University of LA Verne in California

Learn what degree programs the University of La Verne offers. Research its academics, and read about its admission and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About the University of La Verne

The University of La Verne (ULV) is a 4-year private school that awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. It's located about 35 miles east of Los Angeles in the suburb of La Verne. In addition to its 38-acre main campus, the school operates 11 regional campuses and 2 military centers in areas such as Burbank, Ontario, Oxnard and San Luis Obispo. It has also established partnerships with corporations throughout California to offer its programs in other locations. In addition to program or field specific accreditations, the ULV is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


The university operates 4 schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Public Management, College of Education and Organizational Leadership and the College of Law. Traditional campus-based programs, online degree programs and accelerated adult bachelor's degree programs are offered at ULV. There are more than 70 majors and 35 minors, and majority of the classes have fewer than 20 students. Students may study abroad during the summer, for a semester or for a full year while attending ULV. The school offers semester and year-long study abroad programs in locations like France, Spain and Rome.


For incoming freshman students, La Verne accepts the common application, but also offers a school-specific application. Both applications are available online. Graduate students may only apply using the school-specific application. Applications are due February 1 for students wanting to begin classes in the fall and December 1 for students wanting to begin classes in the spring. Admission notifications are mailed 3 weeks after the application is submitted.

In the fall of 2011, the school enrolled about 8,000 students, approximately half of which were undergraduates. At that time, 35% of its students were Hispanic and 34% were classified as 'white'.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The school's 2012-2013 undergraduate tuition and fees were $33,350. Graduate tuition charges varied depending on the program, but ranged from $580-$885 per credit hour. Full-time tuition for the College of Law was $19,950 per semester.

In addition to accepting federal and state loans, the school offers scholarships and work-study opportunities. Multiple scholarships are available and may be based on merit, need or academic performance. The school also accepts multiple grants, including Cal Grants, which are state-provided tuition awards that do not need to be repaid. In 2012, 94% of students received some sort of financial aid.

School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit**
Degrees Offered associate's, bachelor's, master's, graduate certificate programs and doctoral**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Suburban**
Student Body More than 8,000 students, nearly 5,000 undergraduates, about 3,000 graduates (fall 2011)**
Student Housing 4 residence houses available*
Schools and Programs 4 schools, including a law school, 70 major fields of study, 35 minor fields of study*
Student-Faculty Ratio 12:1*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 58%**
Admissions Rate 59%** (fall 2010)
First Year Retention Rates 86% of bachelor's-seeking full-time students**
Application Due Date February 1 for fall start, December 1 for spring start*
Decision Notification Date 3 weeks after application submitted*
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition $33,350 per year for undergraduates (2012-2013)*
Financial Aid Sources Available loans, scholarships, grants, work study (2012)*
Percent of Students Receiving Aid 94% (2012-2013)*

Sources: *La Verne University, **National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Info

  • Main Address: 1950 Third St., La Verne, California 91750-4401
  • Phone: (909) 593-3511
  • Website:

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