Liberal Arts
Westmont's rigorous liberal arts program teaches students to think critically and communicate effectively, preparing them to succeed in a quickly changing and culturally complex world. Classes that range from the sciences to the humanities provide a rich and increasingly rare education encompassing all areas of life and promoting intellectual, spiritual and personal growth.
Christian
At Westmont, Jesus Christ holds preeminence. With our commitment to historic Christianity, we encourage students to integrate their beliefs with their studies and to live out their faith in service to others. Rooting the liberal arts in Christ means that we educate the whole person and encourage students to develop biblically based, intellectually strong convictions and worldviews.
Residential
The strong, caring residential community at Westmont creates a climate conducive to intellectual inquiry, personal growth, open communication and lasting friendships. Living among supportive Christian friends and mentors, students feel free to explore the breadth of the liberal arts and examine the implications of their faith as they develop into mature, and committed men and women.
Undergraduate
Westmont devotes itself exclusively to undergraduate courses, concentrating on a critical time of life when students make decisions shaping their future. Our focused, engaging and personal program offers small classes taught by full-time faculty, close interaction with professors outside the classroom, and opportunities to participate in significant research projects.
Global
Westmont offers a global program that prepares students to live in a diverse, complex and quickly changing society so they can take their place as citizens of the world. The breadth of the liberal arts curriculum, the opportunity to study or serve overseas and an emphasis on developing an international perspective help graduates make a seamless transition to a global marketplace.

What Makes a Westmont Education Distinctive?

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  • Residential
  • Undergraduate
  • Global

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New Students Earn Large Scholarships

New Students Earn Large Scholarships

Westmont has awarded four-year Augustinian Scholarships to 30 students who arrive on campus for Orientation Thursday, Aug. 25. The Augustinian Scholars, who earn $140,000 toward tuition over four years, are the first to benefit from annual scholarships funded by an extraordinary gift from a generous donor. The college has also offered full-tuition Monroe Awards to three of the Augustinian students, Alyssa Beccue of Westlake Village, Emily Mata of Carbondale, Colo., and George Mathen of Cupertino. [more]

Hoops Tourney Features 16 High Schools

Hoops Tourney Features 16 High SchoolsSixteen high school basketball teams compete in the 43rd annual High School Summer Varsity Basketball Tournament that kicks off Friday, June 24, at noon with games being played continuously through 11 p.m. The action continues on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, all in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. [more]

Summer Students Get a Jump on College

Summer Students Get a Jump on College
Approximately 25 high school seniors and incoming first-year students from six different states will experience life at Westmont early while earning college credits from June 20 – July 8. In its sixth year, the Westmont Summer Scholars program allows high school seniors and recent high school graduates to take three weeks of intensive classes while living on campus in a residence hall. [more]

Popular Youth Summer Camps Return

Popular Youth Summer Camps Return


Westmont kicks off its annual youth summer sports camps Monday, June 20, beginning with Sports Skills, which helps develop the motor skills of co-ed campers from ages 5-10, and girls’ soccer. In the following five weeks, an array of sports camps including archery/badminton, track and field, cheer, soccer, tennis and basketball will be attended by more than a thousand youngsters. [more]

Westmont Mourns the Loss of Alumnus Klug

Westmont Mourns the Loss of Alumnus William Klug
President Gayle D. Beebe expressed the shock and sorrow of the Westmont community at learning about the shooting death of alumnus William Klug at UCLA today. “We’re deeply saddened by this tragic news and send our condolences to his wife, Mary Elise, also a Westmont graduate, and their family,” Beebe says. [more]

Alums Earn Top Awards at ‘Joie de Vivre’

Alums Earn Top Awards at ‘Joie de Vivre’  
Westmont alumnus Keaton Hudson ’14 won the Lorry Hubbard Best in Show prize for his instant film piece, “Room,” in the annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. “Working with the photograph, I’m interested in how we interact with and perceive mundane objects in everyday life,” Hudson says. [more]

Azain to Join SB Court of Champions

Azain to Join SB Court of Champions
Jeff Azain, Westmont men’s basketball assistant coach, will be inducted into the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions along with 11 others Sunday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at the Cabrillo Arts Pavillion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Tickets, which cost $60 for general admission, $30 for kids under 12 and $75 at the door, may be purchased at www.santabarbarabasketball.com. Jamaal Wilkes, NBA Hall of Famer, will also be in attendance, signing his new book, “Memoirs of the Original Smooth as Silk.” [more]

Westmont Completes $153 Million Campaign

Westmont Completes $153 Million CampaignWestmont joyfully announces completion of Strength for Today, a comprehensive drive that funds initiatives and facilities advancing leadership, affordability and innovation. Originally set at $75 million, the campaign has raised more than $153 million. President Gayle D. Beebe led the drive, the largest in college history. As he begins his 10th year at Westmont, Beebe has achieved significant success in fundraising, strategic planning, building a strong board and effective executive team, creating new off-campus study opportunities and establishing innovative programs that expand Westmont’s reach and influence. [more]

Upcoming Events

Westmont Observatory

Observatory:
Public Viewing
Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm
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Summer Visit Sessions

Summer Visit Days:
June 24
July 22
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Summer Scholars

Westmont Summer Scholars:
June 20 - July 8
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Commencement

Commencement 2016:
May 6 - 7