University of La Verne Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
The University of La Verne is a wonderful, quint, highly-regarded educational institution located in La Verne, California. I was a collegiate tennis player there, and graduated with honors. The average class size is that of 30, which leaves a lot of room to interact with the professors, ask questions, and pick their brain on concepts. The staff are all extremely helpful, especially when it comes to graduating. I had an excellent experience at the university, and I know that you will too!
Overall, the University of La Verne is a great learning institution. Although it is diverse when it comes to ethnicity, the university does not offer programs that match that diversity. There are very few majors that focus on the different ethnic groups in the university and a very small multicultural center. However, the university's staff and faculty do everything in their power in order to guarantee student success. The sociology department was always very open and students were allowed to express their opinions without fear or persecution. The student clubs and organizations were also very open to help students feel comfortable on campus. The university also held various events to ensure that the students' mental health was priority. I am a very proud graduate of ULV and would recommend applying for graduating seniors and transferstudents.
Being able to use the University of La Verne's satellite on-base campuses has been extremely beneficial to my future endeavors. The Universities Core Values sre exemplified through their instructors and curriculum! Highly recommended for all degrees!
My college experience and degree program was good. The campus is small, which makes it easy to go from one class to another. Not to mention that the police department is located right on the campus, which adds security and peace of mind. The professors in both departments were accessible to the students. The professors all possess the knowledge of the subject they teach.The classes are small, which makes it easy to interact with the professor as well as the students. There are many clubs and activities that students can be part of.
Your experience at the University of La Verne will vary depending on the extra curricular activities you decide to participate in. Being in a sport at the school is very demanding; sometimes I had more hours of practice than class. Although time consuming, the friends you make are lifelong. I study Kinesiology at the school, there are 2 pathways- athletic training and a general kinesiology for those who want to become P.As, P.Ts, etc. I'm in the general pathway but regret it deeply. The athletic training pathway is a much more rigorous and much more in depth learning of the human body; for those who want to do physical therapy I would highly recommend taking the athletic training path to better prepare you for graduate school.
I have done very well in my career. As with any post graduate career market I had to work hard but I learned that at ULV. I really enjoyed the smaller classes and the real interaction I had with teachers. I had to learn how to think critically and be a good writer and orator. I had to learn how to develop thoughts and opinions and defend them. I was in the Political Science department and I benefited from some great seminar classes that encouraged lots of discussion and review of text. Now almost 15 years later I make a six figure income in a field that many told me would not pay off. Where ULV does need improvement is the alumni network. It is small and weak. In my opinion its great if you want to be a teacher to be in the ULV network but that's about it. I wish there was more robust recruiting for all majors, internships and job placements. I have NO contacts from ULV that helped me in my career search that I had to do all on my own.
Small school in which your experience is what you make of it. The more active you are with your professors and around campus, the more you will feel that you are getting out of your tuition paid.
Attending the University of La Verne was one of the best career choices I have ever made. I loved the school's community. The school's admissions, and counseling offices are superbly organized, supporting and knowledgeable and hassle free for students to contact at any time. The professors are highly qualified professionals who really take the time to get to know the students individually. The professors mentor the students well as they draw on your strengths while collaborating with classmates to build leadership skills. This is a school that will challenge and support you to take you to new levels in your field. You can expect a lot of group work, individual power point presentation and professional APA research reports along with real life examples, observations and expertise. The skills I learned during the program improved my performance as a teacher imminently after each class, even teachers who had their BS degree from other colleges lacked some of the skills I was acquiring from ULV, particularly with knowledge of assessment tools. Before I became a ULV alumni I never aspired to get a degree beyond my B.S. in E.C.E. My experience at the University of La Verne has empowered me to achieve my M.A. E.C.E. at Pacific Oaks College and I am currently seeking admission in a doctoral program. ULV sets the bar for high standards of a college education I missed attending ULV when I was working on my MA degree at POC simply because it was not nearly as organized or personalized as the University of La Verne was.
The teachers really care about their students. They will do anything to see you succeed if you are willing to put in the work. I loved the small class sizes because I was able to get to know all the students in the class as well as the teacher on a first name basis. I would highly recommend the Accounting program because the teachers are all amazing, and I learned so much from every class.
I owe everything to ULV. It's the place where I learned and grew and accomplished far more than I ever thought I was capable of. The entire Communications department at the university was where I discovered my passions and talents, and developed my skills in every aspect of media and communications. It's where I made the connections that led me to my first internship, which eventually turned into my first job right after I graduated. I'm definitely a Leo For Life, and I am forever grateful for every experience I had at ULV. It has something for everyone, and it's the perfect place for you to learn, grow, and have fun while simultaneously preparing yourself for life after college.