University Of The West

Overview of University Of The West

The campus of University of the West is in Rosemead, CA, which is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at University of the West include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. University of the West is known for its programs in liberal arts.

University of the West Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants.


University of the West maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 79 students enrolled (282 full-time equivalent). University of the West has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. University of the West offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting University of the West

University of the West
1409 N Walnut Grove Ave
Rosemead , CA 91770

University of the West Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts86Chinese language, English, history
Business and Management23business management
Religion and Philosophy10general philosophy, religious studies
Education and Teaching2education
Therapy and Counseling0psychology

Number of programs and degrees for University of the West in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38
Master's degree274
Award of less than 1 academic year861
Doctor's degree11
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11
Post-master's certificate31

University of the West Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of the West had a total enrollment of 79 students (282 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 34%
Graduate 66%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 9%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 17%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 70%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 10%
20-21 9%
22-24 28%
25-29 28%
30-34 14%
35-39 6%
40-49 3%
50-64 3%

University of the West Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %

University of the West Room and Board (2007)

University of the West offers campus housing for 274 of its 282 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Rosemead, 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 15 meals per week.

University of the West Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,560
Room and board $ 5,702
Books and supplies $ 1,314
Other expenses $ 2,187

Financial Aid:
University of the West participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3696300)

University of the West Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$43,2500*
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$46,6802*

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

University of the West Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Liberal Arts
Chinese Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy, Other
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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University of the West Highlights

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What Sets University of the West Apart:

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Male % of student body
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Top 18%University of the West Male % of student body

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