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Where Is The Best Christian College Near A Beach?

MeggyDMeggyD Registered User Posts: 2 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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Replies to: Where Is The Best Christian College Near A Beach?

  • 2b1g1d2b1g1d Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Westmont in Santa Barbara. Also the most expensive! :)
  • YnotgoYnotgo Registered User Posts: 3,529 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.
  • anelmianelmi Registered User Posts: 24 New 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?
  • MeggyDMeggyD Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Thank you! :-)
  • CreeklandCreekland Registered User Posts: 3,541 Senior Member
    Palm Beach Atlantic isn't too far away from a warm water beach and students often go there.
  • BaylorpolyBaylorpoly Registered User Posts: 415 Member
    Vanguard in Costa Mesa is 10 minutes from Newport Beach
  • acauseacause Registered User Posts: 65 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.
  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 Registered User Posts: 14,567 Senior Member
    Pepperdine. Gorgeous, dramatic setting in Malibu.
  • acauseacause Registered User Posts: 65 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.
  • anelmianelmi Registered User Posts: 24 New 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.
  • BaylorpolyBaylorpoly Registered User Posts: 415 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
  • jjloehrjjloehr Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    can anyone comment on the academic rigor of Westmont vs. Pepperdine, beyond looking at SAT scores etc?
  • newjerseygirl98newjerseygirl98 Registered User Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    I'd say Pepperdine. It depends if you're looking for a specific denomination, though.
  • acauseacause Registered User Posts: 65 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)
  • acauseacause Registered User Posts: 65 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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