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American Jewish University is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon the mission of Jewish Learning, Culture, Ethics, Leadership and Peoplehood. In 2007, the University of Judaism merged with the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, creating a landmark entity, from then on known as American Jewish University. This new organization now boasted two campuses, a single vision and a shared future. Today, American Jewish University is one of the largest and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country.
Antioch University Los Angeles provides rigorous progressive education to prepare students for the complexities of today’s diverse societies. Combining dynamic scholarship and creative endeavor with experiential learning and reflective practice, AULA fosters personal and collective agency, global citizenship, and socially conscious leadership. Our intimate campus crackles with life, as students explore eye-opening, sometimes radical new ways to look at the world. Inside our comfortable classrooms, they engage in heady dialogue with each other and with their instructors, who encourage out-of-the box thinking and novel approaches to longstanding problems. The lively conversations spill over into our courtyard, where you can find students collaborating on projects, socializing over a meal at the café, or enjoying some solitude in the California sunshine.
Learn to create. Influence change. This is the mission of Art Center College of Design. For more than 85 years, the College has achieved an international reputation for its rigorous, transdisciplinary curriculum, faculty of professionals, strong ties to industry and a commitment to socially responsible design. Art Center prepares artists and designers to make a positive impact in their chosen fields—as well as the world at large.
A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges for seven years running.
Biola University, named an “up and coming” national universities by U.S. News & World Report three years in a row, is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For more than 100 years, Biola has remained committed to its mission of biblically centered education, integrating biblical principles with every academic program. The university’s six schools offer 145 academic programs, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D.
Brandman University, a part of the Chapman University System, is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been serving the needs of working professionals since 1958. We offer over 52 bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and certificate programs in a blended format, combining online and in-class instruction at 26 campuses in California and Washington. Fully-online programs are also available for added flexibility.
California Baptist University believes each person has been created for a purpose. CBU helps students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world.
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 21 undergraduate and eight graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing.
California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution of higher education that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities and the Earth. The Institute offers interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative studies and leadership, integrative health, women’s spirituality, counseling, community mental health, and the arts.
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future.
California Institute of the Arts educates artists in a learning environment founded on artmaking excellence, creative experimentation, critical reflection and the diversity of voices. To advance the exploration of new forms and expressions, CalArts urges collaboration and reciprocity among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions—both on campus and in ongoing engagement with communities near and far.
At Cal Lutheran, our dedicated and accomplished faculty works with small classes of undergraduate and graduate students who are open-minded — about ideas, about people, and about faith — and are seeking to grow as individuals while they pursue their passions and discover their purpose.
Located in Orange, California, Chapman is a mid-sized university. Our diverse student body combined with our small classes make it possible for you to connect across borders and backgrounds, opening your experience to different cultures and ways of viewing the world. We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences as well as professional programs, giving both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become multidimensional, original thinkers—the kind of people who flourish in a challenging world.
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is a premier mission-driven university dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved communities through health professions education, biomedical research and compassionate patient care. Since incorporating in 1966 out of the ashes of the Watts rebellion, we’ve been serving South Los Angeles and beyond by working to eliminate health disparities and providing unique, quality education and training opportunities. CDU has produced thousands of diverse health care leaders ready to provide care in today’s workforce with excellence and compassion.
At The Chicago School, a not-for-profit accredited graduate school, you will benefit from the superior theoretical and classroom preparation you expect from an established institution—but you will get so much more than that. You will receive a wholly unrivaled range of real-world training opportunities—beginning your fist semester on campus—to help you build a relevant, robust resume that will set you apart and prepare you to make an impact in a way few other graduates can.
Providing advanced education for the future of society, Claremont Graduate University is dedicated exclusively to graduate study, awarding master’s and doctoral degrees in 22 professional and academic disciplines through nine academic schools and two programs: School of Educational Studies, School of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences, School of Politics & Economics, School of Information Systems & Technology, School of the Arts & Humanities, School of Religion, School of Mathematical Sciences, School of Community & Global Health and the Peter F. Drucker School of Management. Programs include: Botany Department and Africana Studies.
As one of the nation’s most selective private liberal arts colleges, CMC sits among the intellectually-stimulating, socially-fulfilling, seven-college community known as The Claremont Colleges, a system modeled after England’s Oxford University. Founded in 1946, CMC is the youngest of the nation’s top colleges and enrolls approximately 1,200 students.
Concordia University Irvine is a USNews Top Tier Regional University that prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. CUI offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among Christian universities in the region because of the University’s innovative and engaging Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out “Grace Alone. Faith Alone.”
Dominican University of California is an independent university of Catholic heritage located 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach.
The best choice for distributed graduate-level learning in the fields of psychology , organizational development , and educational leadership. Our depth in these three fields attract committed, full-time faculty members who develop deep mentoring relationships with students. The result is a collaborative learning experience that elicits creative solutions and enlightened practice.
Fresno Pacific University develops students for leadership and service through excellence in Christian higher education.
Our name is Mudd, and we’re proud of it. We’re one of the premier engineering, science and mathematics colleges in the nation. We’re also unique because we are a liberal arts college. Aren’t engineering, science and mathematics mutually exclusive of the liberal arts? Maybe at some places, but not at HMC. We educate engineers, scientists and mathematicians who become leaders in their fields and have a clear understanding of the impact their work has on society. That’s the big picture.
Holy Names University (HNU) was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names Jesus and Mary in 1868 on the shores of Lake Merritt. In 1957, the campus was moved from Lake Merritt to a wooded, sixty-acre site in the Oakland Hills. An academic community committed to the full development of each student, Holy Names offers a liberal education rooted in the Catholic tradition, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service in a complex world.
Hope International University is a private Christian university founded in 1928. HIU’s mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. HIU is regionally accredited and offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, certificate programs, and credential programs to more than 1300 students world-wide.
For over 110 years, we have been serving motivated, determined students who want a wide variety of options and a competitive advantage in the career marketplace.
Established in 1994 by Dr. Shu-Park Chan, International Technological University (ITU) provides excellence in education for the future leaders of Silicon Valley corporations, leveraging the best of Silicon Valley’s technology and business models to advance developing economies throughout the world. ITU reflects and enhances Silicon Valley’s unique business culture with six industry-oriented departments that provide high-quality academic and practical training and offer unparalleled certificate, graduate, and doctorate programs in electrical engineering, digital arts, computer science, engineering management, and business administration. ITU degree programs aim to cultivate forward-thinking engineers, engineering managers, and business entrepreneurs and administrators with a deep understanding of professional ethics, intellectual property law, environmental protection, and other contemporary issues.
KGI educates future leaders of the bioscience industry through distinctive Professional Science Master’s and PhD programs offering integrated life science/engineering/business curriculums and focusing on industry projects and collaborations. Degree programs include our Master of Bioscience (MBS) and Postdoctoral Professional Masters in Bioscience Management (PPM). We also offer the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program (PPC) for aspiring medical school students.
As members of the diverse La Sierra University community, we are committed to inquiry, learning, and service. Our community is rooted in the Christian gospel and Seventh-day Adventist values and ideals.
Founded in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD has grown to include five undergraduate majors and a graduate department. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation, and Game Art. The graduate program awards a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and in Painting.
Loma Linda University (LLU) is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,000 students located in Southern California. Eight schools comprise the University organization. More than 55 programs are offered by the schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Religion and Behavioral Health. Curricula offered range from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body. LLU also offers distance education.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation’s most beautiful and green campuses.
Marymount California University, formally Marymount College, is a Catholic institution that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds into a quality, values-based education. We foster a student-centered approach to learning that promotes the development of the whole person. In the spirit of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, we challenge our students to pursue lives of leadership and service.
The mission of The Master’s College is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God.
Menlo College’s mission is to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society.
Mount Saint Mary’s is the only women’s university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equality, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary’s provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world.
Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. Today, that dedication has resulted in National University becoming the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and 12th largest in the United States.
Founded over 160 years ago, we are the fifth oldest college in California. NDNU is a fully accredited, private, Catholic, co-educational master’s university, located on the San Francisco peninsula in Silicon Valley. With nearly 2,000 student from 28 states and 23 different countries, NDNU exposes students to broad interest and perspectives through others with diverse backgrounds.
For 125 years, our tight-knit community of students and scholars has come together in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most stimulating and creative cities in the world.
Otis College of Art and Design is a non-profit (501(c)3 institution founded in 1918 by General Harrison Gray Otis, the founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, who bequeathed his home to the city for “the advancement of the arts.” For almost eighty years, Otis remained at this downtown location. In 1997, the College moved to the Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus on the West side.
Founded more than 60 years ago on the belief that every individual has unique gifts and infinite potential, Pacific Oaks College has become known for providing a transformative education specifically tailored to adults and non-traditional students. Whether you are returning to school to complete your bachelor’s degree and launch a new chapter in your life, or pursuing a master’s degree to advance your current career, Pacific Oaks will nurture and empower you to achieve your dreams.
Pacific Union College is a fully accredited Seventh-day Adventist Christian liberal arts college, founded in 1882 and located in California’s Napa Valley. The college’s overall program offers a full lineup of bachelor’s degrees as well as several associate degrees, one master’s degree, and pre-professional and degree completion programs.
Founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University (PAU) is dedicated to reducing suffering and improving lives through education and research anchored in psychology, clinical training and practice in a diversity of cultures, and service to communities around the world.
Pepperdine University is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.
Pitzer College produces engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world through an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts education emphasizing social justice, intercultural understanding and environmental sensitivity. The meaningful participation of students, faculty and staff in college governance and academic program design is a Pitzer core value. Our community thrives within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, which provide an unsurpassed breadth of academic, athletic and social opportunities.
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In the desert landscape that was inland Southern California in 1887, it took audacity to imagine “a college in a garden.” Yet far from the ivied halls of the Northeast, Pomona’s founders envisioned “a college of the New England type,” with small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a green jewel of a campus. From that audacious beginning, Pomona has grown to be one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges. Located in Claremont, Calif., on a campus where ivy and palm trees coexist under habitually sunny skies, Pomona offers an environment for intellectual development and personal growth that is second to none.
At Providence, we believe that an institution is most successful if its vision is stated clearly and integrated consciously into every aspect of community life. The principles that guide Providence are adherence to the teachings of scripture, Christ-centeredness in both doctrine and practice, and faithful service in extending the Kingdom of God into every area of life. These principles are woven throughout the Providence experience, from school mission statement to syllabus.
A Saint Mary’s education inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. It engages the intellect and spirit, and awakens the desire to transform society. We are all learners here — working together to understand and shape the world.
Samuel Merritt University offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level in five academic disciplines: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy and Podiatric Medicine. You can view our academic programs by degree or location below or go directly to our current course schedule
Located in beautiful Southern California, San Diego Christian College provides an excellent liberal arts education that thrives on making the Bible come alive. Our faculty and administration desire each and every student to purposefully seek after God in all they do, to pursue an incredible educational experience while earning a Bachelor’s degree, and to learn how to become the next generation of Godly leaders.
San Francisco Art Institute provides its students with a rigorous education in the fine arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an innovative, intensive studio environment; a vital liberal arts experience; and engagement with the world at large. SFAI also strives to be a leader in promoting awareness of the relevance of the arts in contemporary culture.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music educates exceptionally talented musicians from around the world to become artists of the highest caliber, as well as musical citizens prepared for the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.
Saybrook University provides rigorous graduate education that inspires transformational change in individuals, organizations, and communities, toward a just, humane, and sustainable world.
Scripps College has grown in the past 81 years from a small college with 50 women in the entering class to a renowned liberal arts college for close to 900 women who come from all areas of the United States and many parts of the world. A Landscape and Architectural Blueprint, completed in 2004, ensures that additions and reconstruction maintain the campus in keeping with its master plan and its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Simpson University’s vision is to be a healthy, growing, Christ-centered higher educational institution that is recognized for advancing scholarship, utilizing educational innovation, supporting student growth, embodying Christian community, and demonstrating cultural engagement in carrying out our commitment to world service.
Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo. SUA is just one mile from the beach (if you are a bird – seven miles driving) and located in the heart of Southern California’s abundance of cultural, educational, sporting and adventure opportunities.
SCI-Arc is a center of innovation and one of the nation’s few independent architecture schools, dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future. Located in a quarter-mile long former freight depot in the artist’s district in the heart of Los Angeles. It is distinguished by the vibrant atmosphere of its studios, which provides students with a uniquely inspiring environment in which to study architecture and design. An integral part of the emerging cultural hub of a city with a tradition of architectural experimentation, SCI-Arc is devoted to finding radically new responses to the real needs and aspirations of today’s world.
Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) has been a leader in educating students to be competent and caring integrative healthcare practitioners for over 100 years. SCU has a history of providing the highest levels of patient care and has gained a reputation for excellence in an evidenced-informed curriculum. SCU is the best place to prepare for a successful and rewarding career in complementary, alternative and integrative healthcare.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions.
Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., came into being in the late 1960s and early 1970s, during a time of great tumult in the United States that deeply affected the country’s institutions and its mores. The College’s founders, a seasoned group of lay Catholic educators, were concerned about the declining condition of higher education and, in particular, Catholic higher education.
Established in 1997, Touro University California offers graduate degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, nursing, public health and education. The mission of Touro University is to educate caring professionals to serve, to lead and to teach. Students from diverse backgrounds are recruited nationally to create a dynamic, robust learning environment.
Since 1891, the University of La Verne has been dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering service, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. Though decades of growth have changed its appearance and reach, La Verne has retained its sense of purpose, seeking to provide students with individual attention to spark personal growth through intellectual challenge and development. The University takes pride in knowing its nearly 50,000 alumni worldwide have made a difference in their professions and communities.
Since our founding in 1907, we haven’t wavered from our promise: a transformative education in an environment of academic rigor and personal responsibility, where you can blend what you learn in the classroom with life skills that will help you affect positive change in the world.
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.
The University of San Francisco is in the heart of one of the most innovative and diverse cities and features a vibrant community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields while building a more humane and just world. USF students, faculty, and alumni are involved in the entrepreneurial city of San Francisco and work in all industries, from technology to nonprofits.
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study.
University of the West was founded in 1991 as a contemporary university intent on educating, inspiring, and preparing students to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex and globally interdependent world. University of the West is located at the center of this cultural and intellectual exchange as a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural institution that integrates the finest of liberal arts traditions with a global perspective in order to provide a comprehensive student-centered educational experience of the highest quality.
Vanguard University is a private, Christian, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. The U.S. News & World Report has ranked Vanguard among the best baccalaureate colleges in the west in their 2011-2012 rankings of colleges and universities and The Princeton Review named VU a 2011-2012 “Best in the West” College. Additionally, Vanguard is named in the 2012-13 Christian Colleges of Distinction. Vanguard University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
To produce, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities.
Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community serving God’s kingdom by cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world.
Since its founding in 1887, Whittier College has been a place of academic innovation, where a community of learners pushes past constraints and “measured” ways of doing things, embracing the bold and the cutting edge. Here, students and professors alike reach across academic dividing lines to discover the interconnectedness of ideas. As a result, students gain an intellectual grounding that will serve them throughout their lives—as scholars, professionals, and responsible world citizens.
The William Jessup University vision is that our graduates will be transformed and will help redeem world culture by providing notable servant leadership; by enriching family, church and community life; and by serving with distinction in their chosen career.
An education focused on innovation, creativity, and forward-thinking leadership. A distinguished faculty that really cares, an exciting curriculum tailored to fit your individual career path, a charming campus, an experience that prepares you to make a difference in the real world…this is the Woodbury difference. You can reach for your dreams at Woodbury.