Western University Of Health Sciences

Western University Of Health Sciences

Western University of Health Sciences, popularly referred to as WesternU, was founded in 1977. This private, graduate school sits on 25 acres of land in Pomona, California. WesternU's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students every year.

Western University of Health Sciences offers a large number of master's and doctorate degree programs in the various fields of health professions. The academic divisions of the university include:

  • College of Allied Health Professions
  • College of Biomedical Sciences
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • College of Graduate Nursing
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Podiatric Medicine
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

Western University of Health Sciences supports over 70 student clubs and organizations. Among those on campus include the American Medical Student Association, Complementary and Alternative Research and Education, Humor as Medicine, International Medicine Club, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Lambda and Friends: GLBT/Straight, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club, and Sigma Sigma Phi.

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Contacting Western University of Health Sciences

Western University of Health Sciences
309 E 2nd St
Pomona , CA 91766-1854
General Phone: (909) 623-6116

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Western University of Health Sciences Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine397osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, health professions
Medical Support and Technology93physician assistant
Therapy and Counseling33physical therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine25registered nursing, nursing administration
Medical Administration3pharmacy courses

Number of programs and degrees for Western University of Health Sciences in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1285
Post-master's certificate21
First-professional degree3883
Doctor's degree331

Western University of Health Sciences Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western University of Health Sciences had a total enrollment of 2,254 students (522 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 21%
First Professional 79%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 41%
Black 2%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 38%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 11%
25-29 60%
30-34 19%
35-39 5%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Western University of Health Sciences Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Western University of Health Sciences Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Western University of Health Sciences Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Western University of Health Sciences participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2482700)

Western University of Health Sciences Faculty

Western University of Health Sciences has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$122,27510$117,505
Associate professorcalendar year10$101,71512$99,779
Assistant professorcalendar year20$95,40828$94,343
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year42$102,06552$99,113

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

Western University of Health Sciences Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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