#21 Best Private Colleges in California

University of La Verne

La Verne, California

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University of La Verne overview
Location La Verne, California
Online laverne.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
University of La Verne overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of La Verne is a private institution established in 1891, situated in the city of La Verne, California, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Reflective of its historical roots in the Church of the Brethren, the university occupies a suburban campus noted for its blend of modern and historic Spanish Revival architecture. The institution offers a wide range of undergraduate programs, with Business Administration, Organizational Management, and Psychology being among the most popular majors. The academic climate is characterized by small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio that facilitates personalized learning experiences. Admissions at the University of La Verne are moderately selective. Residential life is an integral part of the student experience, as the university provides on-campus housing options. While the institution has varied athletic programs, it is not predominantly recognized for its achievements in intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 6,172 prospective students applied, and 4,537 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 662 enrolled in the school.  4,137 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,525 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $45,850 plus fees of $1,150. La Verne is ranked 328 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












La Verne is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of La Verne overview
SAT 970/1303
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.24

Applications Accepted

University of La Verne overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of La Verne
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,152
Other Fees$1,150
Room and Board $15,180
Budget for Other Expenses$3,122
Total One Year Cost$66,454

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of La Verne students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 42%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 16%
Social Sciences 10%
Work and Family Studies 8%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=117140 IPEDS survey data for University of La Verne.

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