The University of La Verne, founded by members of the Church of the Brethren in 1891, is known as an educational leader in Southern California for providing its students with a values-based education. The university’s mission is to offer 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 of La Verne's four core values of ethical reasoning, lifelong learning, diversity and inclusivity, and civic and community engagement are the heartbeat of the university.

University of La Verne Highlights

  • Ranked as #7 in the nation in social mobility (#1 in private universities in California) by the U.S. News & World Report 2020, recognizing the university's success in helping economically disadvantaged students enroll in and graduate from college.
  • Ranked #1 in California (#11 in the nation) for alumni satisfaction in a study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
  • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • 98% percent of freshmen receive financial aid.
  • 44% percent of traditional undergrad students are first-generation students – the first in their immediate families to attend college.
  • Graduation rates for African American and Hispanic students are typically 15-20% above the national average.
  • The university is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with a diverse community of students, 58% of whom declared themselves minority.