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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
Combined enrollment 439 (47% men, 53% 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
(2019-20)
$8,800
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
Combined Teaching Faculty 45 members (37 full-time, 8 part-time)
Faculty-Student Ratio 1:11
Classroom Environment Tutorials, seminars, and laboratories of 14-18 students
Libraries 65,900 volumes
Campus Sizes California: 131 acres
New England: 110 acres
Location

California: 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles Adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County

New England: 100 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River Valley 

Accolades #1 Best Value in Private Colleges — Kiplinger’s
Top Ratings 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
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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Thomas Cavanaugh (’18) -- quote 1

“The things we discover in the classroom, we recognize as true not because someone told us that they are true, but because we have reasoned to them for ourselves.”

– Thomas Cavanaugh (’18)

Larkspur, California