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West Coast University Overview

Irvine, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Colleges & Universities
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West Coast University (WCU) is a private university with the singular focus of educating healthcare professionals. Across our four Southern California campuses, we offer undergraduate degrees in nursing and dental hygiene, graduate degrees in nursing, health administration and ... Read more

Mission: At West Coast University, we embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability. We design market-responsive programs through collaboration between ... Read more

West Coast University – Why Work With Us?

About Us–Ahead of the curve for over 100 years.

Welcome to West Coast University. For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers. Today, WCU is committed to a unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education—combining critical thinking with hands-on experience to put our students “ahead of the curve.”

Across our six modern facilities in Southern California, Texas, and Florida, we offer focused undergraduate degree programs in nursing and dental hygiene, as well as master's and doctorate programs in nursing, health administration, occupational therapy, physical therapy and pharmacy.

At West Coast University, we embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success.

We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability. We design market-responsive programs through collaboration between faculty and industry professionals. We continuously pursue more effective and innovative ways through which students develop the competencies and confidence required in a complex and changing world.

University Values

Academic Integrity and Intellectual Honesty
We are committed to a culture where ethical conduct governs our interactions.

A Culture of Mutual Respect
We believe each member of the University community can significantly contribute to the fulfillment of our university mission and vision.

Student Learning
We are committed to continuous assessment, evaluation and improvement of student learning as part of our university values.

The Communities We Serve
We take very seriously our responsibility to make a positive impact on the communities that surround us geographically and professionally.

A Student-Centric Culture
We believe it is our institutional responsibility to identify, understand, and respond to student needs.

Agility and Responsiveness
We respond quickly to the needs of our students, faculty, and associates.

Innovation and Creativity
We are committed to bringing innovation and creativity to the development and delivery of instruction, and in identifying solutions to complex and challenging problems.

We encourage diversity of thought, ethnicity, culture and experience recognizing that through multiple and often differing perspectives offered in a collegial setting, the best ideas emerge.

Efficient Use of Resources
Through our stewardship and mission values, we develop solutions that make the best use of investments in time and other resources.

Supporting healthier communities.

West Coast University is committed not only to the education of students, but to healthier outcomes for the communities we serve—at home and around the globe.

To this end, we work diligently to focus our philanthropic activities where they can deliver the most good. You can learn more about our charity activities and endeavors—from students volunteering their time and skills, to financial support that accelerates advancement, to supporting policy that drives change.

Philanthropic Activities

Special Olympics


Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association

International Federation Red Cross 

Vision Of Hope

Miami Children's Hospital

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Our students and instructors are here to provide excellent dental hygiene care to the community through our free dental clinic.

Our free Dental Hygiene Clinic is a teaching facility offering a variety of services for adults and children, delivered by both students and supervising dental hygienists and dentists. 

All members of the community are welcome, regardless of income. The West Coast University dental hygiene clinic has more than 15,000 patient visits a year.  All we ask in return is your time so that our students can continue to advance their skills.

We offer the following services to our patients free of charge:

  • Medical & Dental History Review
  • Oral Inspection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Oral Hygiene Education & Instruction
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Tobacco Cessation Counseling
  • Digital and Traditional Imaging (X-rays)
  • Application of Pit & Fissure Sealants
  • Application of Interim Therapeutic Restorations 
  • Fluoride Treatment/Therapy
  • Tooth Desensitization Procedures
  • Study Model for Interpretation and Tray Fabrication
  • Prosthesis Care for Partial and Full Dentures
  • Periodontal Screening and Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy (cleanings)

West Coast University Reviews

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    "West Coast is amazing! Loved working here"

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Analyst in Irvine, CA
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    I worked at West Coast University full-time (Less than a year)


    Great coworkers, amazing management team here and there was always work to keep you busy! Also very festive and fun during the holidays!


    Can't really think of any cons here.

    Advice to Management


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West Coast University Interviews



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    Admissions Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at West Coast University (Orange, CA) in May 2019.


    It stuck to the main topic which was enrolling previous students and helping the process. Then upon further question took a dive into my personality and traits I posses on the job. There were a lot of questions but I felt I was prepared to answer them.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one of your most difficult students?   1 Answer
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