Top Christian Colleges Guide

Christian colleges ranked by Forbes, U.S. News and Princeton Review

California

Fresno Pacific University
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (West) Tier 1
Fresno, California
Est. 1944
42-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Mennonite Brethren
Athletic Association: NAIA
fresno.edu

Westmont College
Forbes 10-11 rank: No. 81
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Santa Barbara, California
Est. 1937
130-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA
westmont.edu

William Jessup University
Rocklin, California
Est. 1939
Denominational Affiliation: Non-denominational Christian
Athletic Association: NAIA
jessup.edu

Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, California
Est. 1902
Denominational Affiliation: Nazarene
Athletic Association: NCAA-II
pointloma.edu

Vanguard University of Southern California
Forbes 10-11 rank: No. 316
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (West) Tier 1
Costa Mesa, California
Est. 1920
40-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Athletic Association: NAIA
vanguard.edu

Biola University
Forbes 10-11 rank: No. 324
U.S. News Rank: National Universities Tier 1
La Mirada, California
Est. 1908
95-acre campus
Athletic Association: NAIA
biola.edu

Azusa Pacific University
Forbes 10-11 rank: No. 428
U.S. News Rank: National Universities Tier 1
Azusa, California
Est. 1899
103-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Interdenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA-II
apu.edu

California Baptist University
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (West) Tier 1
Riverside, California
Est. 1950
131-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: California Southern Baptist Convention
Athletic Association: NCAA-II
calbaptist.edu

Concordia University - Irvine
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (West) Tier 1
Irvine, California
Est. 1972
75-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS)
Athletic Association: NAIA
cui.edu

Hope International University
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (West) Tier 2
Fullerton, California
Est. 1928
18-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Churches of Christ
Athletic Association: NAIA
hiu.edu

The Master’s College and Seminary
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Santa Clarita, California
Est. 1927
100-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Evangelical
Athletic Association: NAIA
masters.edu

San Diego Christian College
U.S. News Rank: Unranked
El Cajon, California
Est. 1970
50-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA
sdcc.edu

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