The University of La Verne’s traditional undergraduate experience is designed to help you get the most out of college life. Whether you are a commuter, a transfer, an international student or live on campus, you will find resources and support to help you succeed.
Welcome to the Leopard family! The university has prepped all the information you need to know as an admitted student to make your transition to college life a little easier.
First Time Freshmen
Incoming freshmen are required to have taken the following classes prior to attending the University of La Verne and passed with a grade of a C or better:
- Four years of English
- Three years of social science
- Passed or surpassed Algebra 2
- Two years of science, one must be a lab
- No foreign language is required
Transfer requirements include:
- 28 college semester units completed upon enrollment at La Verne (otherwise an official high school diploma with graduation date is required)
- 2.7 GPA (or 3.5 for those interested in joining the Global Ideas Honors Program)
- College level English
- Strongly recommended college level math (typically college algebra, statistics or pre-calculus and higher)
- Completion of any college-level coursework in the fall after your high school graduation
The University of La Verne welcomes international students to apply for admission. We recognize the contributions that international students bring to our campus here in the heart of Southern California. Our international undergraduate and graduate population is over 800 students strong.
The University of La Verne experience is not meant to be just professors, textbooks, classes, homework and exams. It is an exploration of something new and a discovery of yourself and others. On-campus housing is where the exploration and discovery begin!
In July 2014, La Verne was the only college or university to be recognized by the School Safety Advocacy Council for increasing officer training, enhancing security equipment, and making other school safety improvements. This honor was presented during the 9th Annual National School Safety Conference in Orlando, Florida.
The University’s work in community engagement — one of its core values — has earned the institution a prestigious Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification. Held by only 10% of colleges and universities across the U.S., the classification reflects La Verne’s partnership with the public and private sectors, directly contributing scholarship, research, creativity, and experiential teaching to the public good.
Colleges of Distinction recognized La Verne for being one of 23 California colleges and universities dedicated to the core values of engaged students, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful student outcomes.