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University of the West
University of the West 1409 N Walnut Grove Ave Rosemead, CA 91770 Phone: (626) 571-8811 x119
  • General Information
    About University of the West

    University of the West is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, certificate and continuing education programs consistent with the educational mission of California higher education degree-granting institutions. Since February 16, 2006, it is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law of the State of California, University of the West is not conducted for the private gain of any individual or institution. The mission of University of the West is to: 1. Provide a ‘whole person’ education in a context informed by Buddhist wisdom and values; and 2. Facilitate cultural understanding and appreciation between East and West. A highly qualified faculty and a supportive and physically attractive learning environment are provided so that students can master a body of knowledge, acquire analytical and creative problem-solving and learning skills, cultivate moral and cultural discernment and develop personal and social responsibility.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • None
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 55%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 351
    Native American 3
    Asian 66
    African American 11
    Hispanic 5
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 43
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 60

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