Westmont provides a high quality undergraduate liberal arts education in a residential campus community. Students develop a rigorous intellectual competence, healthy personal development, a global perspective, and strong Christian commitments. U.S. News and World Report ranks Westmont among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges; the John Templeton Foundation consistently ranks Westmont among the top 100 colleges committed to character development. Westmont has about 1,300 students, with 1,200 on the Santa Barbara campus, from 38 states and several countries. Westmont's unique mission and resources add value to theSanta Barbara community through its partnerships with local organizations.