University description (as per official university website)
The University of La Verne, founded in 1891, is a private, doctoral university located in La Verne, California, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.
The University is composed of the:
* College of Arts & Sciences
* College of Business & Public Management
* College of Education and Organizational Leadership
* College of Law
* Regional Campus Administration that oversees seven regional campuses in central and southern California.
* 1,700 undergraduate students at our main campus in La Verne; more than half of whom are African American, Asian American, Native American, and Hispanic
* Total enrollment of about 7,300, including adult learners, graduate, law, and online students
At La Verne, you will find bright, motivated students committed to making the most of their potential.
Students at La Verne enjoy a student/faculty ratio of just 11:1, meaning teachers are personally engaged with students, committed to their success, and understand each students' academic and professional goals.
* 88 bachelorís and masterís degrees and four doctoral programs
* National leader for over 30 years in delivering degree programs for working professionals
* Evening and weekend classes both on main campus and at satellite locations
The University of La Verne was founded in 1891 as Lordsburg College by members of the Church of the Brethren. Both the surrounding agricultural community and the College were renamed La Verne in 1917. The College reorganized in 1977 as the University of La Verne.
The school conferred its first master's degree in 1965 and began an adult education program in 1969. La Verne awarded its first doctorate in 1979. In 1981, the University founded a campus in Orange County and has since opened campuses throughout central and southern California. The College of Law was founded in 1970 in Ontario, California and on February 13, 2006 was provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association, allowing students to take the bar exam and become practicing attorneys in any US jurisdiction.
The University of La Verne is an independent, nonsectarian and non-profit institution.
La Verne offers 19 intercollegiate athletic teams -- 10 sports for men and nine for women. The University of La Verne Leopards are a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and compete at the NCAA Division III level.
The University has captured numerous SCIAC Championships and has claimed NCAA team titles in baseball and women's volleyball. La Verne boasts quality training facilities including an all-weather track and weight room. The new Swimming Complex serves as the home for swimming and water polo.
La Verne lives diversity by creating an environment where students want to contribute to the larger global community. Diversity is reflected in our curriculum and in our people. More than half of our nearly 1700 undergraduate students are minorities. And among our more than 50 clubs and organizations, you will find such groups as the:
* African American Student Alliance
* International Student Organization
* Kanaka Hui Ohana
* Latino Student Forum
* Rainbow Alliance
* United Hermanos
More than 90 percent of students receive some form of aid.
Financial Aid Information
The Office of Financial Aid at the University of La Verne is committed to:
* Adhering to federal, state and institutional policies in the administration of financial aid, including the protection of student privacy.
* Empowering La Verne students by providing them with the access and education needed to make informed decisions.
* Providing quality customer service to our students and the University community.
These commitments express the values, purpose and business of the Office of Financial Aid as we embrace the mission of the University of La Verne in providing Knowledge, Service to the community, and Vision for the future.