The University of La Verne was founded in 1891 as Lordsburg College by members of the Church of the Brethren. Historically, the Brethren are considered a “peace church” like the Quakers or Mennonites, and slots on the Board of Trustees are still held for Brethren members.
University of La Verne is recognized among the country’s leading schools. University of La Verne is Tier 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings and fourth in the country for social mobility. The Los Angeles Business Journal ranks the College of Business and Public Management MBA program as fourth largest in Los Angeles County for student enrollment and degrees awarded.
The University affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity and the health of the planet and its people. Students are reflective about personal, professional, and societal values that support professional and social responsibility.The University supports a diverse and inclusive environment where students recognize and benefit from the life experiences and viewpoints of other students, faculty and staff.
Communication is an essential element of the human experience. At every level–from one-to-one interaction to public speaking contexts involving thousands–it is communication that creates the point of connection between human beings. Communication skills are essential to personal, academic, and professional success. In particular, those who acquire good communication skills have brighter career prospects, given that employers continually identify the ability to communicate well as a key factor in decisions about hiring, as well as promotion and advancement.
The Office of Student Life encourages students to become involved and engaged at the University of La Verne. It is a great way to enhance and develop interpersonal and leadership skills, intensify critical thinking through programming, dialogue, and/or discussion and a great way to become acquainted with others who are interested in similar ideals and activities.
Consistent with our core values of diversity and inclusivity, it is the policy of the University of La Verne to provide a reasonable accommodation based on a person’s sincerely held religious belief. A reasonable accommodation is one that does not conflict with reasonably necessary University goals. The person requesting the accommodation is obligated to make the University aware of the need for a religious accommodation as soon as possible and in advance of the need for the accommodation.
The University of La Verne’s Wilson Library offers a variety of research resources for both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to books and research journals that are available in both print and digital formats, the library also has collections of DVDs, streaming media, and more.
Wi-Fi Internet access is available at all Residence Halls. Wireless network access is available to all University of La Verne students in several buildings and outdoor areas on main campus as well as regional campuses. Computers that connect to the wireless network will be scanned by our Network Admission Control System before access to the Internet is allowed.
You must use the services of the Health Center during their hours of operation where treatment will be administered, or a referral issued.
The University’s main campus is located on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, some 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Its 38-acre campus is located in the City of La Verne’s historic Old Town district.
Clubs and organizations are an integral part of the Office of Student Life at the University of La Verne. They exist to provide students with an opportunity to engage in a positive collegiate community through co-curricular activity.
The University of La Verne College of Law has been fully approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association effective March 14, 2016. The Section of Legal Education may be contacted at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 or by phone at (312) 988-6738.
The University of La Verne College of Law is accredited by the State Bar of California.
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