The University of La Verne is a private doctoral research university in La Verne, California (about 35 miles east of Los Angeles), founded in 1891. The university is composed of the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Public Management, College of Education and Organizational Leadership, College of Law, the School of Continuing Education, and a regional campus administration.
The university offers a full spectrum of degrees, including bachelor, master, doctoral, and first-professional.
The University of La Verne was founded in 1891 as Lordsburg College by members of the Church of the Brethren. Both the surrounding agricultural community and the College were renamed La Verne in 1917. The College reorganized in 1977 as the University of La Verne. At present, the structure of the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the College of Education, the College of Law, and Regional Campuses.
The school conferred its first master's degree in 1965 and began an adult education program in 1969. ULV awarded its first doctorate in 1979. In 1981, the University founded a campus in Orange County and has since opened campuses throughout southern California.
The University of La Verne is an independent, nonsectarian and non-profit institution.
In January 2007, university President Steve Morgan announced that ULV had raised more than $33 million toward its five-year Building on Excellence Campaign, which runs from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2008.
The goals of the advancement initiative include:
Part of the funds secured during the campaign's initial two years includes the $17.8 million raised as part of the $21 million Campus Center Project.
The Campus Center Project features construction of the Sara & Michael Abraham Campus Center (student union building offering classrooms, office space, cafe, mail room and conference rooms), creation of the Frank & Nadine Johnson Family Plaza, and renovation of the Sports Science & Athletics Pavilion (formerly known as the "Super Tents").
District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) honored President Morgan with its Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award in 2006 for his efforts in this campaign.
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At a time when American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools nationwide are experiencing an average 3.4% decrease in applications for admission over last year, University of La Verne College of Law reports a 208% increase in its application rate, more than doubling its application intake over the past twelve months. Only one other law school in the nation experienced an increase of 100% or more in its application rate.
ULV offers 19 intercollegiate athletic teams -- 10 sports for men and nine for women. The ULV Leopards are a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and compete at the NCAA Division III level.
ULV has captured numerous SCIAC Championships, and has claimed NCAA team titles in baseball and women's volleyball. La Verne boasts quality training facilities including an all-weather track and weight room. The new ULV Swimming Complex serves as the home for swimming and water polo.
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