The University of La Verne is a private college located in La Verne, California. Founded in 1891, the University of La Verne contains several schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the College of Education, and the College of Law.
The mission of the University of La Verne rests on four values- ethical reasoning, diversity and inclusivity, lifelong learning, and community and civic engagement. The University strives to “offer a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of traditional-age, adult, and graduate learners preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to life-long learning across the liberal arts and professional programs.”
The University is located in La Verne, a large suburb of Los Angeles roughly 30 miles from the city. The school has a population of 8,628 students, of whom 5,044 are undergraduates. The campus is located in the heart of the Old Town district of La Verne. Six Greek organizations have chapters on campus, which promote study, service, and community engagement.
The University of La Verne offers a wide range of academic disciplines. Its Christian heritage gives it a strong offering of the liberal arts, ethics, and social sciences. The University also has coursework in the hard sciences, business, and technical fields like nursing and athletic training. In terms of graduate education, the University of La Verne offers a breadth of degree programs, from MBAs to doctorates in psychology to masters in gerontology degrees.
The University of La Verne fosters athletic competition in a variety of Division III sports, from soccer, basketball, baseball, and track and field to golf and water polo. Athletics at La Verne are competitive within their division, with a recent track star topping the entire division for the indoor 5000m run.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The estimated total cost of attending the University of La Verne while living on campus in 2013 was $49,943. Of that, $33,350 was tuition costs and the remainder included the cost of books, fees, and room and board. In 2011-2012, the most recent data available, 98% of students received financial aid with an average aid package of $20,746. The school also provided loans for 81% of the student body, with average loan packages at $6,996. All figures are annual.
The University in general is accredited with Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. Specific programs that have obtained accreditation from their respective bodies are the doctorate in psychology program from the American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation and the education programs from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Univeristy of La Verne accepted 40% of its applicants in the fall of 2011. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although the priority deadline is February 1 for admission in the fall and December 1 for admission in the spring. Applicants must provide a personal statement, high school GPA, test scores from the SAT or ACT, and meet the following requirements:
Four years of English
Three years of social science
Passed or surpassed Algebra 2
Two years of science; one must be a lab
No foreign language is required
Contact the university at:
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street, La Verne, California 91750
or go to the admissions website at http://laverne.edu/contact/.