Westmont College

Private, Four-years School Located in Santa Barbara, CA

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How much is the Westmont tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Westmont's tuition & fees is $50,066 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $68,826 when a student lives on-campus.

Westmont Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$50,066
Books & Supplies Costs$1,600
On-campus Room & Board$15,760
On-campus Expenses$1,400
Off-campus Room & Board$8,550
Off-campus Expenses$2,300
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$51,513

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Westmont for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $215,154 at Westmont. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $287,879. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $145,252.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$51,513$69,072$34,924
Sophomore (2024-25)$53,001$70,968$35,834
Junior (2025-26)$54,532$72,918$36,768
Senior (2026-27)$56,108$74,921$37,727
4 Years Total$215,154$287,879$145,252
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$53,001$70,968$35,834
Sophomore (2025-26)$54,532$72,918$36,768
Junior (2026-27)$56,108$74,921$37,727
Senior (2027-28)$57,729$76,980$38,711
4 Years Total$221,371$295,787$149,039
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$54,532$72,918$36,768
Sophomore (2026-27)$56,108$74,921$37,727
Junior (2027-28)$57,729$76,980$38,711
Senior (2028-29)$59,397$79,095$39,721
4 Years Total$227,767$303,914$152,926
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$56,108$74,921$37,727
Sophomore (2027-28)$57,729$76,980$38,711
Junior (2028-29)$59,397$79,095$39,721
Senior (2029-30)$61,114$81,270$40,757
4 Years Total$234,349$312,266$156,915
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$57,729$76,980$38,711
Sophomore (2028-29)$59,397$79,095$39,721
Junior (2029-30)$61,114$81,270$40,757
Senior (2030-31)$62,880$83,504$41,821
4 Years Total$241,120$320,849$161,010

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Westmont' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $22,481.
In-StateOut-of-State
Westmont College$50,066
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Westmont and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Westmont CollegeSanta Barbara, CA$50,066
Smith CollegeNorthampton, MA$58,768
Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CT$64,022
Austin CollegeSherman, TX$44,212
Saint Anselm CollegeManchester, NH$45,340
Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, PA$61,746
Bates CollegeLewiston, ME$61,066
Centre CollegeDanville, KY$48,070
Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown, PA$35,700
St Olaf CollegeNorthfield, MN$54,650
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY$64,800

Financial Aid and COA

At Westmont College, 1,218 students (98%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $33,189.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Westmont is $35,637 for students living on-campus and $29,327 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 322 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $33,900 and the average amount of student loans is $7,897.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$68,826
COA (off-campus)$62,516
Tuition & Fees$50,066
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,760
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,450
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$35,637
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,327
Average Financial Aid$33,189
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,21898%$33,189
Pell Grants23519%$4,717
Federal Student Loan59848%$6,089
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid32298%-
Grants or Scholarships32097%$33,900
Federal Grants6018%$5,876
Pell Grants5918%$4,686
Other Federal Grants4313%$1,770
State/Local Grants7322%$8,197
Institutional Grants32097%$30,928
Student Loan Aid17954%$7,897
Federal Student Loans17152%$5,115
Other Student Loans9027%$5,987

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Westmont's acceptance rate is 78.97%. A total of 2,344 applicants applied to and 1,851 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 333 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.99%.
To apply to Westmont, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,344805$1,539
Admitted1,851622$1,229
Enrolled333117$216
Acceptance Rate78.97%77.27%79.86%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.99%18.81%17.58%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Westmont. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,310 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 29.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,3101,1601,460
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW658595720
SAT Math653565740
ACT Composite292631
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math272529
ACT English302634

Student Population

Westmont College has a total of 1,284 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 489 male students and 749 female students attending Westmont.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate1,238 489749

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone805-565-6000
WEBwww.westmont.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered31 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate81.99%
Yield16.52%
Student Population1,284
Graduation Rate74%
Retention Rate86%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties96 (Full-time), 69 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs295 (Full-time), 102 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$86,700
Average Staff Salary$65,820