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At Westmont we push our faith and expand our knowledge to enable us to use our talents more fully in the service of Christ.

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Learning to lead a life of significance begins with a deep love of God and is tempered by rigorous training in every area of human knowledge.

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In the foothills of Santa Barbara, where the ocean meets the mountains, we find our calling amongst a close-knit community.



Deeper Purpose

Westmont, known for academic excellence, holistic education, cohesive community, and leadership development, is the premier Christian liberal arts college in the Western U.S. and one of the top two in the country. For 86 years, we’ve remained committed to keeping Christ preeminent. We believe learning to lead a life of significance begins with a deep love for God. Our history overflows with people animated by their faith, motivated by their intellect, and willing to embrace deeply held commitments that inspire a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service.

About Westmont


Ranked #1 Christian Liberal Arts College 
in California and the Western United States. 

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Character. Faith. Excellence.

Why Westmont?

Our high-achieving students reflect integrity and an open mind. They value unique perspectives, backgrounds, talent, and knowledge They believe in a well-informed and well-tested Christian faith. They seek vocation, significance, community and justice.

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Visit Santa Barbara, California

A Vibrant and Unbeatable Location

See the ascending peaks of the mountains and the vast expanse of the ocean from a unique vantage point in the foothills of Santa Barbara. In this one-of-a-kind location, you’ll unlock your potential, broaden your impact and deepen your understanding.

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Upcoming Events



Spring Break

March 11th - March 15th 2024

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Stargazing- Observatory Public Viewing

3/15 | 7:30pm - 10:30pm

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Admitted Students Day

4/19 | Join us for Admitted Students Day on April 19, 2024!

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Scholarships and Merit Awards

Affording College

Westmont funds more than $30 million in grants and scholarships. Ninety-five percent of first-year and transfer students at Westmont receive merit scholarships (ranging from $15,000- $25,000 per year), talent-based scholarships and/or need-based grants.

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A Connective Community

Join a vibrant and engaged community at Westmont! Our Integrated Community Program (ICP) helps students make a positive impact in the world through service, leadership and intercultural learning. It provides a supportive and transformative environment for students to grow and learn. Join us and become part of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Talk Explores Balance, Mobility, Aging

Professor Adam Goodworth and alum Maury Hayashida speak about “Aging and Mobility: Fundamentals and Frontiers” on March 21.

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Viewing Features Jupiter, Orion Nebula

Jupiter and the Great Orion Nebula, M42, will be part of this month’s free stargazing event March 15.

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Student Film Fest Gains Popularity

The Montecito Student Film Festival features student filmmakers from 65 countries March 23,

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