United States, California

The University of La Verna is a private non-profit university located in La Verna, California, approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The university was founded in 1891 and consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Administration, the Lafitela School of Education, the School of Law, the eight regional campuses of Southern California, and a strong online curriculum. With 55 undergraduate programs, 19 master's degrees, 4 doctoral degrees, and 8 certificate programs, academic opportunities abound. The university is also a pioneer in adult education, offering specialized courses for adult learners on major and regional campuses. The University of La Verne will be recognized nationwide for its rich and relevant educational experience, which will prepare students for greater achievements. The university provides unique and relevant educational experiences for traditional-age, adult, and graduate learners of different ages, preparing them for a successful career, and is committed to lifelong learning in liberal arts and professional courses.

Campus Life

The university has expanded its influence throughout Southern California by establishing regional campuses, cooperating with community colleges and the military, and cooperating with businesses and public institutions to provide education to those in need when needed. Today, La Verne has its own bases in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino counties, working with students from these areas to obtain bachelor's, masters, and doctorate degrees. The university offers the benefits and safety of a small suburban town environment, as well as the benefits and opportunities of living near large cities. The university provides 65 student clubs, 18 male and female tertiary sports, fraternities, and societies, student unions, student newspapers, ULV radio, and television stations, and three campus art galleries.

Noted Alumni

Some of the well-known alumni of the University of La Verne are Art Acevedo the Houston Police Department Chief of Police, Joseph Ashton an American film and voice actor, a Pitcher Chicago Bandits, and Writer for Food Network Arleena DeLaCruz, an Author and Christian pacifist Vernard Eller, Professional skateboarder and attorney Phil Esbenshade, Democratic member of the California State Assembly Roger Hernandez, David Hollinger a History professor at UC Berkeley, author, former President of Organization of American Historians, Darren Kavinoky the Motivational Speaker, Larry Kennan the Executive director of the NFL Coaches Association, Mike Morrell the Republican member of the California State Assembly, Assistant head coach of University of Kentucky football team Steve Ortmayer, and Founder and CEO of the Academy of Business Leadership Anna Ouroumian.