University of La Verne

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1950 Third Street

La Verne, CA 91750

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Phone: (909) 593-3511
2013-2014 Tuition
$35,000
tuition and fees
Students
2,499
enrolled
40%
male /
60%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
39.0%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. National Universities

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Summary

University of La Verne is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,499, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 38 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. University of La Verne's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 161. Its tuition and fees are $35,000 (2013-14).

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

It is the mission of the University of La Verne to provide opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals and become contributing citizens to the global community.
This is accomplished by offering high quality degree programs to both traditional-aged and adult learners; providing liberal arts and professional programs from undergraduate to doctoral levels; and delivering programs to students at the central La Verne campus as well as regional campuses and satellite class locations throughout California.
The university provides a student-centered, values-based, and diverse learning environment. It takes pride in offering small class sizes in a highly personalized setting. The University encourages effective teaching, research, scholarly contributions, and service to the greater community by sharing its academic, professional, and individual resources.
Values:
The University of La Verne shares four core values that promote a positive and rewarding life for its students through fostering a genuine appreciation and respect for:
A Values Orientation - The University affirms a philosophy of life that actively supports peace with justice, the health of the planet and its people. Therefore, in light of this affirmation, it encourages students to become reflective about personal, professional, and societal values. It also encourages values-based ethical behavior.
Community and Diversity - The University promotes the goal of community within a context of diversity. Therefore, it encourages students to understand and appreciate the diversity of cultures that exists locally, nationally, and internationally. It also seeks to promote appreciation and preservation of biodiversity by helping students understand the impact/dependence of human beings on their environment.
Lifelong Learning - The University commits itself to promoting education that facilitates lifelong learning. Therefore, it teaches students how to learn, to think critically, to do constructive research, and to access and integrate information in order to prepare them for continued personal and career growth.
Community Service - The University believes that personal service is a primary goal of the educated person. Therefore, it encourages students to experience the responsibilities and rewards of serving the human and ecological community.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1891
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $37,358,594

Applying

When applying to University of La Verne, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at University of La Verne is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 39 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 39.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 31

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of La Verne is 12:1, and the school has 62.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of La Verne include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Psychology; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 40%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27%
Social Sciences 15%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11%
Psychology 10%
Education 9%

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Student Life

University of La Verne has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,499, with a gender distribution of 39.6 percent male students and 60.4 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. University of La Verne is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,973
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of La Verne offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of La Verne 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of La Verne, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of La Verne.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of La Verne, 85.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,716.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $35,000 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,910 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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