Master's College and Seminary

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21726 Placerita Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA 91321-1200

Phone: (661) 259-3540
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#4 Overall Score: 88 out of 100. Regional Colleges (West)

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Master's College and Seminary is a private institution that was founded in 1927. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,134, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Master's College and Seminary's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 4. Its tuition and fees are $28,800 (2013-14).

The Master’s College is a Christian college in Santa Clarita, Calif., about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Each year begins with the Week of Welcome, commonly called WOW, to help new students transition into TMC. Popular organizations include the Rock Climbing Club, Street Evangelism Club, and Photography Club. All student activities are guided by a deliberate spiritual mission, particularly the Church Ministries program, which organizes community service and outreach projects, internships, and spring break mission trips. Students live one of the single-sex residence halls or in Hotchkiss Hall, which houses men and women in separate halls connected by a common room. TMC’s varsity sports teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and are known as the Mustangs.

Undergraduates at TMC can choose from 13 majors and nearly 60 areas of study, ranging from biblical exposition to electronic media. In addition to its undergraduate programs, TMC grants three Master of Arts degrees in biblical counseling, biblical studies, and education. TMC is also partnered with The Master’s Seminary, which has a number of graduate master’s and doctorate programs in theology, divinity, and ministry. The Master’s Seminary is located about 15 miles away in Sun Valley, Calif. Students at TMC have the opportunity to attend the Israel Bible Extension program, a 15-week semester abroad bible study and academic program located in Israel.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The Master's College is a distinctly Christian, Bible-based, evangelical, liberal arts college whose mission is to equip men and women for excellence in service to Christ in strategic fields of ministry and vocation through unreserved commitment to worshiping God, submitting to the authority of the Scriptures, nurturing personal holiness, serving the local church, and penetrating the world with the Truth. It is the mission of The Master's Seminary to provide graduate-level biblical, theological, and professional education to equip godly men to be pastors and/or trainers of pastors for effective local church ministry both nationally and internationally.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1927
Religious affiliation Evangelical
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $15,447,750


When applying to Master's College and Seminary, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 15 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Master's College and Seminary is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Master's College and Seminary is 10:1, and the school has 72.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Master's College and Seminary include: Bible/Biblical Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 48%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Bible/Biblical Studies 28%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9%

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Student Life

Master's College and Seminary has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,134, with a gender distribution of 53.1 percent male students and 46.9 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus. Master's College and Seminary is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,534
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Master's College and Seminary offers a number of student services including placement service and health service. Master's College and Seminary also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Master's College and Seminary, 61 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Master's College and Seminary.

Students who have cars on campus 61%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Master's College and Seminary, 75.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,911.

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Tuition and fees $28,800 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,360 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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