University of La Verne
La Verne, CA, USA

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University of La Verne
3.73 Average Rating

Current Student from Los Angeles, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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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.
Academic Rigor
It's just like any other college, you must take responsibility for your learning and take the initiative to excel in classes.
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.
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.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs, there is bound to be one that suits your interests.
Campus Safety
Campus Safety responds very quickly and it helps students feel very secure on campus.
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Karina from Oceanside, CA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Its small and easy to get around. The campus is lovely and they keep improving it. The dorms are also nice.
Tips for prospective students
Don't procrastinate! nd ask for help if you need it.
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.
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 .
Food and Dining
The cafe is really good!
Bang for the buck
It is a little pricey but the small classroom sizes make up for it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The rock that they paint over was amazing. It,s more paint that rock.
Campus Safety
I read on their website that the crime rate on the campus is virtually nonexistent.
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La Verne Student

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Kyle from Baldwin Park, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Food and Dining
The food is very good since they have a buffet style food court.
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.
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Hassan from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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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.
Tips for prospective students
Highschool is different than college, aim for high grades and do not get left behide.
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.
Dorm Life
I do not live on campus but i heard they have a bunch of night activities during the week for the residents
Food and Dining
food is amazing, healthy, cheap.
What to do for fun
for fun i get involved with the clubs they offer and hangout with friends
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Nayeli from Corona, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
The university is great for determined students who want to get the best out of their education.
Campus Safety
Fire department and police department is located right in front of the University, so you can feel completely safe.
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RR from Duarte, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Korynn from LA Puente, CA

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Oseas from Compton, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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
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!
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
Great for these types of students
Motivation for Academics,
Love small campuses
Have a lot of SPIRIT
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Abril from Riverside, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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 :)
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!!
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