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University of La Verne Reviews

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  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 1 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think La Verne is great for any student. 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.

    Tips for prospective students

    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 you when grading.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is expensive, but you get what you put into your education. So it really depends on the individual, if you don't go to class you aren't going to get your money's worth, but if you do you will.

    Am enjoying being here

    La Verne is such a beautiful campus. It is a small campus which is a plus, it makes buildings easier to find and the staff is so friendly and will point you in the right direction.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at ULV are amazing and so knowledgeable. All of my professors have been really approachable and helpful. They really want you to succeed in your academics.

  • 10/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 13 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 2 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non religious students - Teachers and faculty often frown about religious activities that go on, on campus (this includes the campus chaplin) Non party students - La Verne is a dry campus which means there is no alcohol on campus. Non Greek life students - The fraternities and sororities do not have houses they live in. La Verne has a law against it therefore the Greek life is very unpopular at La Verne. All you care about is a good education without the help of your teachers - It is a good degree to walk away from La Verne with but do not expect a lot of help with it. Students who aren't interested in athletics - All of our sports teams are bad with the exception of the Girls Volleyball team.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come to La Verne thinking it will be the normal college experience. This school is one that prides itself on being different. The good thing is that it is run not like any other school of its kind. The bad thing is it just feels like high school except you have to pay a lot of money to go to your classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Grant it, I received a lot of financial aid to come here, but the standard price of $50,000 a year is not worth it at all. In comparison to every other private school in Southern California, La Verne has the plainest campus, the most uncomfortable dorms, worst classrooms, and teachers who even admit they don't like teaching at La Verne because they could be making twice as much at Cal Poly Pomona where students pay way less for their tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I truly believe the last 3 months at La Verne have been the worst 3 months of my life. I can not stand being here nor can I stand the people on campus. I feel that I have made no valuable connections with anyone on campus with the exception of one girl who is transferring with me this upcoming semester.

    Am learning a lot

    The one good thing about La Verne is the teachers will constantly be challenging you to work your hardest. With that said I don't believe the most of the teachers know my name let alone care about me as a person. Unlike most small private campuses, this does not make a connection with its students.

  • 01/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Motivation for Academics, Love small campuses Have a lot of SPIRIT

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, attend college preview weekend, spot light... and look into all the great Programs La Verne has to offer! Recommend the BUSINESS PROGRAM! Woot Woot

    Bang for the buck

    Oh lord, tuition and room and board all together is quite expensive, but you sure do get the bang for your buck! You will not go wrong choosing La Verne its small rich community is so close together, the education provided to you is so great the professor to student ration averages out to be 19;1 how amazing can that be. Very!

    Am enjoying being here

    The residence halls are awesome, although I am in the Brandt Hall as a freshman, you will find your place within all the students, coming from different demographics and learn a lot from each other. One thing I really dislike is the cleanliness of some of the guys, gosh...boys will be boys...but lord, do they need to know their limits on what is being a pig. Gaah I am so not used to this dirtiness lol

    Am learning a lot

    It is an amazing University... you get to build such a close relationship with your professors. When I arrived on campus I felt like if I had never left home. Everyone is so warming and caring. Faculty and staff would what is possible to help you succeed.

  • 10/19/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 4 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who would like to spend more time socializing and partying than working.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do tons of research and sit in on classes. This was not the right fit for me, but that does not mean it won't be for you either.

    Bang for the buck

    I could not justify spending $40,000 a year for a lack of academic challenge. You attend school for an education-- if you're not being challenged, why pay through the roof?

    Did enjoy being here

    The bonds I formed while at La Verne were strong. I did not connect with most people at the campus, but those that I did connect with will continue to be friends for years to come.

    Did learn a lot

    I recently withdrew from the University of La Verne due to a lack of intellectual challenge. While most of the professors are kind, the academia is below par. I do not necessarily place the blame with the professors as the students are of below-average intelligence for the most part which calls for a lack of rigor.

  • 11/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like to have small classes, get one on one with the teacher, and have the professors know who you are, then this school is for you! It's also a great place for people who want to learn an eclectic mix of everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice from my experience is that you shouldn't be afraid to explore all your options before picking a major. I went through all my GE classes and found one that was so intriguing I stuck with it. Another piece of advice is to not be afraid of trying new things. Join or start a club that sounds interesting. You'll meet a ton of new people and it will make it that much more enjoyable.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pricey, but I save a lot of money by commuting. The financial aid is a major plus. I would much rather pay this money and be in smaller classes, getting more one on one time with the professor than just being a number at a cheaper, public institution. All in all, it is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't live on campus, so I don't know much about the dormitories. However, one thing that makes commuting a pain is the lack of parking spaces compared to the student ratio. Other than that, though, it is a beautiful campus, where the buildings are close together. All of the instructors I've had the pleasure of meeting like to be more than just a professor, and if you take the time to actually talk to them, chances are, they will help you out in the future.

    Am learning a lot

    Every class I've taken here in my past two and half years has bombarded me with so much knowledge that I never expected to learn! The teachers are always approachable if you have a problem understanding a concept. One of the best things about classes here, too, is that the knowledge learned in one class can actually be applied in another class or even another field.

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great if you're into a close-knit community and if you are looking for diversity. I've made friends with people from a large variety of backgrounds. This school is also great for students who are looking for a more intense learning experience and want to get the most out of their classes, I've become good friends with some of my professors and they will speak great things of you to other professors if you treat them well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Put yourself out there and be open-minded to all types of people because you'll never who your closest friends will become! I've made all sorts of good friends that I never imagined being close with until I got to know them. If you are shy or have a hard time meeting people, joining a sorority or fraternity may be ideal because with my personal experience and from what I've seen from others, you can make deep and bonding friends from joining such organizations and be open to all sorts of opportunities. Go to the LEC if you are having trouble in a class, or go to your professor's office hours because these resources will help you a lot in order to succeed!

    Bang for the buck

    Though I've had an overall amazing experience at the University of La Verne so far, I feel that the price of attending is much too steep and places a lot of stress on me and my family in order to go to this school, and without financial aid there is no way I would be able to attend it. I know that for a lot of other people, the cost of attending is stressful for them too and several of the friends I've made have transferred to other schools because the cost of attending was just too much for them. In addition, I feel that if the school is going to be so costly, it must give back the full benefits that students are expecting to obtain in all aspects, whether it be from having great professors, advisors, suitable living setups, and food. For me, the advisor I've had this past year was completely awful, and was never accessible, and never made me feel that she knew what she was doing or that she cared about me whatsoever. A friend of mine who has the same advisor has had similar struggles, and we both agree that the advisor is less than inadequate and gives the impression that she just wants to get through the day as easily as possible. As a result of having such a faulty advisor, my schedule for the past spring term was very unsatisfying because she quickly signed me up for classes that SHE felt were good for me, rather than listening to what I wanted for my schedule. However, after complaining to Academic Advising, I was able to change my advisor to someone who is much more knowledgeable about my major and hopefully will be much more professional than the previous one I've had. Despite the advisor troubles, the only other bad aspect about this school is the the food served in Davenport. Though for the upcoming year, there will be a new food company, and should not be as worrisome as the previous one, the prior one that I've experienced was pretty awful in that the food was half-heartedly prepared and served in a rush without paying attention to the quality of food. Having some friends who work in the food service at Davenport, I would ask them about what kind of food they are serving and most of the time they would not know or would have to guess because their managers gave vague responses or simply gave them a list of instructions on how to make the food. Most of the time, I would never leave the cafeteria feeling satisfied, or still hungry because I had no desire to eat the lack of selection of foods that were available or because the food that is available was not appetizing whatsoever. I would only eat the food and put up with it because I had already paid for it and didn't have much of a choice unless I wanted to spend money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have not only made wonderful friends with a variety of backgrounds at this university but I've also learned a lot about cultures and have become much more open-minded to people. I've also become much more extroverted since attending the school and I am not as shy as I used to be in high school.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at this university have been overwhelmingly helpful and accessible at all times and have taught me more than any of the past teachers I've had. All of my professors have been kind and patient and really make me feel that they care about me as an adult, and a student, and not just a random person that is enrolled in their class. I strongly feel that I will learn even more as I continue to attend this school and will make strong connections with my professors.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is really safe on this campus even late at night., If you ever don't feel safe walking out of a night class you can always call campus safety and they will escort you to wherever you need to go!!

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't much to do around the campus since it is a small city but there are plenty of events that take place on the school that are really fun like movie nights, games, and of course the parties. If you want to go out of town there are alot of shopping centers, theaters, and what not 5-15 mins away by car :)

    Food and Dining

    You can eat at Davenport (which is the cafeteria) or at Barbara's Place (a cafe). They are both good places to eat. At Davenport they offer different varities of food that you will never get tired of. At Barbara's Place they have various snacks and have a Mexican girll which is really good!!! You have to try the carne asada fries!!! :D and if you ever do get tired of the food on campus right next to the school is old town La Verne (downtown) where there are plenty of good choice there too.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm life!!! I dorm in Oaks and it's a really good building that comes with a lounge, kitchen, and AC/Heating. You can dorm in Stu Han, Brandt, Oaks, or Vista (which are the brand new ones). By dorming you really get the whole college experience. If you have a class at 8am you can wake up at 7:40 get ready in 10 mins and be able to make it to class on time since the campus is small. By dorming you are able to make friends faster and have so much more fun. I defintely reccomend it for your first year. :)

    Academic Rigor

    La Verne is a really good school. The professors know the field they are teaching and are willing to ask any questions at any times. Since it is a small school with small class sizes they will learn your name in time. The professors teach so well and have office hours for thier students where you can ask them quesitons about the homework, class lecture, or just simply to talk to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be afraid to ask questions to the staff or faculty. They are always willing to help you out through anything.

    In three sentences

    La Verne is a small college that offers a lot to its students. The staff and students are friendly. The campus is beautiful and small so you get a homey feeling when you're there.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a very expensive school to go to.

    What to do for fun

    Joining Greek life would definitely help people have a lot more fun on this campus.

    Food and Dining

    I like the food at Barbs because it really isn't that expensive and it's extremely delicious. As for eating in Davenport, I haven't eaten in there and I've heard that it isn't the most amazing food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm here. A couple of friends do dorm and say that it is a completely different experience because every night if you want to do something, then you can walk out in the hallway and find something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to schools before accepting the application, tour the campus, and find out what scholarships or grants you can get before attending.

    In three sentences

    Amazing small campus school that allows students to get the classes that they would like.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety at the University of La Verne is very easy to get a hold of. I constantly see them driving around in the golf carts. They also have a security guard where the off-site shuttle lot picks up students to take to the main campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of La Verne is great for students that feel they learn more effectively in a small-classroom setting.

    Bang for the buck

    I never thought that I would like school as much as I do while attending ULV. When I was in High School the motivation I had came from sports. Now, since I am not playing sports my motivation is Grad School. I am finding that my professors are very supportive and I know they want to help me get into a good school. Tuition is higher than I would like it to be which is also a huge motivation. I don't want to just get good passing grades, I want to get excellent grades. I work 40 hours a week to help my parents even with a small part of tuition and I'll gladly do it because I am sure that I am receiving an excellent education.

    Food and Dining

    I eat at the Campus Center at least once a week and I find that their food is delicious. They have the best carne asada fries that everyone seems to love.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live on campus but I have a couple friends that do, in fact live there, and when I've gone to their dorms I have a difficult time wanting to live because the environment is so laid-back and different than just living at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any other university, La Verne's education is not easy. If you want a good GPA you must work for it and there is no feeling more rewarding than to have a great GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    A huge top for a prospective student would be that when you go to college class interaction is very important and it is very challenging at first but you get to know everyone and it just feels like you're with friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is a great university to attend because the class sizes are small enough to be able to interact with everyone, especially Professors. I find that it is easier to learn in a small classroom setting. What I love most about ULV is their beautiful campus, how friendly staff is, and how everyone knows each other.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    la verne is a quiet town and beautiful town. there are a lot of small shops that are interesting around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    i never eat on campus so i have no idea.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live in a dorm, but the dorms look amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are interesting and challenging. i always feel like i have improved after each term.

    Tips for prospective students

    explore the school and talk to as many people as possible.

    In three sentences

    i really like being a student here. the teachers, staff and students are are amazing. i feel like this school is showing me the path i want to take to have a happy and successful life.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fire department and police department is located right in front of the University, so you can feel completely safe.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for determined students who want to get the best out of their education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a rock in front of the university. It started very small, but throughout the years the university has painted it according to club events and holidays. The rock have more than tripled its size.

    What to do for fun

    We have many clubs that you can join. The university makes sure to come up with events for us to unload some stress when we need it. There are recreational parks nearby that you can also take advantage of.

    Food and Dining

    The university is int he heart of old town La Verne. There are plenty of restaurants throughout campus. Food in the dining hall is delicious too!

    Academic Rigor

    This school is not for you to slack off. The professors are on top of you to make sure that you are keeping up with your work and grades. There is lots of support from your academic advisers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to make plenty of time for studying. Do not miss class or you will really fall behind. The professors are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, so do not hesitate to ask questions if your confused on anything!

    In three sentences

    I transferred from a Cal State to La Verne, it was the best decision I could have made. The professors are extremely helpful, and the labs are very interesting. I can assure you, you will learn a lot here.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While attending ULV, I have never had to worry about the safety of my campus. Located right across the street of the campus is a Police and Fire department. Also one can always find campus security when their is a problem.

    Great for these types of students

    I feel this school is great for students that like a small campus and like to interact with their instructors.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a little pricy, but if you like being in small class sizes, La Verne is the place for you. We have tutors available to us , and also professors that we can always communicate with. They provide us with their office hours and emails.

    What to do for fun

    For fun their are numerous clubs that have different events throughout the school year. For example, they have had laser tag games and movie nights. There have also been Zumba nights at the campus center; magic shows and a hypnotist. There is something to do almost every week!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has various types of food and drinks to choose from. Each day they serve different types of cuisines, along with comfort food like pizza, hamburgers and fries. Also, the campus is surrounded by restaurants and fast food place, so one has a good chance of eating whatever they are craving.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was an awesome experience! I had a chance to meet numerous people from different parts of the country and also from different parts of the world. The dorm rooms are very spacious; they have our beds, desks,chairs, lamps, bookshelves and separate closets. Also the dorms feel very secure; each student has their own key card to unlock the doors to enter the building.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students I strongly recommend that you finish your financial aid as early as possible. Also if you do become a student and are not sure of what you want to study, try and take different subjects that fulfill your general ed classes. By taking a variety of classes you will get to experience a little of different materials, and learn more about what you like and dislike in subject matter.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love being a student here at La Verne. The campus has a great faculty and staff that communicates with us college students. Also, the school helps one prepare for our future careers by providing us with the career center and also by providing us with tutors.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    for fun i get involved with the clubs they offer and hangout with friends

    Food and Dining

    food is amazing, healthy, cheap.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but i heard they have a bunch of night activities during the week for the residents

    Academic Rigor

    the school and teachers are very accurate with the grades. Most teachers are very relaxed and help you get the best grade you can get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Highschool is different than college, aim for high grades and do not get left behide.

    In three sentences

    This University is a great school to attend to. It is a small private campus and everyone is friendly to you no matter who you are. It is so easy to make friends and fit right in.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many things food places around the campus. There are also many clubs to have parties at, the LA county fair is also right across the street when it is open because of the Fairplex.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good since they have a buffet style food court.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a door so it is hard for me to rate this, but from what I hear it is enjoyable even though you do not get very much sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes such as sciences are very difficult but as long as you try hard and stay on top of your work the teachers are willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to stay ahead in your work because even though the professors and understanding and kind, they do not have any sympathy for procrastination. As long as you stay focused you will do good and enjoy the humor a lot of these professors have.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet college then this school is for you. The professors are very nice and understanding. I am always able to get the classes that I am looking for.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Go to the clubs fair! Everything you need to know about clubs is there and there are a variety to chose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock is something everyone should know about. It is a tradition to paint it for special occasions.

    What to do for fun

    For fun they set up many activities. Mostly all of them are at night so that people can make it after class and they have movie nights, karaoke, games, comedians and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is something to get used to. Some days are good and other days are bad but it varies because not everyone likes the same thing, but there are basics like hamburgers and pizza. They also take into account if you are a vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something new and exciting. It's fun and you learn a lot from just living with a variety of people. You build friendships that you can't really build living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    First semester of college might seem easier because you have a lot more free time than normal but the expectations are higher. And the quality of your work is a lot more important instead of just turning anything in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind when coming here and also know your values and morals because college definitely challenges you and you are the only one watching out for yourself.

    In three sentences

    La verne is a small school that has a great welcoming community. From the start you feel like you belong. Its fun and there are many ways to get involved and make the most out of your college experience.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All the ones that I have met are extremely nice and friendly. I have never felt unsafe at school.

    Greek Life

    I feel like everyone on campus is part of Greek life, but that is obviously an exaggeration. I have no problem with Greek life exactly, but freshman year a couple of my friends joined and completely fit the stereotype of ditching our group of friends. So I'm also not exactly a fan of Greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a huge rock in the middle of campus that people paint to spread word of stuff, club information, and the like. Apparently the rock is more paint than rock.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, not much. There is rarely much going on on campus other than the first few weeks that start the school year off, which are full of movie nights and things going on. There is also a winter formal, which I went to my freshman year and was quite fun.

    Food and Dining

    We have two locations for food on campus; a small cafe that serves mainly Mexican food, and a main dining hall. Because I am picky, I don't really notice any variety because I always go for the same thing. The dining hall is buffet style, and the desert is usually good.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus, but I really don't participate in much of the activities that go on in my dorm. I did more my freshman year, but as I get busier the last thing I want to do in my free time is go do some activity. But that's just me, I still do like living on campus, and I have met some of my best friends by participating in activities.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like this really depends more on the student and the major chosen though. I've had some classes where I don't struggle at all and others that have been difficult. But I have had some amazing professors along the way that are immensely helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is small. As in it would take you, at most, 20 minutes to walk across the entire thing, and that is only if you are an exceptionally slow walker. So you're never too far from any of your classes, which is nice. The school is not as informative about when important documents need to be turned in, which is can be stressful.

    In three sentences

    I really do love that it is a small school, because it means I know I'll see people I want to see everywhere and all the time. Hours for food and workout areas aren't my favorite. Some people complain about the dorms but I really like them and have never had a problem in that respect.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I read on their website that the crime rate on the campus is virtually nonexistent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock that they paint over was amazing. It,s more paint that rock.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little pricey but the small classroom sizes make up for it.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is really good!

    Dorm Life

    I've seen the dorms and they look comfortable. Considering I have not actually lived in the dorms I cant give a very good review on them .

    Academic Rigor

    From my visit to the campus and various reviews I read the professors at La Verne really challenge you but are always there to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate! nd ask for help if you need it.

    In three sentences

    Its small and easy to get around. The campus is lovely and they keep improving it. The dorms are also nice.

  • 06/22/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 4 people found this review useful. 18 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    i am excited to be dorming and looking forward to meeting the new people and get familiar with the beautiful campus

    Will learn a lot

    i know i will be challenged

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is constantly patrolled and the fire and police station are located right on campus. all students are notified if there is ever an emergency and everything is handled quickly.

    Greek Life

    i am part of the greek life at the university of la verne. it is a big part of campus life and many people end up rushing and joining and organization. there are four sororities to choose from and two fraternities. there are also three local chapters of sororities and one local fraternity that recruit based on area and not campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs ranging from academic to extracurricular on campus. anyone that likes to be involved with defiantly find it here.

    Great for these types of students

    the university of la verne is great for a student looking for a diverse campus. all of the students come from different backgrounds and happily share their culture with everyone around them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus has started being renovated for apperances. we have what is called a sculpture garden in the center of campus that is set off by a three story tall orange sculpture. next to this garden is the campus center which offers students a place to hang out and play pool, foosball, video games or just relax and watch tv with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    if you are committed to your studies and actually seek out help when you need it then it is worth every penny you spend. it is expensive but the one-on-one with your adviser and professors helps.

    What to do for fun

    there is a theater down the street from the school, and two malls down the freeway. off-campus fun is somewhat limited but the university has a constant trickle of events they host to keep students entertained including: concerts, comedy acts, movies, craft themes, faculty recitals, and student performances.

    Food and Dining

    la verne has recently switched food vendors and the quality has gone up since i started here. they do have vegetarian options for students but the selection is limited. it is hit and miss when you go to the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    i have had a great experience in the dorms. the oaks provides a small community of people to get close to, stu-han is an all girls dorm that is comfortable and very safe and brandt hall provides a foundation for friendship for all incoming freshmen. soon there will be new dorm opening up that gives students an opportunity to experience what having an apartment might be like.

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on your major but once you begin taking nothing but upper level major courses the workload increases dramatically.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are considering la verne make sure you are smart about your finances. the school is expensive and the tuition rises a little bit each year no matter what promises they try to make. it is easy to get involved here and people are very nice to everyone they meet. if you do end up facing a hardship there are countless faculty that will sit down and talk to you about it.

    In three sentences

    the campus is full of friendly and easy going faculty. the students are all highly involved in clubs and organizations. the campus is small and it is easy to get to class on time and to meet nearly everyone in attendance.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we're in a satellite location - rented building/classroom.

    Great for these types of students

    later-in-life re-entry students. evening classes.

    Bang for the buck

    private, so not cheap.

    Academic Rigor

    master's level courses are, for the most part, very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't procrastinate. make sure you meet all deadlines.

    In three sentences

    very organized with great communication. convenient satellite locations. excellent local teaching staff.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it seems like these guys are all over the place!

    Greek Life

    active, friendly, always hosting events

    Clubs and Activities

    large focus on sports with a close second of the greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    psychology students students interested in greek life on campus and students focused on getting a great education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the university's greek life hold rock paintings. there is a large rock in front of founders hall and it continues to grow with layers of paint. at each rock painting the different organization paints the rock for the week. there is usually music, snacks, and friendly people at the rock paintings.

    Bang for the buck

    it is a private university so it is expensive but i so far feel that it has been worth it.

    What to do for fun

    i play volleyball as well as watch movies in the lounge. play pool and foo's ball in campus center. hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    decent food, and convenient hours of opening.

    Dorm Life

    this is my second semester on campus and i love it here. i live in the all girl dorms and it is like a family.

    Academic Rigor

    i am in the psychology program, it is very welcoming and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    plan ahead, get to know your professors, file everything you get from the university.

    In three sentences

    the university of la verne is relatively small, but challenging and competitive. it has provided me with the services i needed to graduate a semester early. overall, being here has been a great experience.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    a lot of professors are unclear which make the classes tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    the school is starting to become over crowded, and the classes are packed. look else where for a school

    In three sentences

    the college is very small, and offers little extracurricular for students to become involved in. most of the professors do not have the time of day to spend with the students, and become angry when students ask questions. i would give university of la verne a 6 out of 10.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is probably one of the best. We have the city police department directly across the street from campus, which results in frequent driven patrols through campus. ULV also has their own security, which is frequently patrolling the campus and parking lots.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a major part of ULV. There are four sororities and two fraternities, which participate in and support each other. We do not have a greek row, but the close bonds that are made without a greek building, are even stronger.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on at ULV. Whether its ASULV sponsored or a club meeting, there is some club activity occurring. If the club you want isn't on campus, starting one is super easy and there are usually five new clubs a year.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, Greek life, serious academics, students who want to be near a big city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the rock is a big tradition/event at the university. Each club paints it throughout the year at night and its a big social event.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition price is steep. But there are benefits to the cost. There aren't issues with registering for classes, which is super important to getting out early or on time! There are a bunch of events on campus that are held for you and tutoring is included in your tuition so you never have to factor in additional funds just for help!

    What to do for fun

    There are frequent activities on campus but there isn't much to do in the city of La Verne. But if you have a car, or a friend with one, there are tons of fun places to go within 30 minutes from campus. Victoria Gardens, the movie theater, Old Town Pasadena, Downtown LA, and Disneyland are perfect examples.

    Food and Dining

    There is one dining hall and one cafe on campus. The food is good for cafeteria food but there is definite room for improvement. The cafe serves Starbucks coffee and their own version of Chipotle.

    Dorm Life

    There are four dorms on campus (one is currently being built). The Oaks and the Vista are the two newest and best dorms. Brant (the freshman dorm) and Stu-Han (the female dorm) do not have air conditioning but the in dorm activities and bonds are great.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are demanding but they are manageable. Attending class and staying on top of your assignments are key to success here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Branch out, attend events and make friends. Try to befriend people at the SOAR registration and schedule classes with them. Its comforting knowing at least one person on your first day of class because they are just as nervous as you.

    In three sentences

    Its a perfect school for students who are looking to have fun and relax at college while still being able to manage their work load. ULV has lots of activities to keep you occupied, while still being near the big city. ULV is a perfect university for students who want to dorm or commute.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police and fire departments are within our campus community. They are actually from the city of La Verne.

    Greek Life

    I just pledged a fraternity this semester and I am enjoying it. Good opportunity for community involvement and developing friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ethnic, political, career related. There is something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a smaller private school, lots of financial aide if you do the basics and keep your grades up. My parents are happy because we are actually paying less than a Cal State would cost and I will graduate in four years!!!!

    What to do for fun

    I just pledged a fraternity. Greek life isn't huge on campus, but we've got the best! Always parties and outings (as dorm floors or with clubs) going on.

    Food and Dining

    Okey, good flexibility. ie. you can spend leo dollars you have left from cafeteria in the student union deli. You can use these $$$ to get late night snacks, drinks.

    Dorm Life

    We're opening new dorms next year! Exciting! We will have small suites now. So, I'll tell you next year how that goes. Only the coed dorms currently have a/c which I was fortunate enough to be in both freshman and sophomore years. Makes for good friendships (living on campus).

    Academic Rigor

    Competitive, but if you've been doing AP and Honors in High school, should not be a big adjustment. Lots of hands on in my department (Communications).

    Tips for prospective students

    Not for you if you want the large crowds. It is small, but close enough to big city adventures and opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Small classes, but big in opportunities. You get out what you put in. Family atmosphere.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always on campus and can easily be reached by picking up and of the phones around campus and dialing 0.

    Greek Life

    There is 7 fraternities and sororities on campus and they all offer different experiences. They all have there own philanthropy and give to a cause. There are 4 sororities and 3 fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of things to do on campus ranging from clubs to intramural sports on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in a small school and do well with one on one teaching La Verne is the place for you. It is also a very homely atmosphere with a lot of friendly people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our school has a 24 hour teeter totter event where one of the fraternity gets two boys to teeter totter for 24 hours straight. During this time period you can go get food and socialize or just see how they are doing. Next year we want to break the world record and go for 72 hours.

    Bang for the buck

    La Verne is expensive up front but guarantees you can get out in four years if not sooner. Now a days this can be cheaper than a Cal State or UC because it takes those students more than 4 years to get there Bachelors degree.

    What to do for fun

    La Verne is a small college town so you can always go around with your friends and go to the small shops or restaurants. It is in-between downtown Claremont and glendora so it is easy to go to the movies or go shopping, The fair is always fun when is it around it is literally across the street.

    Food and Dining

    The food needs some work. Our food hours are not very flexible and makes it hard for athletes to eat on game weekends. The plus side is there is always a healthy option.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. The school does a great job picking your roommates and floor mates to match your personality. I couldn't have had a better experience.

    Academic Rigor

    La Verne has a tough curriculum but you also have great opportunity at the end of your education here. Biology is the toughest major here but that does not mean the others are easy. It is all doable just requires some hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate and do not hesitate to go see your professors. Most professors notice what kind of student you are and often will know when you are missing class to much.

    In three sentences

    I am getting a great education and don't have to compete with 500 other kids per class. The small classrooms are perfect and teachers are great.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I heard the food is ok but there are options outside of the university.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are ok but the experiences you will gain with your classmates are amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    The Biology major is the most difficult major at La Verne but I am excited to be challenged.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Great!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    rock paintings! there is a huge rock in the middle of campus! it started out to be a very tiny rock but from all the paint it turned into a very big rock!

    Bang for the buck

    Very Very expensive school!

    What to do for fun

    many campus activities!

    Dorm Life

    Recently, new dorms were built and they are coming out great. Living experience is very different from living at home! Nonetheless, it is very diverse.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging but professors are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved because the more people you know, the more opportunities will rise.

    In three sentences

    The university of la verne is a small private school. Basically you know or are familiar with mostly everyone here. Moreover, the professors are great especially when getting that one on one interaction.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    28 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    La Verne really makes sure that you feel the same safety as if you were at home.

    Greek Life

    There are not a lot of options when it comes to Greek life. For me, i wish they had more African American based sororities on campus but other than that it is average.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities to choose from. If there is a club or activity that is not on campus, a student is more than welcome to start a new one. The staff really encourage the students to start something new.

    Great for these types of students

    La Verne is great for students who like small communities and small classes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions or locations on campus. I'm sure i will find something.

    Bang for the buck

    La Verne is extremely expensive!! It is a lot for a private school but in the end it is worth it. As long as you work hard and get the top grades it is all worth it.

    What to do for fun

    I have not met a lot of people at La Verne but I have heard from students that there are a lot of things to do. They have random events on campus and there are events that take place in the community. Also, most of the students attend are closer to the Los Angeles area.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good and they have great options. I do wish they had more of a variety of different foods but other than that the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. It really gives you an opportunity to learn new people on campus. Some of the dorm rooms are very big and you may not be able to meet everyone in your dorm complex, but it gives you a chance to really meet and see new people you have not seen on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I have experienced, the academics can be very rigorous. For me as a biology major I will be challenged with high level math classes and a load of work from each class. Which is a good thing because it challenges your intellect.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very important that you visit the campus!!! La Verne is a very small campus and it may not be for everyone. Make sure to go to the spotlight events to really get a feel for the environment and events on campus.

    In three sentences

    La Verne is probably the most spirited university I have ever been to. The people and staff are very friendly and energetic. It creates a very positive environment to study and get an education.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. Put yourself out there. Make friends. GET INVOLVED. Your college experience will be so much more rewarding once you actually feel like you're part of the ULV family.

    In three sentences

    La Verne is an incredible school full of friendly people and knowledgeable professors who will do their best to help you succeed. Getting engaged in your classes and involved in campus activities and organizations makes your experience here so much more worthwhile. If you're looking for a great college where you will really learn and grow everyday while still having a lot of fun, this is the place for you.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    30 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    AMAZING here at La Verne!

    What to do for fun

    SO many activities and ways to get involved, really relaxed atmosphere. Gaming, Tvs all over, cafes to hang out, lots of sports, great people on campus, just have to visit to see, the possibilities are endless, great place to be!

    Food and Dining

    The school has their very own catering and dining service that is top notch, amazing food, major selection no matter what time of the deal, cost is a little high but its so worth it!

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms, lots of activities, and ways to get involved living on campus! Spacey, clean, some have air some don't, not a big deal if you bring a fan, apply for dorms early and its a non-issue, great residential life!

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent private research institution, great professors, wonderful curriculum, they academically assist you from the start.. it's a great school for students looking for a great education, tough classes? Tutoring available! Great opportunities for all majors, close faculty relationships.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete all financial aid and housing applications before the deadlines, or else you won't qualify for all financial aid opportunities and the housing fills up FAST. Definitely don't just sit there and research from home, call the admissions

    In three sentences

    The campus has a wonderful community atmosphere, small and private. The staff are all very helpful and they are there for you through the whole admissions process. They set you up for success, not failure.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join a club, see a theatrical play, attend poetry night, and make many friends between classes.

    Food and Dining

    I love the ULV cafeteria, and I would rate it 4.5 Stars due to the food quality and the reasonable pricing.

    Dorm Life

    As an off-campus housing student, I'm not able to rate the dorm life of ULV.

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate the Organizational Leadership program 5 Stars due to the challenging writing assignments, reports,and oral presentations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should thoroughly review the laverne.edu; meet with administration and financial aid staff to learn what student helpful is available; and spend a day exploring the community and the campus.

    In three sentences

    ULV is a great institution with a long standing in the community and around the world as a stellar, student-focused campus. The ULV faculty is passionate about their roles in the students' college pursuit. Surrounded by community friendly shops and restaurants, the ULV campus is beautiful and easy to travel from lecture hall to lecture hall.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is very tight and rarely have any serious occurrences

    Greek Life

    Currently not in Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to explain. Last year the university's annual concert had J. Cole play and the year before that had LMFAO.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy a tight community will enjoy their lives at this university. The freshmen class tend to be very small and students always tend to have relatively the same classes as their friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock in front of the Founder's Hall is key component of the University cause it can help you when you are lost

    Bang for the buck

    The textbooks that most majors use can easily be found on online sites such as eBay and Amazon. Recommend you buy your books from there. Friend who is a criminal justice major saved $950 on books on only 4 books. Great deal

    What to do for fun

    Clubs will always keep you occupied and is less then 20 minutes away from the local mall.

    Food and Dining

    Food is so pretty acceptable and is near dozens of restaurants and fast food chains to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Currently commuting

    Academic Rigor

    Biology is one of the more difficult majors but gives the most opportunities to apply what you have learned in class in the real world. Classes are tough but students have chances to travel around the world and study and you FLEX community help make your college life more exciting

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for SOAR as early as possible to get the best chance og getting the classes you want. Listen to your advisers they will work with you and make tremendous impact on if you graduate in four years or never. Get involved in the school there are hundreds of clubs that appeal to everyone.

    In three sentences

    University of La Verne is small private college that deals with dozens of majors in traditional class room setting. The academic advisers tend to have the same major and will work with all students to help them graduate in four years. The University is very proactive and always have ways to stimulate a student either physically or mentally.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    La Verne is an insanely small city. Nothing ever happens but if something where to happen everyone is safe. La Verne is next to a police and fire station. Nothing crazy has ever happen on campus or the area itself.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing at ULV. The greeks are very nice, friendly and welcoming. All the organizations are very philanthropical and always try to get involve. You even hear good reports about greek life by the faculty and the president (Lieberman). Greek life is a good asset at ULV. I really encourage greek life to the ones that are interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are great at campus and they are all very productive. They all offer something to the University and can also make it a good experience for students. Everyone can join a club if they really wanted to. The activities are very important to ASULV, they always host events to build community and make is fun for the students. 4/5 days of the week there is something going on on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are comfortable being on a small campus. Or who are use to being in small schools

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    La Verne has a rock that everyone paints at one point in their La Verne years. A lot of organizations paint the rock (which happens to be at the middle of the campus), mainly the greek organizations paint the rock. The greeks have socials at the rock as some of the members paint it. These are some of the most popular socials of ULV. It is a great way to meet people or simply catch up with people as well.

    What to do for fun

    I get involved on campus. We have preview day where prospective students attend and check out the campus, one year I applied to be a leader. La Verne also has spotlight weekend when future students can go the campus, spend the night and get to learn about ULV. I am also in the greek system, so I keep myself busy with different events. For example, Kicks for Kidneys, rock-n-jock, socials etc. I am also in the Latino student Forum and I enjoy spending time with my fellow Latinos. 85% of my time I spend it with friends, we just love to hang out and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious. There are many options and different types of food Each year it seems to get better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best. La Verne has a great RHA and they always try to build community and strengthen the connection with each resident. There are always little functions going on that keeps the community involved and busy.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are amazing. La Verne great professors who teach the material super good. Plus everyone has a great advisor who leads them on their College career

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a small campus so it is not like Cal States or UC's. Come with an open mind and you will see how amazing La Verne is even if it is a small campus. It is hard on commuters because they tend to feel left out just because everyone on campus already knows one another since they live among eachother.

    In three sentences

    La Verne is an amazing small University. It is a very close knit school and the environment is very welcoming. The campus is also absolutely beautiful.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Can't help you in this area because I am working full time and have four children at home.

    Food and Dining

    I've been to La Verne and there are many, many great dining establishments. It is also very close to Claremont which also has a great selection.

    Dorm Life

    I am not in the dorms since this is an online program.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the academics to be very challenging. Not in a bad way, just keeps you on your toes. The professors are looking for quality work, that you know what you are talking about and are able to express it clearing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. No question is dumb. This is your education and your money. This school is not cheap so you want to make sure you get the biggest bang for your money that you can.

    In three sentences

    I am currently enrolled in an Online Program and am having a great experience. The enrollment process easy and the admissions personnel was very helpful.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never seen any danger and security is seen at all times roaming around campus.

    Greek Life

    They seem very active.

    Clubs and Activities

    A variety of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for dedicated, hardworking students that prefer a small classroom setting and more class availability.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a rock that is painted at different times by clubs and organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive like mentioned but the education is great. Financial aid is also available.

    What to do for fun

    In the summer/fall you can go to a local farmers market that is actually next to the University. Also, there is a shopping are about a mile away from the University where a lot of the students go hang out.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food and the meals vary every week.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot really rate this because I don't dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of attention from professors and some are tougher than others but they really want their students to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to scholarships to pay off tuition. Don't expect to get lost in the shuffle like in high school.

    In three sentences

    Small yet pleasant and welcoming campus. Excellent education with small classroom sizes and dedicated professors. Private, pricey school but worth it.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    36 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The community is very quiet and safe. The campus safety is always there for students if they need help, and if something serious happens, they let all the the students know via email.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at La Verne is pretty popular. There aren't many sororities and fraternities to choose from, but La Verne is a small school so that's expected. The students who join typically enjoy Greek Life, though. If students are interested in another sorority or fraternity that La Verne doesn't have on campus, other schools like Cal Poly Pomona have more options that La Verne students can explore.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and sports teams that students can join. Almost everyone at La Verne is involved in either a club, a sport, or both.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students generally like the school, but students from around the area still live on campus. The school is great for people who like or would like to experience living in a small town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has a rock, appropriately named, The Rock, that many students paint during their time at the school. Mainly clubs and the sororities and fraternities paint it and have socials during the painting. It's fun to see how it changes over the course of a year.

    Bang for the buck

    La Verne is very generous with the financial aid that it gives to students, and with the great academics as well as all of the activities and free stuff (t-shirts, water bottles, key chains, etc.), the money paid is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    La Verne is a small town so there isn't much to do off campus besides go to the movies and the mall. On campus, however, the Campus Activities Board provides countless opportunities for fun. They often have comedians, small concerts, and movie nights. These events are small and sometimes not well attended but it's definitely an effort on the schools's part to give the students something fun to do. They are sometimes fun and a great way to meet people.

    Food and Dining

    There are only two food options on campus. Davenport is the main cafeteria and has ok food. Sometimes it's hit or miss with the taste but it's not terrible. Barbara's Place is the cafe and has a small selection of breakfast and lunch hot food as well as baked goods (mainly bagels and muffins that aren't too great) and coffee and tea. The coffee served there is a limited selection of Starbucks drinks. The best thing about Barb's is that you can use your Leo Dollars and not waste real money on the food there.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms on campus are nice. Even though Brandt and Stu-Han don't have air-conditioning (Oaks and the new dorms, Vista do), the students who live become close with each other. I lived in Stu-Han and the RA's were great. They always had programs for us and were very nice. A lot of people complain about all of the rules that they put in place, but really they aren't hard to follow. Just follow them, be respectful and there won't be any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a Bio major so my classes were pretty tough. The teachers are very passionate about their work and try to pass that on to students. I never took a class that was an Easy A.

    In three sentences

    La Verne is a small town university with a small town feel. Oftentimes, the school feels a lot like high school but it grows on you after a while. If you like being in a close knit community, then La Verne is the place for you.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    37 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A firehouse located right across the street helps ensure that the school is safe. Campus security patrols at all hours of the clock protecting students from any harm.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is amazing with very nice people. The organizations really make you feel like you are more than just a student. The people you meet in greek life have become just as important to you as your education.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs and organizations to make college a better experience. However, there is not many clubs and activities. The school is a division III school and do not have many sports.

    Great for these types of students

    La Verne is a great school for students who want that one on one feeling. Students who live in Los Angeles and want to get away from home but not be too far would love the location of the university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is The Rock which has so much sentimental value. It is literally a rock with a thick layer of paint covering it. The Rock has been there forever and has became a symbol of La Verne.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you paid for. When it comes to La Verne they have incredible funding to help each person with their specific need.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do around the campus itself. However, Raging Waters is only a short drive away. A old town is located walking distance away from the school.

    Food and Dining

    The food is phenomenal. Chefs attend to your every crave with a variety of meal plans. The pricing is reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very nice and help keep the school spirit going by keeping everyone linked so closely together. Bonds are built with rooming partners and other pupils.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very small. Teachers build a certain bond with students that is very unlike the connection that UC and Cal State professors build. The professors are very polite and wise, they teach so that it is easier to grasp the topic.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future prospective students I recommend filling out as many scholarships as you possibly can. Make sure you are on track with your files and stay organized.

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is a nice, petite, and unique school. A place where everyone is welcomed with a smile. La Verne is definitely the school you want to attend for that at home feeling.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and sports for everyone to join, the sports is in division 3

    Great for these types of students

    medical and law and non religious students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is some sort of art done on the floor but its a tradition that no one can step on it, you see everyone always walking around it and avoiding it

    Bang for the buck

    very costly, average of $50,000 of admission

    What to do for fun

    There are many events held at the campus

    Food and Dining

    Im not sure about this yet. But there are restaurants close bye and the school has their very own starbucks

    Dorm Life

    its co-ed, but have not experienced the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a very good medical and law school for anyone interested in this school and they say they will set you on the right path to accomplish your dream.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have everything you have to do done early and before any due date. Never procrastinate

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Also a traditional school. The staff is very cooperative and are there for you whenever you need them, answering question and giving you heads up of any upcoming event or deadline.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Regardless of what very few people say, the food here is grade A. I love it. If you're a big eater like me, I suggest a large meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is great. They just built a new dorm this year that is really nice, but all the dorms here are good. You'll really feel like you're at a home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I hear some of the classes can be kinda rough, but it depends on your major. No matter how tough the class, there's people all around you that would be glad to help you as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    This school is GREAT! I've only been here for a few weeks but I'm already in love with the school. The campus is great and the professors and faculty are phenomenal!

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is on the 10Th floor of the shorter tower in Oxnard and offers security in the building for the students that have to attend school in the evening.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of La Verne VCC campus is great for working adults who have full time jobs and/or children. The Accelerated Program for undergraduates was structured to overcome the obstacles that most working adults, with or with out children, would run into if they wanted to return to college. The program is also set up to keep in mind the support that most returning students need when re-entering college. The way they do that is by setting up the program as a cohort.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes require that you attend EVERY session due to it being an Accelerated Program. There are no exceptions when it comes to attendance. But if you show up, do your work and show that you are putting in your best effort the teachers and staff will support you in anyway they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not assume that your dreams of going to college are over just because your not 20 years old anymore. At Laverne the only thing expected of you is to show up, participate and do your best. If you do all of those things then they will help you with the rest. If you want the opportunity to grow, learn and evolve both financially and personally then La Verne is the school for you!

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne Ventura County Campus has opened up the door to a world of opportunities that I had previously thought was closed. As a 35 year old adult woman I resolved myself to living paycheck to paycheck because there was no way,even it was offered to me for free, I could afford to go back to college and attend classes during the day. La Verne's Accelerated Bachelor's Program schedule is catered to allow working adults the freedom and opportunity to accomplish their goals of earning a college degree.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The University of La Verne is located in a great area within walking distance from a lot of cool shops and restaurants. If you have a car, it's also only 15 minutes away from Downtown Pomona and Claremont Village where there is more entertainment opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    From what I've had so far, The University of La Verne offers great, healthy food. They also give out a lot of free food. Commuters can also eat for free!

    Dorm Life

    I am personally a commuter, but I've heard from several people that they enjoy their dorms. A couple of them aren't air conditioned, but bring a fan and you won't have a problem.

    Academic Rigor

    If your high school was one that prepared you for college, then The University of La Verne will be a smooth transition for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    To enjoy your time at The University of La Verne you have to get involved. They make it easy to do so by offering several clubs and events to help out with. Living on campus if you live more than 20 minutes away also makes it easier to get involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is a small environment with great teachers and opportunities. It's different from the normal college experience with thousands of students. If you're used to a closer-knit community, then the University of La Verne is for you.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Everyone is so active!

    What to do for fun

    Meet new people, play pool in the campus center, and discuss important issues of our day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework!

    In three sentences

    It is quite an amazing school. The feel of family is abundant here. I couldn't ask for more.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Crime is not existant. Since I started going there over a year ago, I have not witnessed or heard of any crime or foul play. Not one speck of graffiti.

    Greek Life

    Never participated

    Clubs and Activities

    Alot of plays and events. New football stadium is outstanding.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for those who just want to challenge themselves intellectually because the school is more on the quiter side. Classes are taught by DR.'s and not TA's.

    Bang for the buck

    Slighty more cost compared to the Cal State programs, but not as much as USC. An exceptional education because the classes are taught by Dr's and not Teachers Assistance, so your money is going to a quality education.

    What to do for fun

    Local events put on by the college

    Food and Dining

    The food in the town that surrounds the school is great.

    Dorm Life

    Never stayed at the Dorm's, but there is not a lot to choose from

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to give college ample attention Because it requires dedication. The goal of colleges is to mentally challenge yourself to learn a little about everything and a lot about something.

    In three sentences

    University of LaVerne is an exceptional college. The college supplies the students with a quality education by providing students with overwhelming resources.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never really had a problem!

    Great for these types of students

    Diversified and open

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The location is in the middle of downtown

    Bang for the buck

    it's expensive per unit but worth it for class size

    What to do for fun

    Starbucks coffee

    Food and Dining

    I like the restaurants surrounding the campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard!

    In three sentences

    There is a great University of attend because of the small classroom environment. The great seasoned teachers as well as the well diversified curriculum in the classroom.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The university is located rut by the la Verne police department and fire department so it's an overall safe area.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of little shops around the univeristy.

    Food and Dining

    Have not dined there, but there are plenty of little shops and food diners to eat within walking distance from the school.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't dormed there so I have no input.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors have a better teaching method than others, but overall great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do you're research on certain professors.

    In three sentences

    Great school. I love the class sizes. There are some really amazing professors.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I surf, ride around town on my board, and get together with friends when I am not studying.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but like every place you eat, it gets old after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Be yourself, and people will be itching to hang out whenever possible. Life gets crazy fun

    Academic Rigor

    Love my professors. They make learning the topics I am interested in easy to learn and understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay positive and this school can help you get to where you want to be.

    In three sentences

    The school is awesome! Professors take the time to get to know you and you feel like they are there to help you succeed. The campus is a giant community which is nice.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, as they should be at a college level. The professors challenge you to demonstrate and apply what you have learned in the classroom.

    In three sentences

    It is a great university that has a diverse population of students and is always encouraging students to succeed. This university offers great class and really caring professors.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are four sororities and two fraternities. This is mainly because the students consists of mainly females but all organizations are highly active on campus. Of course there are many other organization to join, some actually pay because they are jobs. For example, ASULV is the organization in which plan event for student life and make everything to come to life. There is definitely something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for outgoing people who love to get involved on campus. Also very academic focused people since you will definitely be challenged and will always learn something new. If you love small campuses where you can know everyone, this is it.

    What to do for fun

    You can join a fraternity or sorority for fun. There are different clubs and organizations you can join, such as Enactus, LSF, accounting clubs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different options. There are Barbara's place and Davenport available on campus. Both are OK for every now and then. I prefer eating off campus. Off campus, you can go to Warehouse pizza, house of wings, in n out, subway, the teriyaki bowl house and many others.

    Dorm Life

    I am actually a commuter but I have been in the new dorms, which is call Vista. It is a very beautiful building and very nice rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are definitely passable. Depends if you are willing to do the work or not. Of course the upper classes are more challenging, but nothing someone cannot do without help. Faculty are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do your research in, not only what the campus offers but also in what your interests, likes, dislikes and deal breakers, are when applying for colleges. Definitely one thing to note about the University of La Verne is there are many different organizations to join and get involved in campus. Also definitely make sure you can afford tuition and other expenses.

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is a small friendly campus with many possible ways to get involved. They offer small classrooms for students who don't want to be another number in a huge campus. The faculty are awesome and so helpful!

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security 24/7 . A police department and a firefighter station is right by the school too.

    Greek Life

    Great Greek life at La Verne!

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds of sports and clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small campuses and seeing the same people everyday.

    What to do for fun

    Go out with your friends and enjoy the Greek life events

    Food and Dining

    It has its very good tasty days, about three times a week; but also it has its not very good days.

    Dorm Life

    Fun. You create new relationships, and are more involved with everything that goes on at school.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too rigorous. Professors make it easy to succeed.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    So far I have received good service for the cost of the school.

    What to do for fun

    La Verne is near local hangouts. In an hour tops car ride you can be at the beach or up in the mountains.

    Food and Dining

    Located near downtown area of La Verne. Many options available.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    College coursework is not easy and it takes time, focus and dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study. It is good to set a schedule for working on homework, assignments, projects, and tests.

    In three sentences

    This school is professional and the instructors know what they are teaching. The instrutors always look for your best interest. The staff is also very helpful with any questions.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of T-shirts given out during events. Activities mostly held at 11am.

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth the rising tuition cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are pool tables and video games in the main building but other than that there is nothing to do.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of food is frozen or the same everyday.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are over priced. Not enough restrooms. The room size is nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on a college visit or if you have a friend stay a couple days to feel out the campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is small school filled with mostly minorities. There are a lot of events during the day. It is mostly a commuter school so it is very quite when there are not classes.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead on your Financial Arrangements

    In three sentences

    The campus is really nice and green and the community is very quite and calm. The teacher and staff are really helpful and understanding with anything. The school has a lot of spirit and loves to give back to the community.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All Greek organizations and clubs paint the rock during events.

    What to do for fun

    On campus: The campus center has video games, pool tables, etc. Off campus: It is near a lot of restaurants and cafes. It is also about 10 minutes away from the mall. Farmer's market is held every Thursday night along D st.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is a buffet. It has a salad bar, grills, vegetarian options, desserts and a variety of meals. Aside from the dining hall, ULV has a cafe called Barbara's place which offers snacks, sandwiches and Starbucks. Aside from on campus dining, there are a TON of restaurants and food places just down the street.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is absolutely AMAZING. I was fortunate enough to live at Oaks F Top with the most wonderful group of people. The sense of community at Oaks is unbelievable. As the year progresses, you grow close to everyone, not only from your floor, but the entire building. Oaks may be the farthest dorm from everything but you can look at it as your daily work out. Oaks' set up also makes you feel extra independent because of the condominium layout. It is also the most free or independent dorm on campus. It feels as if you don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Biology major and I have larger lectures. Make sure to be focused during lectures because the professors go over a lot of material each session. Also make sure to study the materials (on your own) later in the day to refresh yourself. You really need to not rely too much on your professors and carry yourself because that will help you excel and stand out in class. Procrastinating in high school might have been easy but it doesn't always work out that way in college. Main point, be on top of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Be INVOLVED. - Get a planner and be ORGANIZED. - Learn to PRIORITIZE. - Work HARD, play harder!

    In three sentences

    College is a new chapter and a scary point in our lives, however, ULV helped me adjust quickly and easily. The people are extremely welcoming and environment was comforting and wasn't overwhelming. There is no doubt that everyone will find their life passion and their true life long friends at this school; this school is home.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University offers its own campus security that remains on duty for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If campus security is not comforting enough, it must be known that the La Verne Police Department is on the same street as the campus, to be exact, it is right across the street from the campus library which is in the center of the campus. The University is not only well-lit, but they offer call boxes, as well as escort programs if you feel uneasy at any time.

    Greek Life

    The University offers four Greek sororities, as well as two Greek fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University offers numerous clubs and organizations that revolve around general student body, whether they tailor to specific majors, specific cultures, recreational focus, Greek organizations, activities boards, or just a student club. Like its students the University is diverse in involvement opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    The University has a very diverse student body, so it is great for anyone who values a true education. It is the perfect University for first generation college students who truly want an education that tailors to their needs, and learning capabilities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that I have always found fascinating while attending the University is the painting of the rock. The rock can be found in front of Founders Hall in the center of campus. The Rock is a way for clubs and organizations to promote what they represent and a means of recruiting new members. It is always used to promote upcoming campus events, and spread the word to the general student body.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the University comes at a higher price the education you receive is a lot more hands on and intuitive. You get hands on one on one time with professors who care for the well-being of your success, and your pursuit of knowledge. The professors themselves are very knowledgeable and factual about the specific subjects they are teaching, and will help you work through any problems you are having. The class sizes are very small so the environment is less chaotic, and the professors know each of you personally and by name. The overall experience and the knowledge you learn from these incredible individuals, helps you look past the price, and allows you to look toward the success it will bring.

    What to do for fun

    The University is known for its studies rather than a party scene. Although the University is not known for parties there are plenty of other things that could be considered fun. By getting involved with clubs and organizations you will be able to be apart of festivities offered on campus, and social events.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered on campus is not only at a reasonable price, but of a very good quality. Although the community surrounding the University offers an array of food, I have always opted to eat on campus at Barbara's Cafe. There they offer freshly made hamburgers with fries, quesadillas, chicken wraps, salads, fresh fruits, veggies, and other varieties of food. I was never disappointed with anything I have ever received from there.

    Dorm Life

    Although I have never experienced the dorm life on campus, I know that the University provides a living environment that promotes self-awareness and independence. By living in dorms you are able to enhance your academic experience as well as build a better social environment. All dorms need access code entrance ensuring a safe and secure living environment. Whether you live on or off campus, it is an overall great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of La Verne prides itself in being a highly respectable college that values critical thinking, international as well as intercultural studies, service learning, and its interdisciplinary studies. The University aims to prepare students for a successful career by drawing out each personâ??s abilities and maximizing their college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of La Verne is a highly respectable school that comes at a high price, but is worth every cent. The University of La Verne offers an education that is rich in diversity, and caters to your specific needs in order to build a lifelong path to success. Although the price is high they offer various forms of financial assistance, whether it be in the form of federal, state, or University funds. Use any available resources that they offer, make great use of your time and focus on what is important at hand. The library is one of the most inspiring places to work. Surrounded by other colleagues is not only motivation to accomplish assignments, but by doing so you feel relaxed along with a sense of unity. Do not feel timid, interact with as many people as you can, build working relationships and share ideas. Enjoy every moment you have on campus for the atmosphere brings the sense of tranquility with its lush green lawns, the squirrels playing in the yard, and the overall sense of being in nature. The University offers not only a great education, but a soothing environment to work in. Do not feel intimated to interact with the staff, whether it be in admissions or your professors. Everybody at this campus is there to help. Show up to classes prepared, if you did not understand any part of a lecture or text do not feel intimidated to approach the professor and discuss it. They like for a student to take the initiative to better themselves, and in return they will sit there and work with you until you have a better understanding of the concepts.

    In three sentences

    University of La Verne is a private university that offers a lot of flexibility when dealing with transferred units. All classes offered result in a personal relationship with instructors, because each class has anywhere between 6-20 students. The professors are great, because they genuinely care for your success they are readily available in all forms of communications, whether it be by drop-in, phone, or e-mail.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    La Verne Police and Fire Department is right across the street from the campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is definitely something for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    For the price, it is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many restaurants within a block or two from the school. Also, make a 30 minute drive out to Los Angeles or West Hollywood for the clubs. Plus, the beaches are only 30-45 minutes away!

    Food and Dining

    Great meal plans and great chiefs.

    Dorm Life

    Friendly and easy to adjust.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors push you to the best of your abilities in order to succeed in your field of interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great school for those who need a smaller class sizes to learn, instead of class sizes of state universities.

    In three sentences

    The staff is great and very interested in your success in your career choices. Students are friendly and it is very easy to make connections and create a network. Scheduling is very simple even if you have a late academic advising appointment.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you like to drink or smoke, you will not be allowed to on campus. However, there are always events going on through the year to preoccupy your time :). We have free comedian shows, magician shows, concerts, movie screenings, etc.. You can also join clubs and organizations. Take on leadership roles; it's a lot of fun to be active around campus. Don't be afraid to go by yourself, you can assure yourself that there are others going by themselves as well. Don't be shy. Be active in your community, don't simply stay in your dorm watching Vine videos all day. Find a part-time job or an internship. Look for opportunities to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay I guess. The main course is not same thing every day. It's buffet style. There is always pizza, a deli, salad bar, cereal station, and an ice cream station. Make sure not to over eat. Just sit as far as you can from the ice cream machine.

    Dorm Life

    There are four dormitories: Stu-Han: doubles and quads; largest rooms and closets on campus; co-ed; no AC; center of campus Brandt: all freshman; typical red-bricked college dormitory; no AC; co-ed Oaks: apartment style; co-ed; AC; community-oriented; farthest away from classes Vista: suit-style; not community-oriented; looks like a hotel; very pricey; AC; co-ed This is my second year living in the Oaks dormitory. I LOVE it! You definitely meet more people if you live on campus. Group projects are easier to carry out if everyone lives on campus. You definitely become more responsible and independent. I can go to the school gym, shower and go to class within two hours. Food is always readily available. I can go to events at 10pm and not worry about driving home late. There's no curfew. You can do anything you want, haha, basically.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like academics are relatively prestigious. The prestige of a course usually depends on the organization skills and knowledge of a professor. Most professors want students to succeed, they show that they care. Professors know their stuff and are willing to help you understand the material. They are open to discussion of a variety of topics. Most of the material of courses I've taken have overlapped. For example, we'll be talking about mass media in anthropology or psychology in speech class. Most of the material I learn interconnects with something else and I really enjoy that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend Preview Day in the fall and Spotlight in the spring. These are events hosted by the admission office to showcase the University and they are to expand your knowledge of what La Verne offers. They are excellent opportunities to hear the experiences of current students, faculty and staff members. In addition, you will have the chance to meet other prospective students, including potential classmates! If you cannot attend these events, you can set up a campus tour and one of our admission interns (current ULV students) will be more than happy to show you around and they will definitely provide you with substantial information about the University. Engulf yourself of information of each potential school you're interested in as much as possible. Schedule campus tours. Talk to current students or current professors. Ask a lot of questions. Do your research. Make sure you feel comfortable when you step on campus. I hope you find your place at La Verne!

    In three sentences

    La Verne has an array of resources to ensure your success throughout your college career and beyond. I have fallen in love with the quaint and beautiful environment surrounding the university. I am currently a second year at the university and I have learned so much beyond the classroom;the experiences I've had have made me grown in ways I never thought I would.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always campus security around campus and literally across the street there is the fire and police station. Very, very, very safe community.

    Greek Life

    There are 2 fraternities and 4 sororities on this campus. They are always throwing fun events and it is a great way to met people and make lifelong friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus it is a great idea to get involve. It is so easy to get involved also.

    Bang for the buck

    It is quite expensive to come here and depending how involved you are then you will get what you paid for. There are many opportunities to get free things such as food and clothes.

    What to do for fun

    The campus center has pool tables, game systems, fooz ball and a television with cable. Usually there are events at 10pm which are also very fun and entertaining.

    Food and Dining

    The recently got a new catering company and it is delicious. There food prices are reasonable. The have vegetarian food if you need it.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm but many of my friends do and the only good place to dorm is in vista because it has air conditioning and a lounge area inside your room. But overall I recommend dorming no matter which dorm you live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the courses you take, some classes remind me of high school AP classes and others will challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to live on campus there are usually events going on every week around 10pm that you don't want to miss. Always communicate with your professors with any questions you have. Some professors will give you their home information or if not you can always email them they will respond right away.

    In three sentences

    This school is great the class size is so small that you actually learn information and are able to ask questions and communication with the professors are so easy ! The area is quiet and beautiful it is an amazing place to go to school. There are also so many ways to get extra help through the OSL ( student life ) , and there are many ways to get involved, there is always something to do.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. There has not been one day where I've gone into the dining hall and not wanted anything from it. Theirs a variety of food anywhere you go eat (whether it's at davenport or at Barbara's Place). The carne asada fries at Barbara's place are the best things ever!!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is AMAZING! Everyone is super nice, including all of the RA's. You feel as if you were at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you get it can either be as easy as high school, or you can feel a little stressed out. Most of the classes here though, are manageable.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Lots of great advisement for science majors but not a lot of class its hard to get into classes.

    What to do for fun

    Campus Center Ballroom always has free events and movies. Foothill blvd has a lot of shopping centers. There are also a ton of clubs to join

    Food and Dining

    there's always free food and its so good!

    Dorm Life

    They hold lots of activities sometimes even for commuters

    Academic Rigor

    Amazing professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as you can and do not neg legate your financial aid paper work. GRANTS SCHOLARSHIPS! Apply!

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is a great small school with a ton of academic advising something you will not find at a state school.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are at least two events going on each week put on by different clubs and organizations. We are very involved here with the sporting events and even intramurals! there are many different parties put on by the fraternities from the school that are very entertaining and great times to get to know people.

    Food and Dining

    there are two dining halls here at La Verne: Barbara's Place and Davenport. Davenport is a more of a restaurant type facility with tons of different foods! The grill is always open and have great selections of food to choose from. Barbs is more of a fast food place but with some very good food! they are primarily known for there breakfast which is quick, inexpensive and very delicious!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing here at La Verne! No matter what hall you live in there are always things to do to make friends, socialize and my favorite... EAT! The RA's in my hall are always there for me no matter what i need and will do whatever the have to to make my time in the dorm amazing!

    Academic Rigor

    As a biology major, the academics rigor is quite intense. but no one is left behind. the Learning Enhancement Center is ALWAYS open for help from fellow students who excel in any area you require. Professors are always willing to help, whether it be after or class or by appointment.

    Tips for prospective students

    This campus is perfect. Everything you need is within walking distance. Grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants are all less than a mile away. Rushing to class is not an issue here since all the halls and classrooms are relatively close to each other; wherever you park on campus, you can walk to any of your classes regardless of where they are located.

    In three sentences

    ULV is a small community where you will get to know everyone on campus. The teachers are very concerning when it comes to your education and you cannot not be noticed here. Everyone on campus cares about you; you are not just another student to the faculty and professors at the University of La Verne.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun, you can go to all the different events that the student government puts on each week, as well as all the athletic events. You can also play games in the campus center where they have game consoles as well as ping pong and foosball. There are also very many shops to explore as well as raging waters which is not far away.

    Food and Dining

    Davenport has a variety of foods. The meals are great and the deserts are even better. Students will not be disappointed with food here. Barbara's Place is also very good for those who like mexican food. It is safe to say you will probably spend most of your leo bucks eating at Barbs.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great experience. The resident associates make you feel like you are at home. You create a strong bond with the other residences on your floor as well as other in the entire building. You are able to build a strong community within the students.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of La Verne is set on teaching students what they need to know in their field of study as soon as they set foot in their first semester. There is not one day that goes by where you feel like you have not learned anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be to apply early, be prepared, and enjoy college.

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is a wonderful institution to attend. Students have the advantage of small class sizes, as well as building a community within the students. It is a home away from home for students who live on campus.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since this is a dry campus, there is no drinking allowed. But who says you need to drink and have fun? There are many clubs on campus to join

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is beautiful in so many ways. There are many opportunities so take advantage of them.

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is a nice and respectful school. There are many opportunities for all students. The teachers and environment is very comfortable.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Campus Activities Board (CAB), Greek Life, ASULV (Associated Students of University of La Verne), and the clubs on campus always have some fun activities planned. There are cool hangout places, only a block or two away from the Campus Center.

    Food and Dining

    ULV only has one dining hall. The food is good, but sometimes the food can be unsatisfactory. There are very rare days where the food is EXCELLENT. We also have Barbara's Place where you can use your Leo Dollars to buy snacks, Starbucks drinks, or other food choices. La Verne is a small city, however, on campus there are a few hole-in-the-wall places where students can eat. The prices are pretty reasonable. Any other food places are about a 25 minute walk from campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, especially for people who live a lengthy way from campus. It's also great when you want to attend the late night events on campus. However, you're great experience will depend on which residence hall you live in. Two residence halls don't have AC, two do. My residence hall (stu-han) is a wonderful place to live, but it doesn't have AC. It's your normal, everyday residence hall, but it can be terrible to live on the first floor because people are the second floor have horrendously loud footsteps.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and the classes you take will determine how difficult the classes are. Just like any other school, ULV strives for academic greatness. As a Communications Major, the work for my first semester was not that difficult. There was a lot of reading and writing of papers, but it wasn't terribly difficult.

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne is a great school, with many academic and non-academic opportunities for students. The fellow peers on campus are accepting and wonderful people. The academics are great and the social events are fun.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety was great, there was always someone at the office and there was a security person patrolling the parking lot.

    Greek Life

    I was not part of a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    I did not join any clubs, but I heard they were fun.

    Great for these types of students

    People who work full time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    When I attended, I was told that some of my undergrad coursed will be taken in consideration towards my MBA for some of the core courses.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in Ventura, such as movie theaters, mini golf, dining, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food was easy to find around the Ventura campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not attend the dorms, but I heard it was pretty good

    Academic Rigor

    We had to study and do assignments. Also, we had to do projects as a team and do at least one powerpoint presentation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your books and read at least one chapter before you start school.

    In three sentences

    It is a great University. I loved the program. It allowed me to be a part-time student.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Small. Accommodating. Beautiful.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Very much like my high school, they like to communicate through a rock in which they paint at least once a month with all the activities that are currently going on.

    Bang for the buck

    The professor are very comfortable to talk to and even though they are busy professor, they truly show they care and know you as a student.

    What to do for fun

    The campus always has activities to do especially after 10 p.m. Some activities include laser tagging, to midnight dodgeball playing, to even just watching a movie all together in the park. They also have things going on during lunch time and is very mindful of the commuters.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fairly good. Their cafe is definitely good. The breakfast is really good they are served by Bon Apetite.

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm here so I would not know but I know they have plasma tvs in the halls.

    Academic Rigor

    I truly believe this school is very rigorous in its academic standards. However, I would say that the music program is not as strong as all the other majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about not liking the food on campus. There is a quite a few restaurants right around the corner. This university makes is very possible to work while in school.

    In three sentences

    University of La Verne is a very diverse school that makes out of state students feel very comfortable. The university itself is fairly small and fits between a two-block radius. The worse thing of University of La Verne is parking but it is not half as bad as University of California State in Long Beach.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has cell phone advisories for any kind of safety issue and alerts me way in advance if there is going to be a drill or a problem has come up or by which I might be affected.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Founders Rock is my favorite tradition, but I have only been there for one semester. I am sure to learn about others as I go along. The Founders Rock gets repainted constantly and used as a billboard by the different groups on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I love the snack shop and all the quaint restaurants right off campus. Every kind of food, specialty coffee shops, and desserts at your disposal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with a group on campus, but don't spread yourself thin with more than one or two. Get good sleep in order to be at your mind's best for classes every day! As you read for your classes, use as many of your five senses as you can to gather the information into your mind. You will have better recall when you can use more senses to help bring the information back to the surface. (ex: take notes as you read, highlight with different markers and scented if possible, read out loud to yourself and into a recording device to play back during down time, snack on a certain fruit for a certain subject) Repetition is key for memory recall. Short-term memory becomes long-term memory with frequent and continuous repetition.

    In three sentences

    With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give University of La Verne's Student Services a 10 in opportunities for every student to be involved. I give the University a 10 in Adult Student/Nontraditional Student Services. I give the University a 10 in professor selection, as my professor's have been the best teachers in my college education to date!

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    if you feel scared campus safety will come to your rescue in heart beat

    Clubs and Activities

    more than 60 clubs on campus

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of events to go to and they are a lot of fun We have CAB (campus activities board) that put on really great events.

    Food and Dining

    very good but sometimes you just dont want it

    Dorm Life

    Fun to live in and great community.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get a good education and try during class this is a great school. If you want the easy way out and to slack off and not show up for class do not come to this school.

    In three sentences

    They have great teacher student relationships. Great in class and out of class activities that are fun. Hard to find parking and expensive but worth it.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always security going around, and if that is not enough, the campus is located right next to the La Verne city Police and Fire Departments.

    Greek Life

    I never have been interested in the Greek life myself, but I do have friends that have been and they all love it. It is a good way to network and make a lot of friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club fair every semester where all the clubs come out and have sign ups and information. There is also a page on ulv.edu that lists the different ones and gives you a little bit of information about them.

    Great for these types of students

    University of La Verne is great for all kinds of students, except for those that are lazy. Each professor takes their time to know who their students are and missing class is not an option. Most professors do take daily attendance and not attending class will hurt your grade.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There seems to be a lot of talk about deaths on campus> But I would say they are just stories of things that either happened a long time ago or just like myths told to scare other students. Founders Hall is a really old building where being alone at night is scary to be.

    Bang for the buck

    University of La Verne is expensive when comparing it to having gone to a state school, but the small classrooms and intimate environment is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Eating is always fun. The university clubs are never short on activities for the students whether they are during the day or late at night, there is always something to do. Also, there is a movie theater up the street.

    Food and Dining

    University of La Verne is located in old town La Verne where there is more than enough options of restaurant to choose to eat at. Both fancy and high end and cheap ones at a walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I did not and will not dorm here, but I have heard great things from friends who have.

    Academic Rigor

    The school itself academically is not easy, but if you are going to school because you expect it to be easy then you are probably not getting your money's worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was a transfer student into the University of La Verne, it was a hard transition from going to a school where you can get a class at almost any time of the day, to classes mostly only being offered in the mornings. Make sure you have an open work or life schedule that can accommodate your school.

    In three sentences

    University of La Verne has opened my eyes to a different kind of environment. One where people whether it's male or female students and staff will go out of their way to hold a door open for anyone, or skip their lunch breaks to help a student in need.

  • 04/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great! There is a police and fire station basically on campus. They just recently put in those blue emergency lights. And you can call campus safety any time if you feel unsafe and they will pick you up and bring you wherever you need to go

    Greek Life

    There are only 3-4 sororities and 2 frats. They arent very good or fun. Their parties are terrible and you have to pay

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous random clubs, some of which are very helpful for your major

    Great for these types of students

    Quiet Education-driven Commuters

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very pricey but there are a lot of ways that your money is being put to good use. Some classes go on field trips and they are paid for and they pay for all your food and everything

    What to do for fun

    This is the downside of La Verne. There is not a lot to do for fun. They have sororities and frats but no houses for them on campus. The sports teams usually throw some fun parties. The frats throw 'parties' that are more like dances and you have to pay and they are not fun at all. But the student life usually has events and there are a lot of free food trucks which are awesome.

    Food and Dining

    there are two main places to eat on campus. The cafeteria, which you should have a meal plan for (but you can pay like $5 to eat there) is generally really good, they have some bad days though. Its a buffet style so you can eat as much as you want once youre in. They have a grill which you can always get hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, etc. They have a featured dish in the buffet part, vegetarian items, and then usually another choice that is made in the middle grill. All the food is usually very healthy and fresh. They have a lot of options. At the cafe they have more options and you can either use dining dollars or real money and its very cheap. They also have a starbucks in the cafe. They have a burrito bar that is very similar to chipotle and they have daily specials which are really good

    Dorm Life

    There are 4 buildings you can live in. The two best ones are oaks and vista. Vista is a newer building that is mostly like apartments and you get your own bathroom to share with your roommate but you have to clean it yourself. Oaks is more of a community housing where everyone is very close. The rooms in oaks are usually the biggest and they are very big and pretty nice. The bathrooms are okay. The lounge area is nice and has a huge flatscreen TV with cable and everything. There are no stoves or ovens in oaks which is the only downside but there is a full kitchen in vista

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the general ed classes are really easy to the point of being a joke. But the upper level classes and classes for your major are usually more rigorous and challenging. Not anything impossible of course. Ive heard a lot of the econ classes are really stupid because of the teachers, but most are an easy A.

    Tips for prospective students

    If youre looking for a party school, La Verne is not one There are clubs and soroties/frats you can join though Dont let the price of the school scare you, they give pretty good financial aid The class sizes are really good so you learn more The teachers care a lot, meaning they also dont like you to miss class, it affects your grade

    In three sentences

    La Verne is a very small, quiet campus that is mostly commuters but the housing on campus is really nice. The social life is not very active but the class sizes are small so youre getting a better education and more one-on-one help if you need it. The food on campus is usually pretty good, theres only the one cafeteria and cafe and there are other restaurants along the street as well as more food up the street.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety responds very quickly and it helps students feel very secure on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs, there is bound to be one that suits your interests.

    Food and Dining

    Campus dining can get a bit tiring after a while but there are many other places around the area that one can go eat at.

    Dorm Life

    I was a resident student and I think that dorming is a great experience for at least one year. I think that there are not enough bathroom and shower stalls in dorm buildings but the overall environment is very laid back and relaxing.

    Academic Rigor

    It's just like any other college, you must take responsibility for your learning and take the initiative to excel in classes.

    In three sentences

    University of La Verne offers great class sizes and wonderful professors that make the college experience enjoyable. Although it is a bit pricey, it is still a good choice for quality education. The area surrounding the university is very quiet and students feel very secure with great campus safety.

  • 06/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school is very safe. Campus safety is happy to assist or escort students if it's late at night or whenever really if they don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greeks are put under a telescope. Greek life is not the same as it would be at other schools. It is more philanthropy based.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs tend to be small, mainly because the population is smaller but most clubs have a lot of opportunities to host events.

    Great for these types of students

    Locals, Students who need one on one communication and access with faculty.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really aren't any, as far as I am aware.

    Bang for the buck

    You really do get quality, one on one education and have many opportunities that benefit students.

    What to do for fun

    CAB & ASULV always host on campus events. Greek life is a way to get social and be a part of philanthropic activities.

    Food and Dining

    Davenport is average. I appreciate the fact that there is food, but a lot of the students tend to complain about the quality of food. My only concern is with the consistency of the food. Some days the chicken is dry, some days it is seasoned and other days it is greasy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are convenient. It takes maybe 5 minutes to get from your dorm room to your class room. The facilities have improved and Housing provides beneficial programming tailored to residents.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors have expectations and because of small class sizes, it's easy to stand out. So when you put in the effort and take advantage of learning, you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really consider the price Be prepared to choose a major ASAP and don't take classes you likely won't need. Listen to you academic adviser(s) they know more than friends do

    In three sentences

    The University of La Verne provides quality education at an expensive price. Students get what they pay for though, with access to many helpful resources and facilities. The city and campus are both beautiful, quaint and safe.