- What are the operating hours for the Office of Admission?
- What are the priority application deadlines?
- Can I apply online?
- What are the application components?
- What are the freshmen admission course requirements?
- Is there a foreign language requirement to be admitted to La Verne?
- What is La Verne’s school CEEB code?
- What is La Verne’s FAFSA code?
- How much is tuition?
- Do official test scores need to be submitted if they have been included on the Common Application?
- Is there a preference for the SAT or ACT?
- What happens when someone takes the SAT/ACT more than once? Which score is counted?
- Does La Verne require the SAT II subject tests?
- When are decision letters mailed?
- Can more than one letter of recommendation be submitted?
- Are there scholarships available?
- Does La Verne offer application fee waivers?
- If I have previously applied to La Verne, how do I re-apply?
- Can extra information be sent to be considered with my application?
- Do all application materials need to be mailed in together?
- Where is La Verne located?
- How big is the campus?
- How many traditional undergraduate students attend La Verne?
- What is the average class size?
- Is there parking available on campus?
- How safe is La Verne’s campus?
Clubs and Organizations
- How do I apply for housing?
- What sort of housing options are there on campus?
- What is it like to live on campus?
- What percentage of students lives on campus?
- I want to room with a friend who will also be attending the University of La Verne. Is that possible?
- What if I don’t get along with my roommate?
- What types of food are served in the dining hall?
- How safe are the residence halls?
- Is there an application fee?
- Do I need to submit my previous academic records?
- Do I need to display English proficiency in order to attend La Verne?
- Are international students eligible for state or federal financial aid?
- Are there additional requirements?
- What technology is available on campus?
- Can I connect to the Internet with my laptop?
- Are the residence halls wired for Internet access?
- Can I get help with my personal technology on campus?
- Will I get an e-mail account?
- Can I access library materials online?
- What are the requirements for a transfer student?
- Does La Verne look at high school grades or SAT scores for transfer students?
- Are there scholarships available for transfer students?
What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
What academic majors are offered at La Verne?
The University of La Verne offers 47 majors and more than 35 minors.
When do I need to declare my major?
It is highly recommended that you declare your major by the end of your sophomore year.
Is there a place where I can go if I need tutoring?
For additional academic support, the Academic Success Center, or ASC, is a great resource. Peer tutors are available to assist students with their course work in all subject areas. The ASC is open seven days a week, including evening and weekend hours.
How accessible are the professors at La Verne?
Professors are readily available to address student questions and concerns. Whether students need help with registration or coursework, professors are actively involved and invested in each student’s individual success.
Does La Verne offer study abroad?
Yes, La Verne students can study abroad. Where you go and what you study will depend on your area(s) of interest. Our Study Abroad Office can help find a program that is right for you. Your financial aid carries over if you choose to study abroad.
What are the operating hours for the Office of Admission?
The office is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Information sessions are held Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a campus tour immediately following. Schedule an appointment.
What are the priority application deadlines?
February 1 (Fall semester)
December 1 (Spring semester)
April 1 (Fall semester)
December 1 (Spring semester)
The University of La Verne operates on rolling admission. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be accepted as space permits.
Can I apply online?
What are the application components?
All required documents for the application are based upon the student’s status:
What are the freshmen admission course requirements?
We require four years of English, three years of social studies, three years of math (including Algebra II), and two years of science (one year must be a lab science).
Is there a foreign language requirement to be admitted to La Verne?
No. There is no foreign language requirement to be admitted to La Verne. However, some majors do have a foreign language requirement. The requirement can be met by taking courses at La Verne or by testing out through a placement exam.
What is La Verne’s school CEEB code?
The CEEB code for La Verne is 004381.
What is La Verne’s FAFSA code?
The FAFSA code for La Verne is 001216.
How much is tuition?
The tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year for full-time students is $41,450. Room and board is approximately $13,180. Actual cost may vary depending on room occupancy and meal plan. There is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.
Do official test scores need to be submitted if they have been included on the Common Application?
Yes, test scores are only considered official if they are submitted via a score report or if they are on an official high school transcript.
Is there a preference for the SAT or ACT?
No, La Verne has no preference as to which test you take.
What happens when someone takes the SAT/ACT more than once? Which score is counted?
La Verne will take the highest score received from each sitting.
Does La Verne require the SAT II subject tests?
No, they are not required for admission. However, we encourage applicants who have taken the exams to submit those scores.
When are decision letters mailed?
Once the application is complete, a decision is made within four weeks.
Can more than one letter of recommendation be submitted?
Yes, additional letters of recommendation may be sent. However, at least one must come from an academic source such as a teacher or counselor.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, La Verne offers merit scholarships. Students are required to complete a FAFSA form and the GPA verification form (California residents only) to secure maximum financial aid eligibility. There is also a Performance Scholarship,which is a renewable full-tuition scholarship.
Does La Verne offer application fee waivers?
We accept fee waivers from the College Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) for incoming freshmen. Please see your guidance or college counselor about obtaining one. For transfers, you may have the appropriate paperwork filled out for NACAC’s Request for Transfer Admission Application Fee Waiver.
If I have previously applied to La Verne, how do I re-apply?
If you have previously applied to the institution within one year, you will need to fill out the La Verne Application for Admission. The application fee and recommendation letter will be used from your previous application, however, new transcripts will need to be submitted. If it has been more than one year since your last application was submitted, you must fill out either the Common Application or La Verne Application and re-submit all new supporting application documents.
Can extra information be sent to be considered with my application?
Yes. Please keep in mind, however, that your application is kept in a file, so please do not send anything that could not easily fit within it.
Do all application materials need to be mailed in together?
No, components of the application can be submitted as they are completed. However, an application will not be reviewed until all required information has been submitted.
What sports are offered at La Verne?
The University of La Verne invites students to participate in our athletic offerings. We are a NCAA Division III athletic program, competing in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). La Verne offers a total of 19 varsity sports, state-of-the-art training facilities, and a roster of dedicated coaches.
How can I be part of an athletic team?
Students who would like to participate on an athletic team must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and be in good standing with the Registrar’s Office.
Does La Verne have athletic scholarships?
We participate in NCAA Division III athletics and are not eligible to award athletic scholarships.
How do I contact a coach?
Where is La Verne located?
The city of La Verne is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and 25 miles north of Orange County. La Verne offers easy access to many Southern California attractions, including Hollywood, the beaches, the mountains, and Disneyland.
How big is the campus?
The University of La Verne is on 38 acres of land nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Campus West is composed of 56 acres established for our newest athletics facilities including a softball field, baseball field and practice fields. The campus is very easy to navigate with most buildings a mere 10 minute walk away.
How many traditional undergraduate students attend La Verne?
There are approximately 2,700 traditional undergraduate students.
What is the average class size?
The typical class size is 18 students; 66% of La Verne classes have fewer than 18 students.
Is there parking available on campus?
Parking is available on campus for students that purchase a parking permit. Students may also use the free shuttle service located on 1925 A Street, La Verne, CA 91750.
How safe is La Verne’s campus?
We take the security of our students seriously and our safety record is impressive. La Verne has 24-hour Campus Patrol continuously monitoring the campus and our residence halls are only open to their corresponding student residents. Resident Assistants are also on hand in the residence halls to be the eyes and ears of each community. Campus Crime Statistics.
Clubs and Organizations
What organizations are on campus?
There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations on campus. Some are sponsored by academic departments and others are completely run by students. We encourage our students to form new organizations that meet their interests; as a result, new clubs are always forming.
How can I get involved on campus?
The University of La Verne offers an endless list of ways for students to get involved. The University has Greek sororities and fraternities, clubs organized around specific majors, recreational activities, and a variety of cultural organizations. During the La Verne Club Fair, students can find out more about individual organizations and sign up for the ones that suit their interests.
When is recruitment for the Greek organizations?
Formal recruitment occurs in the spring semester. There are occasionally recruitment events during the fall semester as well.
Do your Greek organizations practice hazing?
Hazing is strictly prohibited at the University of La Verne. If hazing activities occur, the offending organization risks being expelled from campus.
How do I apply for housing?
You will first need to pay your enrollment deposit before you can apply for housing. Instructions can be found on the website for the Department of Housing & Residential Life.
What sort of housing options are there on campus?
We have a variety of housing options available to our students. Please click the link to learn more.
What is it like to live on campus?
At La Verne, we understand that leaving home can be a big adjustment. Our intellectually stimulating and ethnically diverse residence halls are designed to help ease the transition. With a full slate of activities that appeal to every interest, the La Verne community strives to make newcomers feel welcome and offer them multiple ways to get involved on campus.
What percentage of students lives on campus?
Approximately 40% of our student body lives on campus in one of the four residence halls.
I want to room with a friend who will also be attending the University of La Verne. Is that possible?
Yes, you and your friend will both need to request to live with each other in order to be roommates.
What if I don’t get along with my roommate?
Resident Assistants are available to help resolve problems that occur within the residence halls. Concerns will be carefully evaluated, and appropriate action will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
What types of food are served in the dining hall?
From grilled-to-order broiler specials at the International Exhibition station to hand tossed pizza specialties, Davenport Dining Hall offers a wide range of nutritious and delicious options for students to enjoy. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, Davenport offers an all-day, self-serve salad bar that includes fresh fruit, soup and condiments. There is also a selection of sandwiches, cereal, pastries and desserts available. In addition students can also choose to eat at Barbara’s place which features a grill, ready-made items and Starbucks coffee. Please see Dining Services for more information.
How safe are the residence halls?
Campus Safety officers frequently visit each of La Verne’s residence halls. Resident Assistants are also on hand at all times to keep order on the floors and be the eyes and ears of each community.
Is there an application fee?
Yes, there is an application fee of $50. This must be paid by U.S. International Money Order or by credit card at the time of application submission.
Do I need to submit my previous academic records?
Yes, official copies of all academic records from secondary schools and colleges (if any) are required. These records must show dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. These records must be submitted with a certified English translation (for students applying from non-English speaking countries). Students transferring from a post-secondary institution located outside the United States that does not have senior-level accreditation from one of the higher education accrediting bodies must submit copies of transcripts to IERF (IERF form), or other accredited National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for a detailed credential review.
Do I need to display English proficiency in order to attend La Verne?
Applicants must establish minimum proficiency in English by submitting one of the following:
- An international or special-center TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 80 on the iBT, or 550 pb (paper-based test)*
- An IELTS overall band score of 6.5 or higher*
- An SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 460 or above.
- 32 semester hours or more of transferable credit, including a C or better in the equivalent of ENG 110 (English Composition).
- Completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center.
- A Cambridge English:Advanced (CAE) score of 58 or higher*
- A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) of 53 or higher*
*Individual bandwidth scores will also be considered and evaluated for admission.
Are international students eligible for state or federal financial aid?
International students are only eligible for international scholarships for academic merit that range from $5,000-$20,000 for freshmen and $5,000-$12,000 for transfers. All admitted students will be considered for a scholarship; there is no separate application required. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must live on campus.
Please refer to the International Student Scholarship section more information on criteria.
Are there additional requirements?
All international students must provide evidence of ability to pay for their education. A confidential financial statement is required prior to admission, accompanied by a certified bank statement or affidavit of support indicating sufficient funds for study. These documents are only required for students that choose to attend the University of La Verne. One letter of recommendation from school officials where the applicant most recently attended, and a copy of a passport are also needed. Other requirements may apply depending upon country of origin. An I-20 will be issued upon full admission and receipt of the $200 tuition deposit. The University of La Verne established its policies in accordance with the United States Immigration regulations.
How safe is the campus?
The campus is very safe. In fact the police and fire station for the City of La Verne is located right across the street from campus. Campus Safety also regularly patrols campus. Please see the following link for Campus Crimes Statistics.
What technology is available on campus?
The Office of Information Technology maintains 25 computer labs, six of which are open labs on campus that are available 16 hours a day, seven days a week (excluding holidays). There are 16-24 computers in each of the six open computer labs.These computers are upgraded on a three-year life cycle; ensuring students have access to current technology. Four of these labs provide PCs, one provides Macs (ACB lab), and the ASC lab provides both PCs and Macs. Each lab has a variety of software applications available (such as Microsoft Office), and one or more laser printers are available for student use on a pay-for-print basis.
Can I connect to the Internet with my laptop?
Yes, all students with laptops can connect to the Internet with either plug-in connections or WiFi. The Wilson Library has approximately 30 network jacks located in study rooms, and wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire campus.
Can I get help with my personal technology on campus?
Limited technical support for students’ personal technology is available. Students experiencing Internet connectivity problems in the residence halls can request assistance from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Help Desk at (909) 593-3511 ext. 4130. If a student’s operating system is having problems with viruses or malware, a Residence Hall Technician can be requested for trouble-shooting assistance via the OIT Help Desk at ext. 4130.
Will I get an e-mail account?
Yes. all students are automatically assigned a University of La Verne e-mail account upon registering for their first class using MyLaVerne.
Can I access library materials online?
Yes. Students can access the library catalog, connect to databases, renew books and contact a librarian online as well as through the University of La Verne mobile app .
What are the requirements for a transfer student?
A transfer student will need at least 28 college-level semester units, including college-level English.
Does La Verne look at high school grades or SAT scores for transfer students?
No, but students with less than 28 college-level semester units are required to submit high school grades and test scores.
Are there scholarships available for transfer students?
Yes, there are transfer scholarships that are based on academic performance and can be available up to $14,000 per year.
Please see the following link for Additional Transfer FAQ’s