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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 407 (49% men, 51% women)
Average SAT score All: ERW + Math: 1301
Juniors: Reading + Math: 1243
Seniors: Reading + Math: 1287
Student Body From 43 states; Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, United Kingdom, 
Retention rate 89% of 2017-2018 freshmen returned for Sophomore Year
Graduation rates 71% in four years (average for other schools: 39%)
83% in six years (average for other schools: 58.7%)
Tuition (2019-20) $25,600
Room & Board
Other Costs 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 40 members (33 full-time, 7 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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Caleb Skvaril (’19)

“Learning from the great books, you can see the questions that history’s greatest thinkers have asked and all the ways that they have tried to answer them. You’re able to see what’s right about what they’re saying, but also what’s wrong. The more your opinion is challenged, the more you have to refine it in order to get closer to the truth.”

– Caleb Skvaril (’19)

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