The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university located in La Verne, California, United States, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.
Founded in 1891, the university is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, the College of Law, eight regional campuses throughout Southern California, and robust online offerings. Scholastic opportunities abound, thanks to 55 undergraduate programs, 19 master’s degrees, four doctorates, and eight credential programs.
Across all of the colleges, La Verne’s more than 8,000 traditional age and adult learners help make the university one of the most diverse universities in the nation. With traditional undergraduate enrollment at an all-time high, 44 percent are first-generation students – the first in their immediate families to attend college. More than 70 percent of University of La Verne students receive some form of financial aid.
The university is also a pioneer in adult education, offering specialized programs for adult learners at the main and regional campuses.
University of La Verne is dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering community engagement, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. Along with encouraging diversity, the university focuses on the individual as evidenced in its student/faculty ratio of 15:1. Professors are personally engaged and committed to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.