The University of La Verne



About La Verne
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university located in La Verne, California, United States, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Founded in 1891, the university is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, the College of Law, eight regional campuses throughout Southern California, and robust online offerings. Scholastic opportunities abound, thanks to more than 50 undergraduate programs, more than 20 master’s degrees, four doctorates, and six credential programs.

Across all of the colleges, La Verne’s more than 7,000 traditional age and adult learners help make the university one of the most diverse universities in the nation. Nearly half of the traditional undergraduates are first-generation students – the first in their immediate families to attend college. More than 70 percent of University of La Verne students receive some form of financial aid.

The university is also a pioneer in adult education, offering specialized programs for adult learners at the La Verne and regional campuses.

University of La Verne is dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering community engagement, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. Along with encouraging diversity, the university focuses on the individual as evidenced by its small class sizes. Professors are personally engaged and committed to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.

University Mission 
The University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of traditional-age, adult, and graduate learners, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to life-long learning across the liberal arts and professional programs.

Core Values of the University of La Verne 

  • Ethical Reasoning: The university affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity, and the health of the planet and its people. Students are reflective about personal, professional, and societal values that support professional and social responsibility.
  • Diversity and Inclusivity: The university supports a diverse and inclusive environment where students recognize and benefit from the life experiences and viewpoints of other students, faculty, and staff.
  • Lifelong Learning: The university promotes intellectual curiosity and the importance of lifelong learning. It teaches students how to learn, to think critically, to be capable of original research, and to access and integrate information to prepare them for continued personal and professional growth.
  • Civic and Community Engagement: The university asserts a commitment to improving and enhancing local, regional, and global communities.
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Greetings Everyone,
My name is Francisco Baldivia and I participated in the course titled The La Verne Experience (LVE 305) for Fall Semester 2023 (2nd Session). As the community engagement requirement for the course, I volunteered twenty hours of Community Service at a Community Partner in the City of San Bernardino called Mary's Mercy Center (Mary's Table - Soup Kitchen) My volunteer duties included conducting food preparation in the kitchen for meals to be served to economically challenged/homeless residents of the city, serving of meals, and assisting staff with receiving and unloading food and clothing donations from various organizations and religious ministries.
This was a very humbling and enriching experience for me to say the least, and I received tremendous personal reward from knowing I help contribute to providing and feeding the less fortunate with meals to help them in need. I highly recommend anyone looking to be involved with the community in this capacity to visit this organization. The staff is friendly and encouraging.


Francisco Baldivia
Thanks Savannah!
Hello everyone my name is Savannah McDonald I took a class at ULV online and I had to do 15 hours of community service. I decided to do my community service at both a hospital and a long term care facility. I also decided to do cute greeting cards for the senior citizens community at the facility. Lastly I also decided to paint some rocks with pictures and a positive note on them and hand them out to random people. The people that I chose to hand the rocks to looked like they were having a bad day or stressed day. If you want to give back to the community and help you can volunteer at Good Samaritian Hospital PIH in Downtown LA, Ca and at Covina Rehabilitation Center in Covina, Ca. Give back to the community it really does have you feeling great!