University of the West is the only fully accredited Buddhist founded university in Southern California located in the Los Angeles County. At University of the West, we have a holistic approach to education that encompasses the person and their growth.

Our mission statement is to:

Provide a ‘whole person’ education in a context informed by Buddhist wisdom and values.

Facilitate cultural understanding and appreciation between East and West.

A highly qualified faculty and a supportive and physically attractive learning environment are provided so that students can master a body of knowledge, acquire analytical and creative problem-solving and learning skills, cultivate moral and cultural discernment and develop personal and social responsibility.