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Westcliff University

Westcliff University

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Uni facts

Irvine, USA
  • Type Private
  • Rank 25987
  • International students 900
  • Nationalities 72
  • Total programs 19
  • Acceptance rate 80%

Study at Westcliff University

Westcliff University is a private university located in Irvine, in the US state of California. The University has 2,000 students from more than 72 countries. It offers graduate and undergraduate programs through its colleges of business and education.

The University places a focus on ensuring that all students are equipped with the personality, and professional skills required for business and academic world. The university's College of Business helps students build analytical skills that are applicable to real-life situations while the College of Education teaches students the latest in curriculum development using the latest education technology.

Westcliff University Student Services plans events for students to create a strong campus community; this helps students to get more involved at the University and celebrate the diversity of the student body.

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Why study at Westcliff University

  • Accreditation

    Westcliff is regionally accredited by WSCUC - the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and nationally by DEAC - the Distance Education Accrediting Commission

  • Attractive Location

    Irvine has been ranked the #1 safest city in America (FBI’s Crime Statistics) and the #1 Best place to live in California (

  • Practical learning

    Emphasis on interaction and practical skills, not just lectures

  • ESL Pathway Program

    Westcliff University offers conditional admissions with completion of intensive English courses at Hancock International College

Life as an international student

Westcliff's Student Services department ensures students are supported throughout their time at the University. They help students achieve personal and academic goals by acting as the point of contact for any issues related to registration, course scheduling, student events, online information, academic advising, and counseling.

Westcliff also has many initiatives for students to be part of, including peer mentors, students' association, and career advice. The university also works with the community to help students find suitable mentors and internships. The school’s Career Services department offers career advisory services to students to help them gain an understanding of how to progress following their degree.

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Fees and funding

Westcliff University understands that every student is unique, and as a result, every student’s financial aid package can be just as unique as the applicant.


Westcliff University

16715 Von Karman Avenue, #100 Irvine, California 92606

Westcliff University has two locations where classes are offered on site – Irvine, California and Cerritos, California.

  • To John Wayne Airport from Irvine campus

    10 minutes

  • To Long Beach Airport from Cerritos campus

    10 minutes

Visa requirements for Westcliff University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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