Westcliff University

Westcliff University, situated in Irvine, California US, offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through its College of Business and College of Education. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, Westcliff is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), nationally recognized by the US Department of Education as an accrediting agency. Westcliff is also listed on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) listing of accredited universities. 

  • Average Tuition USD 9,960
  • Students 1,000
  • International Students 20%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 26,520
  • Campus Setting Urban

School Description

Westcliff University was founded in 1993, with the approval of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. The University operates on the core values of honesty, mutual respect, global citizenship and inclusion. It puts an emphasis on combining the practical and theoretical aspects of education in order to prepare its students academically, personally and professionally for the job market. Westcliff has set up a Program Advisory Council to make sure its programs are up to date and of top notch quality. The program consists of influential leaders from companies such as Google, Deloitte, Cox Communications, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Capital, CATESOL, the University of California Office of the President, and Hyundai, as well as local businesses and organisations.

The University is recognised by numerous affiliations such as; the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), California Association of Private Post-Secondary Schools (CAPPS), Alpha Beta Kappa Honor-Society (ABK), Irvine Chamber of Commerce and many others. The Colleges of Business and Education have a truly global focus, with students from distant countries like China, Germany, India, Nigeria, Peru, Thailand and Vietnam having the option of taking online and hybrid programs. Even the US students enrolled in these programs originate from different ethnic backgrounds, which adds diversity to the student body. With supportive faculty and staff, 93% of Westcliff students in 2017 said they were "satisfied with their studies". Westcliff University provides evening and weekend classes to students with all programs available online.


Fall Session 1&2 Start - Aug. 27th, 2018 & Oct. 22nd, 2018

Spring Session 3&4 Start - Jan. 7th, 2019 & Mar. 4th, 2019

Summer Session 5&6 Start - May 6th, 2019 & July 1st, 2019

  • 01Affordable tuition - approximately $11,000 per year for all degree programs
  • 02Attractive location: Irvine, California is the #1 Safest City in America
  • 03ESL Pathway Program Through Hancock College - Westcliff offers conditional admission to Westcliff upon completion of pathway

Bachelor Programs

  • 4199 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612, USA

    Bachelor of Arts in Education

    USD 9,960 Tuition Fee

    Westcliff University's Bachelor of Arts in Education program focuses on the theory and practice of learning and teaching , and related research, administrative and support services. The program will allow you to apply theory to real life through field experience, be creative and innovative in your teaching strategies, and learn through the vast experiences of esteemed faculty.

  • 4199 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612, USA

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    USD 9,960 Tuition Fee

    Our Westcliff Business Degree (Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA) program, whether taught online or via hybrid platform, leads undergraduate students onto the next step in their business careers. At Westcliff University, BBA students become knowledgeable about a wide variety of disciplines, including finance, accounting, marketing, operations, sales, and information technology.


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00


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    Students are encouraged to inquire with the admissions department about scholarship opportunities. 

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    Established in 1993


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