24 - 29
Composite Score24 - 29
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