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The University of La Verne

How this student rated the school
Research QualityF Research AvailabilityF
Research FundingF Graduate PoliticsF
Errand RunnersF Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]F Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessF Education QualityB
Faculty AccessibilityB+ Useful ResearchF
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingB-
Surrounding CityF Social Life/EnvironmentF
"Individual" treatmentA FriendlinessA
SafetyA Campus BeautyA
Campus MaintenanceA University Resource/spendingB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Self Absorbed

Lowest Rating
Research Quality
Highest Rating
"Individual" treatment
He cares more about Research Availability than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
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 :)

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