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Westmont College

Montecito, California, United States
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About Westmont College

Founded in 1937, Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community. Located in Santa Barbara, California, Westmont College devotes itself exclusively to undergraduate courses, Westmont is ranked #90 in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges 2012" list of liberal arts colleges.  The community which is based on staunch Christian standards, are free to explore the breadth of the liberal arts while maintaining their beliefs and strengthening them.

Westmont College offers 26 majors, ranging from art, biology, chemistry, communication studies to English, history, European studies, kinesiology, liberal studies, and mathematics amongst other courses. The student/faculty ratio is 12 to 1; which enables the average class size comprising of 18 students.  Students at Westmont, hail from 25 states, 11 countries, and 33 Christian denominations, which creates a diverse community to live in.

The campus, which has five on-campus dorms, provides a conducive and pleasant environment to live in. Extracurricular activities at Westmont are plenty, as it offers athletics, student organizations, intercultural programs, publications and so much more to choose from. Life at Westmont never gets boring, as there are movie screenings, balls, gala’s and charity events being held throughout the year.

 

Campus information

Located in Santa Barbara, California, Westmont College offers the following facilities:

  • Residence Life – Living at Westmont College is unique as it offers the opportunity to its students to choose from living on campus as well as off campus. On campus housing can be chosen from six different settings, depending on availability and affordability.
  • Athletics - Westmont College teams, nicknamed athletically as the Warriors are the official team of Westmont Athletics. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
  • Health Centre – The health centre at Westmont College, with the mission of the Christ, strives at providing adequate health services to the Weston community alike.
  • Clubs and Societies – With over 23 clubs to choose from, students are given the opportunity to pursue their interests and develop their strengths through the wide variety of options to explore.
  • Transportation- Westmont operates a shuttle between campus and a number of predetermined locations around Santa Barbara. Pocket-sized shuttle schedules are available from the post office, switchboard, physical plant, and your resident director.

 

  • Directions from South (Los Angeles)

Take 101 north and exit at Olive Mill Road. Turn right onto Olive Mill and then left onto Hot Springs Road. Turn right onto Sycamore Canyon Road and then right at Cold Spring Road. You may use the lower entrance on Cold Spring Road for the observatory and the athletic fields. For most other areas on campus, continue up Cold Spring Road, turn left on La Paz Road and drive through Westmont's main entrance

 

  • Directions from North (Santa Barbara Airport)

 Take 101 south and exit at #94B (Hot Springs Road/Cabrillo Blvd. Exit - left exit). Turn left onto East Cabrillo Road, go through the roundabout and continue north on Hot Springs Road. Turn left onto Sycamore Canyon Road and right onto Cold Spring Road. You may use the lower entrance on Cold Spring Road for the observatory and the athletic fields. For most other areas on campus, continue up Cold Spring Road, turn left on La Paz Road and drive through Westmont's main entrance.

 

Courses available 7

Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 3 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 English Language 1

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