University Of La Verne

University Of La Verne


The University of La Verne is situated 35 miles east of Los Angeles in southern California. Founded in 1891 the main campus is laid out on 38 acres. In addition to the main campus there are also 7 regional campuses located throughout California. The University of La Verne offers over 70 majors with an average class size of approximately 16 students. As a full service university it offers on campus living, myriad student organizations and clubs, and the latest technolgy. The University of La Verne teaches its students critical thinking to last their entire life time as well as an appreciation for community and cultural diversity.

Points of Distinction

  • Students study across disciplines in 70 Majors ranging from Business Administration to Psychology to Criminology to Liberal Studies
  • Small class sizes with a 12:1 student faculty ratio and accessible professors that take an interest in each students individual success
  • The ability to study abroad in programs that last from a few months to a year in locations such as China, India, Greece, Germany and Spain
  • A 38 acre campus just 35 miles east of Los Angeles with over 50 student organizations and 19 NCAA Division III athletic teams
  • Six open computer labs on campus with 16-24 computers in each including both PC's and MACS as well as a variety of software applications

Areas of Study

The University of La Verne is comprised of 4 accredited major colleges and one school. There are 88 bachelors and masters degrees and four doctorates offered from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Public Management, College of Education and Organizational Leadership, the College of Law and the School of Continuing Education. Students are able to choose from a liberal arts program or any of a wide number of majors such as Anthropology, Mathematics, and History.


For undergraduate programs students are required to have 4 years of English, 3 years of social studies, 3 years of math, and 2 years of science. The easiest way to apply is to use the on-line Common Application which students have found very useful. Requirements vary for graduate and doctoral degrees but all require a bachelors degree and minimum grade point averages. Applications to these programs is through a standard application form for each individual area of study.


Students at the University of La Verne get the benefit of being taught by professors that excel in their areas of study and are experts in their fields. Moreover, 81% of the teachers at the University of La Verne hold the highest degree in their field. The teachers at La Verne University are frequent panel speakers, winners of internationally recognized awards, and commentators on National TV. Given the 12:1 Student to teacher ratio professors are able to take an active interest in students progress and are easily accesssible outside of class.

Student Body

Given the range of degree programs and the variety of majors offered at La Verne University the student body is a diverse mix of individuals. Across all of the US campuses approximately 51% of the students are traditional age or adult undergraduates. The remaining 49% of students are individuals pursuing their graduate, law or doctoral degrees. The University of LaVerne student body is interested not only in pursuing their degree programs but in participating in the wide range of activities offered on campus and understanding how their field of study fits within the overall world community.

Student Life

The University iof La Verne offers students a diverse and rich campus life. There are numerous ways for students to become involved in campus life. Six fraternities and sororities on campus are a way for new students to get involved as well as give back to the community. There are also over 5o cultural, academic, business, governing and special interest clubs and organizations in which to participate. Athletics is also a strong force on campus with 19 varsity sports to choose from. Looking beyound the campus southern California has much to offer from musuems and parks to beaches and the performiing arts.

Founded in 1891, the university offers over 70 majors with a class size average of about 16 students. 88 different Bachelors and Masters degree programs.

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Contacting University of La Verne

University of La Verne
1950 Third St
La Verne , CA 91750-4401

University of La Verne Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management810business management, electronic commerce, accounting, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching552educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, education courses
Liberal Arts264area studies, Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, social services, anthropology, economics, international relations, ...
Family and Social Work203child care management, public administration
Therapy and Counseling117psychology, psychology courses, marriage and family therapy
Law100legal studies, law, legal assistant
Media53communication studies, journalism, radio and television, communication and journalism
Security and Law Enforcement37criminology
Medical Administration28health care administration
Science21biology, environmental biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics
Art Studies9art studies
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4athletic trainer
Fine Arts4art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, philosophy and religious studies

Number of programs and degrees for University of La Verne in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,09946
Master's degree96815
Doctor's degree843
First-professional degree781

University of La Verne Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of La Verne had a total enrollment of 7,370 students (5,511 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 52%
Graduate 45%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 34%
Black 9%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 8%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 8%
20-21 10%
22-24 13%
25-29 21%
30-34 14%
35-39 10%
40-49 16%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

University of La Verne Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 43 %

University of La Verne Room and Board (2007)

University of La Verne offers campus housing for 501 of its 5,511 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of La Verne, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of La Verne Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440540
SAT Math440540
SAT Writing430530
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT19%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of La Verne Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,910
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,910
Room and board $ 10,920
Room charge $ 5,050
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,620
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 3,120

Financial Aid:
University of La Verne participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 121600)

University of La Verne Faculty

University of La Verne has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2135
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1213

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$131,8730*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$131,8730*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year55$92,03726$88,211
Associate professoracademic year21$69,98128$71,160
Assistant professoracademic year19$61,71734$62,521
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year95$81,09789$72,601

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of La Verne Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Track Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference

University of La Verne Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management


Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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