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About University of the West

University of the West is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Rosemead, California. University of the West was founded in 1991 and now enrolls around 358 students a year, including 106 undergrads.

University of the West offers housing for up to 184 students. Most students live off campus,.

The institution spends around $6,877 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 10 University of the West undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 University of the West Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 2.4
Tuition $14,490

2022 University of the West Regular Decision Application Deadline

June 15 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by July 15.

Early Admission at University of the West

University of the West does not offer early decision or early action.

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2017 Acceptance Rate for University of the West

It is slightly difficult to get into University of the West. Around 85% of applicants get into University of the West each year. Out of 235 applications received in 2021, 200 students were offered admission.

University of the West Waitlist 2021

University of the West reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of the West?

University of the West is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of the West, applicants must submit the following items.

University of the West Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

University of the West Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of the West.

Does University of the West Require Test Scores?

University of the West does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at University of the West

Yes! University of the West provides on-campus housing for up to 184 students.

University of the West students are active in the school's Buddhawest Club, Music Club and Explorer Club.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of the West.

Financial Aid at University of the West

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of the West a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of the West

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of the West, around 83% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2 students who started at University of the West as first-time freshman, 1 graduate within four years.

University of the West's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 50%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of the West Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 0% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Based on this information, how does University of the West sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of the West a good school for you?

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Where is University of the West?

University of the West is located in the suburban setting of Rosemead, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles and Pasadena and Long Beach.

If you want to see University of the West for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take CA -60, I-10, I-605 to Rosemead, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of the West and Rosemead are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1409 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of the West Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of the West is Jun 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of the West is Jun 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at University of the West is like? There are approximately 358 students enrolled at University of the West, including 106 undergraduate students and 252 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from CA and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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