Founded in 1844, Woodbury University is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. It is a private institution (not for profit) with over 80,000 alumni. Teacher/student ration is 12:1. About 320 international students from 40+ countries make up its student body of about 1,300 students. It has recently been recognized by major publications as "best value for the money" and 3rd safest campus on the West Coast of the U.S.