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 1100 to 1330 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Westmont College average GPA (3.13 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 65% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Westmont College was reported as 64.8% in Fall 2020 with over 3,070 college 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

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 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 on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.8%
  • 2017-2018: 84.7%
  • 2018-2019: 62.4%
  • 2019-2020: 64.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 65.2%

How Does Westmont College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Westmont College is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California Lutheran University71.4%
California Institute of the Arts25.3%
The Master's College and Seminary67.1%
Mount St. Mary's College89.7%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Westmont College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 670
Math540 - 660
Total Score1100 - 1330
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 33
Math20 - 29
Composite Score21 - 30
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