About University of La Verne

Founded in 1891, University of La Verne. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,459 full time undergraduate students, and 2,910 full time graduate students.

The University of La Verne Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 275 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of La Verne include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate48%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range930-1130
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at ULV are considered More Selective, with ,43% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

90% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 62% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of La Verne.

University of La Verne REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    82 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    63 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    98 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    109 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    110 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 84 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    109 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    109 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    110 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of La Verne?

44 Students rated University of La Verne

Ashley - 01/10/2024

It’s a great school for overall success in learning, programs offered here are available but aren’t always spoken about enough. Living on campus as a freshman has good and bad, prepare to live with one or more roommates and set boundaries. Food is better at Barbra’s than the cafeteria most of the time. Our sports are okay, some sports are better than others.

Odalys - 03/17/2023

I attended the University of Laverne while their REACH Program was being held. As a visiting student, the experience was decent. I can't speak for the undergraduate and graduate students. The campus had a very suburban feel and is relatively safe. I wouldn't recommend going out on your own once it gets dark but it should be fine during the daytime. The student population isn't huge but there's always a handful of students no matter where you go. The library is quiet and had a good working environment, which I found nice for working on projects. The classrooms did need better conditioning since it was relatively hot because it was summer when I was in the program. Something that I did enjoy about the classroom was the professors and guest speakers that were in it. They were very informative and had office hours available for us to contact them. The best part of the campus food was their desserts and the fact that they had vegetarian options.

Sarah - 08/31/2020

La Verne is a great university. The teachers/staff are very friendly and happy to help. The campus is nice and the surrounding area has a lot to do for students. I know many other people that have attended the university as well and they also love it.

kimberly - 01/31/2020

I have been at University of La Verne for almost 4 years as an undergraduate student. I'm very grateful for La Verne for providing me with a flexible scheduling over the years, amazing professors, and such a great class size (8-15 students per class) that has made my college experience worthwhile. I am looking forward to applying to Graduate School here at La Verne as well due to its amazing academics.

University of La Verne FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of La Verne?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of La Verne is 48%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would have a lot of things to say to my high school self. I would have specific advice and a few clichés. My advice would help my future self be more prepared and successful for the future. First I would tell myself to be more involved and not hesitate to be in as many activities as possible. Participation leads to knowledge which is one of the most marketable attributes. I would encourage myself to become part of the social scene, join clubs, sports and become an integral part of my community, home and work place. After creating these relationships, I would advise myself to completely commit to everything. In sports, school, clubs, and every relationship: commit! Commitment is the key to the experience, and to completely appreciate an experience, you must completely commit. My final piece of advice, the most clichéd and the most important; would be to live in the moment and appreciate even the smallest of memories. Not only appreciate the moments, but to also learn from them. Listen, learn and grow. Don’t run from things you don’t understand. I would tell myself to appreciate, accept and grow from every person and event.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    They are usually quite and pay attention to the teacher.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    great education, poor social life.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known how extremely close it would be to my house and that the way to get involved would be through a sorority or fraternity. If you do not live on campus, commuters are not aware of the events held at night and throughout the day.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If a person just wants to go with the flow in college, the University of La Verne is not the place. Students here need to be dedicated and willing to do hard work.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    I love how my school is small. All of my classes have no more than 40 students in them. One writing class only had 5 other students. The student teacher ratio here is perfect for discussion and really allows us to master the concepts.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    For being a small university, for their business and pre-law program.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The only down side of La Verne is that the campus is too small.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The professors at ULV are amazing and so knowledgeable. They really want you to succeed in your academics Show the professors that you really care about school and your grades. Say you get a bad grade on a test, schedule an appointment and have them go over the test with you. When they know you make an effort they help you out a lot more and are easier on If you're looking to just party or want good sports teams, this is not the school for you. La Verne is known for it's academics and continues to excel.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    They have special programs for students over the age of 25.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The cost. Its expensive and stressing to think of how much most students have to pay out of pocket. the school it self is great, but the cost beings stress to most students and takes away from the postive sides of going to a well known private school. The books and the supplys and the tution are way to expenisive making it frustrating and stressing.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    there are accademically competative. you are able to get your classes. it is small and privite.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Our campus is definitely one of the smallest around, but these allows us to build relationships with our advisors, professors and fellow students. The faculty and staff at La Verne love their job. They do not work here for the money, but instead they work here because they have a special love for the campus. Alumnae are constantly coming back to the campus, whether it is to work here or just visit their old friends. When I tell people I go to La Verne they always comment on how amazing the university is and usually ask me if I know so and so. The city of La Verne is a small city, its not necessarily a small town, but the city definitely supports the university and the university is supportive of the city. Just recently we got a new president, so the talk of the school is about all of the changes she is creating and how amazing she is. Students constantly complain about the parking, but parking is an issue at every school. We only pay 30 bucks for a parking where as near by schools have passes for hundreds of dollars for only a semester. We also just built a brand new parking lot which has provided more than enough spots. Our campus has made so many amazing changes over the years. We have received a facelift and brand new buildings!

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    All my professors know my name, and that is partially because of the low student to teacher ratio. Also because of this ratio, class participation is increased, but not in a competitive way. I am a political science major with intent to go to law school. I am enjoying all of my classes.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Sports and Art

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I would not say that La Verne has one stereotype that generalizes all of its students. We have greek life students who do not fill the typical stereotype of greeks. Instead they do a lot of philanthropy work and act as a stepping stone for students for be involved in many other organizations. Our greek life molds students into successful applicants for higher positions on campus. They do not throw big parties, they dont even have greek houses. The greek organizations have their own stereotypes, but you can ask about those at a later date. We are not known for our athletics, but that just means that our athletes play because they love the sport, not because they are getting anything out of it. They love the game. We also arent all that great at sports. We arent number one in everything, but there are a few sports that we excel in.

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  18. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    For students that live on campus, there is one main dining hall. (that may sound crazy to students at other colleges, but our school is small enough that we don’t need more than one). The hall is open all day, but serves hot food three times a day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The other times, they have fruit, cereal, and sandwiches. Students that don’t live on campus or have a meal plan are able to eat at the same dining hall for a hefty fee, but it is all you can eat, and the options are pretty large. There is always pizza and a grill, along with a salad bar, cereals, and a sandwich bar. With that, there are usually 3-4 main dishes to choose from. There is also another place to eat on campus, located at the Campus Center, which is the building in the middle on campus. This is a Mexican food place called Barb’s, which also sells chips, fruit, and other grab-to-go goodies. Commuters usually stop by here for lunch. There are quite a few places nearby, walking-distance that are decently priced. We have a yogurt shop, a barbeque place, Greek food, two Asian food places, a pizza joint, and an Italian restaurant. We have a wing shop coming in soon.

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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    I I dont really know all that much about the sports scene on campus but I do know that we are gaining a lot of spirit in the areas. Our campus activities board is doing a great job promoting the games and attendance has heavily improved. The sports people are definitely a close group of friends. They mostly hang out with each other and support each other on their games. Some athletes get involved in other activities such as RA or student life.

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  20. What do students complain about most?

    Students tend to complain about parking a lot. We just built a new parking lot that has almost 400 spots, so that complaint has gone down a little. However, our new dorms are opening up next fall, so people are worried that that will do to the new parking lot. Hopefully our school continues to grow outward, and will build another parking lot if necessary.

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  21. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I came to ULV for spolight weekend, which is something they do for students who have been accepted and are still deciding. It was there that I fell in love with the beautiful campus, and found out about all of the ways to become involved. I really loved the small-town feel, and never really wanted to become lost in a large school like UCLA or USC. I also liked that it was far enough away from where I went to high school, but not too far. (I'm from the bay area).

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending University of La Verne receive some sort of financial aid. 52% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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