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Where Is The Best Christian College Near A Beach?

MeggyDMeggyD 1 replies1 threads New Member
Hi! I am a high schooler, but I am trying to get info on colleges. Who knows what the best private christian college is that is near a beach? Thanks! :-) :-h
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  • 2b1g1d2b1g1d 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Westmont in Santa Barbara. Also the most expensive! :)
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  • YnotgoYnotgo 3881 replies58 threads Senior Member
    Pepperdine is closer to the beach than Westmont. That is, if you can figure out how to get past the celebrity houses to access the beach in Malibu.
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  • anelmianelmi 26 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Also...Point Loma in San Diego. Westmont is so nice but so expensive. I think it might be the priciest of all Christian colleges?
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  • MeggyDMeggyD 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you! :-)
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  • CreeklandCreekland 7341 replies95 threads Senior Member
    Palm Beach Atlantic isn't too far away from a warm water beach and students often go there.
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  • BaylorpolyBaylorpoly 411 replies4 threads Member
    Vanguard in Costa Mesa is 10 minutes from Newport Beach
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  • acauseacause 63 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Definitely Pepperdine in Malibu. Gorgeous campus right on the beach (always ranked as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country) and also one of the top Christian colleges academically as well.
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  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 14268 replies297 threads Senior Member
    Pepperdine. Gorgeous, dramatic setting in Malibu.
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  • acauseacause 63 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I was exactly looking for Christian colleges on the beach as well, so I've done a ton of research, feel free to ask more questions :) but also I don't know why these people are saying Westmont is the most expensive, Pepperdine is about $10,000 more. Also point loma Nazarene in San Diego is great as well and less expensive and right on the beach (even closer than Pepperdine is, sunset cliffs is beautiful, I live here) but is less academically rigorous than Pepperdine.
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  • anelmianelmi 26 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited February 2016
    ^^ because Westmont is more on the evangelical spectrum of Christian colleges...statement of faith, only Christian professors, etc. Pepperdine is more ecumenical in that not all students need to be Christian to attend although the professors are Christian. Do you see the difference?

    Having visited Pepperdine, however, I will say the setting is gorgeous but the campus buildings are meh.
    edited February 2016
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  • BaylorpolyBaylorpoly 411 replies4 threads Member
    Pepperdine pretty isolated. Not sure how many church options are around either. Unless you surf regularly the area could be limiting. Point Loma closer to a lot more activity
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  • jjloehrjjloehr 53 replies7 threads Junior Member
    can anyone comment on the academic rigor of Westmont vs. Pepperdine, beyond looking at SAT scores etc?
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  • newjerseygirl98newjerseygirl98 2155 replies47 threads Senior Member
    I'd say Pepperdine. It depends if you're looking for a specific denomination, though.
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  • acauseacause 63 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Yes, but even though not all students have to be Christian (technically, all of these other Christian colleges do not have 100% Christians), it is a Christian college which is what this thread is about. So saying Westmont is the most expensive Christian college is not accurate. I think it's mostly the difference between whether you are looking for a really good college that is Christian (Pepperdine) vs a good Christian college (plnu, Westmont, etc)
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  • acauseacause 63 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Also, Pepperdine is isolated If you don't have a car. If you do, it's right by Santa Monica and LA. At point loma, downtown San Diego is 20 minutes away but freshman aren't allowed to have cars. I'm not sure which is more limiting without a car.
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  • californiagirl19californiagirl19 3 replies1 threads New Member
    @acause Are you sure freshman at Point Loma aren't allowed to have cars? Because my friend is a freshman there and I know he brought his car with him to school..Perhaps they just don't have parking for freshman??
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  • acauseacause 63 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @californiagirl19 yeah they're not allowed to have cars. He might be secretly parking it around the neighborhood without getting caught, idk how much they enforce the no-neighborhood-parking rule!
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 43436 replies473 threads Senior Member
    Point Loma, Pepperdine
    Pepperdine is very difficult to get into (you'd need GPA/scores on par with UCSB or UCD to get in).
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  • oak2mapleoak2maple 154 replies18 threads Junior Member
    Gordon College, although on the north shore of MA, is five minutes from the beach.
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  • atomomatomom 4763 replies41 threads Senior Member
    Chaminade U. in Honolulu (a Catholic school).
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