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The University of La Verne

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeC
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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He cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: Dec 07 2010
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
I went to ULV and double majored in Broadcasting (television emphasis), and Business Administration. Both programs were well defined and the path clearly layed out. I made many important professional and lifelong educational contacts. I always found that the faculty would bend over backward to help and assist in any way possible. The goal around learning always centered around understanding of concepts and "big picture" views. The school requires you to take "Core" classes, which help develop your world view. At first I thought this was stupid, but in retrospect appreciate that I was exposed to education and activities that I otherwise would not through any other institution. I worked full-time while attending so cannot rate social life accurately (I had none at the time). The school is in beautiful La Verne with a "small town" setting… 45 minutes from mountains, beach or downtown LA. This is not a party school. Since the campus is over 100 years old, you really have to appreciate old architecture and old fixtures, doors, bathrooms etc… visit Founders Hall to get an example. However, I wouldn't have traded it for even the most modern facility… it felt historic and important learning there. I saw 5 negative comments vs 100 positive on this site. Although I can't defend or deny those experiences all I can tell you is that the school is private and more expensive than others. In my opinion it is worth every penny. Your ability to pay your loan back in this economy depends solely on your ability to be competitive and flexible. Also if you plan on being a high school teacher, you will make (probably) the same amount whether you went to La Verne, Cal State or Harvard. You are paying for the opportunity and experience, 12:1 faculty to student ratio, very high faculty accessibility. Average class size was about 15, typically no more than about 20 students per class… some classes as low as 4-5 students. There is a high degree of accountability, because you are not 1 student in a sea of people your actions and work is very visible to faculty. I have found that my degree is highly respected among the local (Southern California)business community and has opened the door to many great opportunities.
responseThis school and its surrounding town looks and smells like shit.

Please, comparing Harvard to La Verne? All the brilliant and rich kids go to Harvard. The stupid, ugly, and jealous kids go to La Verne.

responseAt that fool who responded above me. We all know you did not attend Harvard because you don't even know how to read and you have to be ugly.
responseWho said they got into Harvard? If any of us were truly smart, great looking, and could afford at least an average institution, we wouldn't be at ULV. About not knowing how to read, it's not like the professors know anything themselves or they wouldn't be here either.
responseOf course I didn't attend Harvard or else I wouldn't be reviewing La Verne and warning potential students of how bad La Verne is. I hope the potential students go to a fancy school where they get the good education and a real college experience that I was deprived of at La Verne. As for appearances, you're probably nothing much or else you wouldn't be at La Verne. Hey, at least I'm honest when I say that none of us are impressive or we wouldn't be at La Verne.
responseYou can go to a community college for a fraction of the cost and get the same education there. In fact, the community colleges in the area give a better education across the board.
commentAll of the bad things that you read on this website are exactly what students here talk about before, during, and after classes. They commonly say that this school was their last choice and where they wish they would go to instead. I have knowledge of how teachers here have mentioned that this school was their last place of employment. The teachers constantly say where they would rather teach instead of here.
commentThis university is a worth less than a piece of shit.
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