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The University of La Verne

Total Grad Surveys 10
Females 2
Males 8
Avg years at University 1.7
Research Quality A (9.0)
Research Availability A (9.1)
Research Funding A (9.0)
Graduate Politics A (9.0)
Not Errand Runners A (8.9)
Degree Completion A (9.4)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] A- (8.6)
Sufficient Pay A (9.0)
Competitiveness A (8.9)
Education Quality A (9.1)
Faculty Accessibility A (9.3)
Useful Research A (9.0)
"Individual" treatment A (9.0)
Friendliness A (9.0)
Safety B+ (7.9)
Campus Beauty A+ (9.7)
Campus Maintenance A (9.5)
University Spending A (9.2)
Extracurriculars A- (8.7)
Scholastic Success A (9.2)
Surrounding City A- (8.4)
Social Life/ Environment A- (8.1)
Campus BeautyA+
School is a goodMay 18 2011Business - Management and Administration
School is a good place to get your degree. professors are highly professional. admission need more development. I do not like to be treated as a number in their records.
As a graduate of ULV's MBA program, INov 04 2010Business - Management and Administration
As a graduate of ULV's MBA program, I am proud to say that it has opened many doors for me in my career. Immediately after graduating I was promoted at my job. Soon after, I was offered executive management positions with other employers. I found the quality and value of the program to be superb. The student/faculty interaction was wonderful and I continue to speak with my fellow alumni and even my professors on a regular basis.I originally was enrolled in USC's MBA Program (Marshall School of Business). However, after my employer discontinued education reimbursements I could no longer afford USC. Comparing both programs, I found the quality of education better at ULV in many aspects, particularly the ability to have a personal interaction with the professors. At USC that was impossible to do. I realized at USC that you are simply paying for the "brand" or the "network" but the quality is no better. In addition, to continue being part of the alumni network requires you to regularly donate thousands of dollars to USC. In a fair comparison of both schools, I would say that it really comes down to what you make of the education you receieve in your MBA program.
Research Topic(s): Economic Stimulus Impacts on the Economy
I'm not really sure who will be readingAug 31 2010Business - Management and Administration
I'm not really sure who will be reading this review and maybe you will find your MBA experience was better then mine or maybe worse but here's how I feel.

I'm in my early twenties, and have an undergrad in Business Management and not much work experience. I found this school randomly because I wanted to move to LA and it was a one year program. I got accepted without a GMAT score (which seemed a bit strange because almost all MBA programs require one, mine was low so I was happy), my GPA was 3.3 and I wrote a great essay. First day of class 95% of my small 15 people class were Asian fresh from Taiwan and spoke with a very broken English. Im not from the US, but found my English to be above and beyond what my fellow students were capable of. Same thing persisted throughout the following two semesters. At one point everyone, including the teacher were Asian and I felt extremely alienated as my fellow classmates acted arrogant as I tried to form a group with some of them. So the lack of diversity was a huge MINUS for me.

When I got past the "diversity" issue (I still don't get why most students are from Taiwan or other Asian countries), the classes for the most part were extremely easy, especially since I spoke English well and was an undergrad in Business Management. At times the 4hour classes seemed unbearable, boring and full of busywork where I was mostly stuck correcting my classmate's spelling and grammar mistakes and in some cases even doing work for them. So the easy classes, although a waste of time, could be seen as a PLUS. The ease of entry into the program is also a PLUS. The cost of the program, around $25,000 for the year is I guess a PLUS, however I was not awarded any scholarships because this is a graduate program.

So if you are of American or of non-Asian descent you will probably feel out of place from time to time and won't exactly make that many close friends. The classes will be easy but be prepared to bring a laptop with you to class. Oh and the city of La Verne and surrounding areas are extremely boring if you are in your mid twenties and looking to go out once in a while you won't find much to do here. Again, the area also lacks in diversity, as you might have guessed it most people around the area are of Asian descent. Not saying that's a bad thing at all, but for someone who is not Asian and new to the area that might be a buzz kill.Hope this helps because I wish I saw a review like this before I applied :)

I absolutely love thisAug 09 2010Business - Management and Administration
I absolutely love this place. All the instructors really care and the students are so friendly. The experience here is totally amazing.
Jun 07 2010Business - Management and Administration
One of the best universities I have attended....hands down.Please check the rankings in U.S. News and Forbes.
Research Topic(s): Healthcare In the Future
OK,Aug 05 2008Business - Management and Administration
OK, Know my kids asked me where I think they should go and I just told them if they are just starting out they should go were they can get connected with the right people.

Employer and so on.
Laverne MBA was ok for me because I already have a career. (General Manager
But I hope ULV MBA by now will notice that
The brochures that they send out to potential students are just ugly:

2. graphics
Just the whole presentation s_cks
Worse, their website looks like it was done by elementary school students
Thank GOD I did not take marketing in that school.
I know I am little bit rude for writing all this but I have 15 years of Business experience and if ULV wants their students to compete in today’s Hi-tech world. They have to at east look like they are equipped with it.

Recieved my MOct 21 2007Education
Recieved my M.Ed. and my Single Subject Teaching Credential from the Distance learning cluster format. After working in my field for a few years I can honestly say that the education I recieved at La Verne is far superior to any CA State University or UC program. I know many teachers that went through a state school and they don't know anything!
Research Topic(s): A Better Benchmark
Jun 20 2006Other
This survey is not applicable! I am in law school.
I am a graduate student with the LaMay 21 2006Business - Management and Administration
I am a graduate student with the La Verne, Vandenberg AFB campus and I couldn't be happier. The quality of the faculty so far has been very high for an MBA program. Real-knowledge and life experiences make of the professors a real source to tap from. There are retired military commanders, CPAs, business entrepreneurs, and so on. I work during the day and take evening and on-line classes, and it fits my schedule perfectly. I am soon leaving the enlisted military and entering Law School. This MBA will be a nice addition. This is the perfect university for working adult professionals, the main campus may not be ideal for undergraduate studies as it is quite remote. Final point, this university has been a great opportunity for me and can really make a difference in one's life for the best!
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