Fact Sheet

Founded 1971
Type Private, four-year, undergraduate, coeducational
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic with a lay administration
Curriculum Fully integrated, ordered to wisdom, great books-based
Degree Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
Enrollment 377 (50% men, 50% women)
Standardized Tests
SAT mean: 1920
SAT median: 1800-2040
Average ACT Composite: 28
ACT Median: 26-30
Student Body From 37 states; Argentina, Canada, Ireland, Nepal, Nigeria, Spain,United Kingdom
Retention rate 93% of freshman return as sophomores (2014-15)
Graduation rates 77% in four years
82% in five years
83% in six years
Tuition $24,500
Room & Board $7,950
Other Costs $50 (supplies, no additional fees)
Financial Aid Program Loans; campus employment; grants; gifts from individuals, foundations; no government or archdiocesan subsidies
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Teaching Faculty 38 members (33 full-time, 5 part-time)
Faculty-Student Ratio 1:11
Classroom Environment Tutorials, seminars, and laboratories of 14-18 students
Library 64,585 volumes
Campus Size 131 acres
Location 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles Adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County 
Accolades Highest Possible Rating for Academics and Value — Princeton Review
“Best Value” — Princeton Review
“Financial Aid Honor Roll” — Princeton Review
Top Tier — US News & World Report
“Best Value”— US News & World Report
“100 Best Values in Private Colleges” — Kiplinger’s
Alumni Nearly 40% enroll in graduate or professional schools 11% have entered the priesthood or religious life
Notable Alumni Awards Ford Foundation, Fulbright, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholars, Pontifical Academies Prize, and numerous graduate fellowships


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John Jost (’17)

“When you first arrive here, the upperclassmen are almost like your heroes because they’re at the place — or approaching the place — where you want to be, both intellectually and spiritually. It promotes friendship in a way that I have never seen before.”

– John Jost (’17)

Algonquin, Illinois