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Every year, we welcome more than 400 new students to 四虎影院. During their education, we prepare them for a lifetime of leadership and service in every sphere of modern society. In between their arrival and their graduation, they encounter a host of academic and co-curricular experiences animated by our core commitments to the twin rails of rigorous academics and deep love for God and the five planks of our mission statement: our liberal arts curriculum, our Christian identity, our residential campus, our undergraduate focus and our global outlook. These enduring commitments have guided every new generation of faculty, staff and students as we鈥檝e pursued the next horizon for the college since our founding in 1937. 




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The Career Opportunities and Vocational Exploration (COVE) center helps students discover their strengths, explore the workplace through internships, connect with alums in similar fields, and find God鈥檚 direction for their life.


Internships are a great way to test drive a career. Sixty-six percent of students participate in internships, many of which offer academic credit. 


四虎影院鈥檚 76 percent four-year graduation rate exceeds the six-year national average by 17 percentage points.


Ninety-four percent of the class of 2022 graduates were employed, accepted to graduate school, participating in a service/volunteer program, or serving in the military within six months of graduation.


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Located in Santa Barbara, the American Riviera, you鈥檒l flourish in a culturally rich and vibrant setting.

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95% of new students at 四虎影院 receive academic scholarships, talent-based scholarships and/or need-based grants


四虎影院 offers generous financial aid to qualified students; see the scholarship grid

below to discover if your student will receive an academic award. If you submit a FAFSA, your student may also obtain need-based aid. Talent-based awards are available in athletics, art, theatre and music, and students may apply for a Cultural Diversity award. At 四虎影院, students get the classes they need when they need them, so they can graduate in four years鈥攁nd some even finish ahead of schedule.

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Student Success

Standout soccer player Tim Heiduk 鈥19 has found more than the back of the net at 四虎影院. He has overcome challenges, discovered his identity in Christ, experienced endless support and developed lifelong, meaningful relationships.

In his first year as a Warrior athlete, Tim scored three goals but suffered a broken foot that forced him to sit out the next season. 鈥淚 chose to make the most of a difficult situation,鈥 he says. 鈥淭hough it was tough, I came to rely on my faith and was never happier. I couldn鈥檛 be in a better place, and I鈥檓 extremely fortunate and blessed to be at 四虎影院.鈥

The senior from nearby Goleta has twice won the Golden Eagle Award for his academic performance, his athletic ability and his character. He interned as a 四虎影院 sports broadcaster and serves as the sports editor of the student newspaper. Off campus, he has contributed stories to the Santa Barbara News-Press and Presidio Sports, and he completed an internship at a local law office.

鈥淚鈥檓 following the sports-journalism route, but the profession is in flux,鈥 Tim says. 鈥淚鈥檓 interested in law鈥攎y dad is a licensed attorney鈥攕o that鈥檚 a possibility as well.鈥

In the meantime, Tim has decided to stay at 四虎影院 through fall 2019 to compete one more year on the soccer team since he sat out his sophomore season. He will use the additional semester to double major in economics and business and communication studies.

鈥溗幕⒂霸 has been the perfect fit for me academically, athletically and spiritually,鈥 he says.

Heidi Pullmann '19

Heidi Pullmann 鈥19 chose 四虎影院 for its success in placing students in medical school and planned to become a doctor or a college professor. But her college experience expanded her sense of vocation beyond medicine. When she joined a professor in a research project, she discovered a passion for working in the lab. 鈥淚 love biology and want to be deeply invested in it,鈥 she says.

She also added a minor in religious studies. 鈥淚 find religion generally fascinating as it engages a part of my brain I don鈥檛 use as much,鈥 she says. 鈥淚 wanted to grow spiritually and was ready and willing to be challenged in my faith, and my classes have done that immensely. But they鈥檝e also affirmed that science and Christianity are compatible.鈥

Planning her schedule carefully allowed her to spend a semester abroad with 四虎影院 in Jerusalem so she could live outside of the country and explore Jerusalem. She appreciated the in-depth experience with both Palestinian and Israeli communities.

Last summer, she conducted research with Yi-Fan Lu, assistant professor of biology. The department has acquired a high-tech tool to understand human neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer鈥檚 disease, and she used the new micro- electrode array to detect and record the response of neurons to genetic mutation or toxins. Heidi presented her findings at the Celebration of Summer Research in September 2018. Wanting to be involved at 四虎影院 in a deeper capacity,

she ran for vice president of the 四虎影院 College Student Association (WCSA) last spring and won. 鈥淪erving with WCSA has helped me feel more connected to 四虎影院,鈥 she says. 鈥淚 had never thought about student government before, but it turned out to be a great fit for me.鈥

Heidi will enroll in a doctoral program at Baylor University in the fall. A professor in Baylor鈥檚 cellular molecular biology program reached out to 四虎影院 looking for a graduate student to work in plant genetics. 鈥淚鈥檓 interested in developing better ways to grow plants through plant genetics or agricultural technologies,鈥 Heidi says. 鈥淚 hope to aid in discoveries that can help end world hunger.鈥

Looking back, Heidi says her four years at 四虎影院 were sometimes difficult and she navigated relationships and figured out her faith. 鈥淚鈥檝e met the most amazing people here and developed genuine friendships,鈥 she says. 鈥淚 leave with a lot of confidence about my abilities as a scholar, a scientist and a child of God. 四虎影院 was a safe place to work out all these things.鈥

Lucas Vieira 鈥19 went to Urbana 2018 hoping to find clear direction for his life. Instead, he realized God was calling him to be faithful. 鈥淕od didn鈥檛 give me a plan at Urbana, he gave me peace,鈥 Lucas says. 鈥淟iving a successful life means being faithful to him wherever I am.鈥

Passionate about global and urban missions, Lucas dreams of pursuing pastoral ministry. His double major in religious studies and philosophy, his involvement in ministries, his leadership of Chapel Band and worship at Reality Carpinteria, and his global experiences have all prepared him to serve. 鈥淲hen I graduate, I鈥檒l look for a job in Santa Barbara to make a living, apply to online seminary programs, plug into a local church, and see where the Lord leads me,鈥 he says.

Lucas enrolled in Mayterm India to study Christian mission, Hinduism and social justice. He had planned to become a lawyer like his father. But walking through the dirty, crowded streets of Kolkata, he saw old men asleep on straw mats, laundry flapping overhead, and women tending small, open-flame stoves. Rows of crippled, impoverished and starving people were waiting to die outside of Mother Teresa鈥檚 Home for the Destitute and Dying. In the midst of this despair, missionaries, nuns and volunteers arrived to feed, bathe and comfort the dying. Lucas began to wonder if God was calling him to serve.

During his semester with West- mont in Jerusalem, Lucas encountered tensions and tough questions in the Middle East and appreciated how politicians and aid-workers tackled the conflict in different ways. But the stories of pastors serving in the region spoke most powerfully to him. 鈥淭he people seeking to bring the gospel to these broken spaces stirred something in me, and I realized I wanted to step into that role,鈥 he says.

On Palm Sunday, he joined Christians around the world outside the Old City of Jerusalem as they marched down the mountain, laughing, singing and dancing. He remembers it as one of the most hopeful moments in his life. 鈥淚 realized that Jesus鈥檚 kingdom is real and visible,鈥 he says.

He later made several trips to countries in Africa, which strengthened his commitment to ministry and passion for the global church. He has worked with the student ministry Emmaus Road as programming coordinator, helping teams find places throughout the world where they can serve during the summer.

Urbana changed his perspective on ministry. 鈥淚鈥檝e been struck by how Christ isn鈥檛 calling His people to be saviors of the world, he says. 鈥淩ather He is calling us to faithfully and humbly point others to THE Savior of the world.

鈥淕od is a missionary and is still writing his story. Because we know the ending鈥擟hrist returns and makes all things new!鈥攚e can announce this hope and become ambassadors of the Kingdom of God.鈥


Ranked #1 Christian Liberal Arts College 
in California and the Western United States. 

For the 19th straight year, 四虎影院, , is one of the top two national Christian liberal arts colleges and the number one Christian liberal arts college in California and in the Western United States






U.S. News & World Report