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University of La Verne

La Verne, CAwww.laverne.edu/
The University of La Verne, situated about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, is a well-respected and selective private school. Though it's fairly expensive, almost all La Verne students receive some type of grant or scholarship. Most of the students hail from California. Of La Verne's 8,500 students (including grad students and part-time and online learners), there are about 2,800 undergraduates. Liberal studies and social sciences are among the most popular undergraduate programs. There are about 60 majors that lead to a bachelor's degree, grouped into art and sciences, business and public management, and education and organizational leadership. Qualified students are eligible for the interdisciplinary honors program, which combines different academic areas into a single curriculum. Community service is important at La Verne, where all undergraduates must fulfill a modest community service requirement: 20 hours spent assisting a service organization. In addition, students can participate in the school's summer service program, which partners with state and local nonprofit organizations. There are several fraternities and sororities on campus and more than 60 groups and clubs, which all jockey -- albeit through a formal scheduling process -- to paint their announcements on a coveted rock near the center of campus. About 30% of all undergraduates participate in the school's intercollegiate NCAA Division III athletics teams, known as the Leopards or the Leos.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$61,300
% of students who get any grants
75%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$23,900
Average price for low-income students
$15,800
admissions
Acceptance rate
48%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1030/23
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
6,653
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
66%
% of need met
46%
% of students who get merit* grants
14%
Average merit grant
$21,784
student success
Graduation rate
66%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$25,000
Average salary within 3 years
$47,200
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
30%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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