The University is located approximately 50 kilometers east of downtown Los Angeles in the city of La Verne, California, a vibrant family community with a population of 33,000 featuring tree-lined streets and well-kept homes. Close to three major freeways and an international airport, La Verne is convenient to Southern California’s world-famous attractions (Disneyland, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive) and natural playgrounds (beaches, mountains, deserts).
Type of SCHOOL: Private, coeducational, Carnegie Level I Research University with four colleges
Size of Campus: 27 hectares in La Verne, California; 50 kilometers from downtown Los Angeles
Number of Students: 2,809 undergraduate students;
1,909 graduate students enrolled on main campus
Number of Faculty: Student-faculty ratio of 15:1; average class size of 16 students; 65% of classes with fewer than 19 students
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: More than 45 academic majors
Geographic Diversity: Students have enrolled from the following countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zambia.
International Student Services: The Office of International Student Services offers assistance in transitioning to life as a university student in the United States. Services range from visa support to social activities.
International Student Budget: (Per year)
Tuition and Fees $41,940
Room and Board $13,300
Financial Aid: Merit scholarships are available for international students.
Test Score Requirements: A minimum score of 80 iBT, 550 PBT, or 213 CBT on TOEFL; La Verne also accepts a score of 6.5 or higher on IELTS, 460 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT, 176 or higher on the Cambridge English: Advanced, or 53 on the PTE.
Application Deadlines and Fees:
Fall (August): February 1 (freshmen), April 1 (transfers); spring (February): December 1 (all students)