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University of La Verne

La Verne, California, United States
Since 1891, the University of La Verne has been dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering service, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. 

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (8)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Education & Training (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The University of La Verne (ULV) was founded in 1891 as Lordsburg College by members of the Church of the Brethren who moved west. Both the college and the agricultural community were renamed La Verne in 1917. In the 1920s and 1930s, three quarters of the student body was in teacher education. 


The University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of traditional-age, adult, and graduate learners preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to life-long learning across the liberal arts and professional programs.


The University affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity and the health of the planet and its people. Students are reflective about personal, professional, and societal values that support professional and social responsibility.The University supports a diverse and inclusive environment where students recognize and benefit from the life experiences and viewpoints of other students, faculty and staff.


Communication is an essential element of the human experience. At every level–from one-to-one interaction to public speaking contexts involving thousands–it is communication that creates the point of connection between human beings. Communication skills are essential to personal, academic, and professional success. In particular, those who acquire good communication skills have brighter career prospects, given that employers continually identify the ability to communicate well as a key factor in decisions about hiring, as well as promotion and advancement.

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Student services

The Office of International Services and Engagement is a part of the Division of Student Affairs. We specialize in advising international students and scholars, helping them understand and maintain their visa status, planning orientations, workshops, and other culturally diverse events that will help our students and scholars thrive while adjusting to the American culture and La Verne community.

Housing services

Consistent with our core values of diversity and inclusivity, it is the policy of the University of La Verne to provide a reasonable accommodation based on a person’s sincerely held religious belief.  A reasonable accommodation is one that does not conflict with reasonably necessary University goals. The person requesting the accommodation is obligated to make the University aware of the need for a religious accommodation as soon as possible and in advance of the need for the accommodation.

Library services

The original library for Lordsburg College when it opened in fall of 1891 was located on the first floor of the remodeled Lordsburg Hotel building. “A large library room furnished with reading tables, where many of the best magazines are available for the students, is one of the helpful adjuncts of the college.” (Annual Catalog 1909-1910, Lordsburg College).

ICT services

Wi-Fi Internet access is available at all Residence Halls. Wireless network access is available to all University of La Verne students in several buildings and outdoor areas on main campus as well as regional campuses. Computers that connect to the wireless network will be scanned by our Network Admission Control System before access to the Internet is allowed.

Medical services

  • Take care of yourself.
  • Know when you are not feeling well.
  • Visit or call the La Verne Health Center if you experience any physical changes that concern you.

You must use the services of the Health Center during their hours of operation where treatment will be administered, or a referral issued.

Student Life

Campus life

The University’s main campus is located on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, some 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Its 38-acre campus is located in the City of La Verne’s historic Old Town district.

Sports facilities

  • Women’s volleyball is a perennial national contender with three national titles (1981, 1982, 2001) and 21 conference championships in its history.
  • Baseball has a national reputation stretching back five decades, with two national titles (1972, 1995) and 19 conference titles.
  • Football’s competitive tradition can be traced back 83 years and is a keystone of the University’s athletic legacy.
  • Softball has established a competitive reputation, earning eight NCAA Division III playoff berths over the past 11 seasons.
  • Men’s golf, winners of four straight SCIAC titles, has placed second at the Division III national championship tournaments (2007, 2009) and finished in the top five in three of the last four years.

Student clubs

The Office of Student Life is pleased to list our recognized clubs and organizations. If you are interested in finding more information on a particular club, please click on their link. Joining a club or organization is a great way to develop your leadership skills and meet new people with your similar interest. We hope you join!


The University of La Verne College of Law has been fully approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association effective March 14, 2016. The Section of Legal Education may be contacted at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 or by phone at (312) 988-6738.

The University of La Verne College of Law is accredited by the State Bar of California.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The University of La Verne has small classes that allow professors to really get to know their students and allows for personalized class discussions. The problem is the high tuition costs for the subpar facilities. The tuition continues to rise and it is not being reflected in professor's salaries or in student resources. The professors have been amazing my issue is with...

My time at the University of La Verne
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of La Verne had amazing and hands-on professors. The academic staff was always reliable and genuinely caring. The biggest problem I had with the university was their tuition costs and how little financial aid was offered to help balance the costs.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like program and class groups, my experience is very good in overal.

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