Westmont College is located in the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountain range, overlooking the Channel Islands on the Pacific Central Coast of Santa Barbara, California. Offering overing 100 academic and pre-professional programs to students from 40 states and 20 countries, Westmont's nationally ranked, Christian liberal arts curriculum prepares undergraduates to pursue lives of significance impacting societies and cultures worldwide. As a residential campus, you'll belong to a strong, caring, and diverse community that will help you thrive, shape the world, and contribute to society.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You belong here. Visit westmont.edu/apply to start your application today! Along with your application you will be asked to submit your official high school transcripts, test scores (optional) and one academic reference. Early Action I deadline is October 15, Early Action II deadline is November 1 and Priority Decision deadline is January 15.


Transfer students make up 20 percent of the incoming class each year, starting in either the spring or fall semester. Get the classes you need to graduate on time along with guaranteed on-campus housing. No credit threshold required and IGETC coursework is accepted. Along with your application, please submit your official transcripts, test scores (optional) and academic reference. Spring transfer application deadline is November 1 and Fall application deadline is March 1.

Additional Information

Generous academic scholarships set the foundation of our financial aid program and are awarded to students who show exceptional promise for success at Westmont. Detailed criteria for our academic scholarships, along with information on other scholarship—for athletics, music, visual art, and theatre—and grant opportunities are available on our website.

Applying test-optional?
Students applying without ACT or SAT scores are eligible for all our academic scholarship tiers. Merit scholarships are awarded based on the academic criteria available to us. Admission decisions are always made on the basis of a holistic review, including academic credentials, an interview, extra-curricular involvement, demonstrated leadership and more.

Visit us

Visit Westmont and see one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Our location in the foothills of scenic Santa Barbara offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez mountains. We’d love to welcome you to our wooded acres and formal gardens. You'll learn from world-class faculty and engaging students how Westmont can prepare you for a lifelong journey of spiritual growth, academic pursuit and personal maturity. Experience preview days or create your own unique experience by visiting westmont.edu/visit

Westmont consistently ranks among the nation's best liberal arts colleges with one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. In your time here you will prepare for a life of leadership and service while discovering how faith leads to deeper understanding.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108, United States of America

Phone number

(805) 565-6200