Nestled in the Santa Barbara foothills, Westmont College is a Christian liberal arts college in southern California. Westmont confers bachelor’s degrees in 26 fields of study and is also home to 11 pre-professional academic programs. As a Christian institution, Westmont holds chapel services three times per week and attendance is required. Among Westmont’s social offerings, the annual Spring Sing features a Broadway-style showcase competition between all campus residence halls.
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westmont is a tight-knit community. it's challenging, stretching, thought-provoking. this college is my second home.
Emmalee from Brea, CA
Westmont is a very inviting, faithfully energetic, and tight-knit school. It's located in beautiful Santa Barbara. Centers a lot around the Christian aspect of it.
Anastasia from Woodland Hills, CA
The staff is amazingly caring. The campus is gorgeous and last but not least it is only a couple minutes from the beach in Santa Barbara.
freshman from WA
Westmont is an all around outstanding Christian Liberal Arts school. It's commitments to personal relationships, spiritual development and academic excellence show how Westmont aims to not only mold perfect students but also members of society that will make change. Westmont truly does fulfill its mission as a Christian Liberal Arts school by creating truly exceptional, well rounded students
Michael from Anthem, AZ
Welcoming Christian community and helpful staff. The classes are rigorous but very rewarding. The students there are very nice and I cannot wait to start going here.
Westmont is the all inclusive package. It offers an amazing education, helpful professors, and an inviting community and student body. Not to mention who could beat the location of Santa Barbara.