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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
Enrollment 370 (48% men, 52% women)
Average SAT score ERW + Math: 1300
Reading + Math: 1279
Student Body From 41 states; Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Nepal, United Kingdom, 
Retention rate 90% of 2016-2017 freshmen returned for Sophomore Year
Graduation rates 71% in four years (average for other schools: 39%)
77% 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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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