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University of the West Student Life

University of the West is on a 10-acre campus in a suburban setting in Rosemead, California, not far from Los Angeles and Pasadena and Long Beach.

University of the West does not have fraternities or sororities.

University of the West has a thriving Buddhawest Club. In fact, more students participate in Buddhawest Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of the West include Music Club, Explorer Club, Badminton Club and Chaplaincy Club.

University of the West students' favorite campus events are Opening BBQ, Christmas Holiday Celebration.

University of the West Housing

University of the West offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of the West students live off campus. In 2021, 36% of undergrads at University of the West lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 64% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of the West. There are 184 spots available in on-campus housing for all 106 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 56 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 32% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of the West offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is University of the West Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of the West is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of the West campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to University of the West

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to University of the West, take CA -60, I-10, I-605 to Rosemead, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Los Angeles International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of the West's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

University of the West Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

93%

Full Time

7%

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

45%

37%

8%

6%

2%

2%

1%

Graduate Students

252

Undergraduate Students

106

Non-Resident / International Students

39

University of the West Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

358

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,440

Out-of-State

$15,440

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 15
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