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La Verne, CA 91750-4401
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University of La Verne

University of La Verne Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes)

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Introduction

The University of La Verne is a private university composed of many facets including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Law, the College of Education and Organizational Leadership, as well as the College of Business and Public Management. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. It is located east of Los Angeles in La Verne, California.

The university was founded in 1891. Originally formed by members of the church in 1891 as Lordsburg College, the La Verne University acquired its present-day name in 1917, with three quarters of the student body appointed in the 1930s. The institution began offering off-campus degree programs in 1969, followed by the inauguration of its College of Law. The first doctorate was conferred in 1979, with its first masters in the 1960s.

Academics

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1995, the University of La Verne offers a master’s in public administration program that is accredited by NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration). Some of the other accredited courses the university offers are the athletic training education program, legal studies program, college of law program and the doctorate in clinical-community psychology program. The university offers a number of degree programs, accelerated programs and online degree programs that prepare students to outweigh their potential in the workplace.

Popular programs offered by the university include behavioral sciences, art history, business administration, computer science, health administration and legal studies. The accelerated learning courses at the University of La Verne are simply hallmarks in academic excellence which have been put into effect for the past 4 decades.

With the main campus at La Verne and seven campuses around southern and central California, the university is one of the few institutions to offer degrees at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With 17 majors to choose from, the accelerated courses of study at the University of La Verne are flexible and industry driven. Its MBA program is ranked one of the best in the Inland Empire by a non-profit university.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Students are welcome to enroll after completing their junior year of high school and delays may occur only if the first semester high school grades are delayed. All applications are subject to an application fee and form, which must be duly completed and signed. The documents that need to accompany the form include high school transcripts, personal statements, SAT I or ACT Test Scores, letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher where the student is currently enrolled, and an optional interview video.

International students are welcome to join the University of La Verne, providing that sufficient evidence is submitted. Some of the elements international students must refrain from are employment in the United States, scholarships, grants and or financial assistance. The university is authorized to issue the I-20 when the forms along with the entrance fee have been accepted. Students with J-1 and F-1 visas may attend the University of La Verne, but are not entitled to the adult accelerated programs.

Financial Aid

The financial aid department at the University of La Verne is designed to assist prospective and continuing students with grants, federal loans and scholarships. The university is affiliated with federal grants and loans, where the loans need to be repaid. Graduate students are entitled to apply for Federal Perkins Loans, while Federal Pell Grants are only awarded to undergraduate students.

Some of the other grants that students may be eligible for are the Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Federal Direct Stafford Loans. In addition to the federal loans and grants, there are a number of specialized programs available for outstanding students to include child development grants and California Chafee Grants.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3246th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The University of La Verne is home to over 1500 undergraduates and over 1600 graduate students, with the overall number of students including adult learners and online students being close to 7500.

The pride of the university is its ethnic diversity, which is evidenced by the varying races and backgrounds of students. The staff/faculty ratio of 12:1 testifies to the fact that the University of La Verne renders an unparalleled level of education. There are over 40 student organizations onsite at La Verne, with their mission being that there’s more to learn than in a classroom. Some of the notable organizations are business, cultural, academic, and Greek governing. If you have a special interest of your own, the student life office will be more than happy to help you start a new organization.

The on-campus residence halls at La Verne are a blend of diversity and culturally rich living. With a capacity for approximately 387 students and 300 cars, the live in spaces has just recovered from a 10 year master plan and are now newly renovated to reflect a positive college experience.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The University of La Verne boasts athletics 19 teams, with approximately 30% of undergraduate students participating annually in intercollegiate athletics. The university is a prominent member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, with their women’s volleyball team taking home titles in the years 1981, 1982 and 2001. The baseball team has won two national titles, one in 1972 and 1985, with an astonishing 21 conference championships.

Faculty

The faculty at the University of La Verne is comprised of roughly 200 professional teachers that offer close student-faculty relations and are keen on providing an interactive experience.

The College of Arts and Sciences is dominated by two accredited courses; department of movement & sports science and the doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical-community Psychology. The university is inclined towards promoting faculty research and profession activities, which they believe enhances not only the overall educational experience, but also the academic wellbeing of the institution.

Bibliography

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  • http://laverne.edu/. web
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  • http://sites.laverne.edu/financial-aid/. web

Information Summary

Ranks 54th in California and 711th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 13 0.16
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 49 0.16
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 1 0.00
Robbery 13 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 135 0.43
Larceny 481 1.53
Vehicle theft 31 0.10

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near La Verne, CA 91750-4401
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population35,512 (35,046 urban / 466 rural)
Households12,557 (2.74 people per house)
Median Household Income$60,366
Families9,217 (3.21 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District632

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 213th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $35,000 $35,000 $35,000
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $990 $990 $990
FT Graduate Tuition $11,190 $11,190 $11,190
FT Graduate Required Fees $180 $180 $180
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $670 $670 $670
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $51,997 $51,997 $51,997
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $52,245 $52,245 $52,245
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $41,085 $41,085 $41,085

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Law Degree — Tuition $39,900 $39,900
Law Degree — Required Fees $566 $566

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $31,300 $33,350 $31,300 $33,350 $31,300 $33,350
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,690 $11,660
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,196 $3,268
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,159 $4,258
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,285 $4,375

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 6,989 (2,749 male / 4,240 female)
Admitted 2,722 (1,005 male / 1,717 female)
Admission rate 39%
First-time Enrollment 623 (243 male / 378 female)
FT Enrollment 621 (242 male / 377 female)
PT Enrollment 2 (1 male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment8,796

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
NCAA Basketball Conference Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

ACT Test Admission

699th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 31%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25

SAT Test Admission

727th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 91%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 460 / 550
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 580
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 930 / 1130

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity837
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$7,130
Board Fee$5,810

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 301 158 762 124 10 676 106 2,197
Accounting 9 3 1 5 3 21
Anthropology 4 2 1 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3 4
Art/Art Studies, General 2 1 3
Athletic Training/Trainer 2 2 6
Behavioral Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9 2 6 1 18
Business Administration and Management, General 243 50 169 48 4 171 37 734
Chemistry, General 1 1 2
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 5 1 6 1 14
Child Development 1 4 62 4 16 3 93
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3 3 3 9
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 6 54 6 30 2 103
Creative Writing 1 1 2
Criminology 1 19 1 12 2 37
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 1 1 5
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 1 1
Economics, General 1 2 2 6
Education, Other 3 3 24 1 2 44 6 87
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2 2 16 1 21
Educational/Instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 7 1 11
English Language and Literature, General 7 1 7 1 16
Environmental Biology 2 2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
French Language and Literature 1 1
French Studies
General Studies
Gerontology 1 1 5 3 10
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 5 5 14 7 5 4 42
History, General 2 4 7 13
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce 5 1 7
International Relations and Affairs 1 2
Journalism 1 4 5
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 3 5
Legal Studies, General 4 10 1 2 2 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 58 3 1 52 6 125
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 1 4 9 1 11 26
Mathematics, General 1 1 1 3
Music, General 1 1 2
Natural Sciences
Organizational Behavior Studies 29 21 57 12 1 45 13 183
Organizational Leadership 2 17 72 14 75 7 193
Philosophy 1 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 1 1
Photography 1 2 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3 15 2 23 47
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General 3 1 5 10
Psychology, General 4 10 32 5 30 5 88
Psychology, Other
Public Administration 3 4 31 6 20 3 68
Radio and Television 1 1 2 5 10
Reading Teacher Education 1 1 5 1 8 16
Religion/Religious Studies 1 1
School Psychology 2 4 3 1 10
Secondary Education and Teaching 2 2 1 6
Social Sciences, General 4 5 1 10
Social Sciences, Other 3 5 1 4 1 15
Sociology 3 15 1 5 2 27
Spanish Language and Literature 1 1
Spanish and Iberian Studies 1 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 4 4 6 17
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 15 1 8 27

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 488th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $86,351 ($91,828 male / $80,778 female)
Number of FT Faculty 228 (110 male / 118 female)
Number of PT Faculty 745
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $4,438,118

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