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Westmont College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1937
Affiliation: Christian nondenominational
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,332
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Joyce Luy
Admissions office telephone: (800) 777-9011
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 20
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $500 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 64%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 66%
Total applicants: 1,807
Total acceptances: 1,175
Total freshman enrollment: 330
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 74%
Male applicants: 561
Male acceptances: 410
Male freshman enrollment: 117
Female applicants: 1,246
Female acceptances: 765
Female freshman enrollment: 213
Out-of-state freshmen: 36%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 246
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 68
Students enrolled from waiting list: 34


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 44%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 76%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 62%
Average high school GPA: 3.8
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 - 650
Math: 550 - 650
Combined: 1110 - 1300


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.0% 7.0%
600-699 46.0% 44.0%
500-599 34.0% 44.0%
400-499 9.0% 5.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 36%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 - 30
Math: 24 - 27
Composite: 23 - 28


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 26.0% 12.0%
24-29 63.0% 48.0% 65.0%
18-23 25.0% 24.0% 20.0%
12-17 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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