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University of the West

Rosemead, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1409 Walnut Grove Ave

Rosemead, CA 91770-3709

www.uwest.edu

Admission Office

1409 North Walnut Grove Avenue

Rosemead, CA 91770

(626) 571-8811

Fax : (626) 571-1413

admission@uwest.edu

Contact : Steven Hong

Director of Enrollment & Student Outreach

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Humanistic Buddhism

College Board Code: null

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 142

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 8

In-State Tuition : $16,628.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $16,628.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Partnership with Hsi Lai Temple

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jun 1

SAT subject score report due : Jun 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 83.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Liberal Arts : 46.0%
Business/Marketing : 23.0%
English : 15.0%
Psychology : 15.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business Statistics M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Financial Mathematics M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies D M

Psychology
Family Psychology M
Psychology, General B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Student-Designed Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Internships

Double Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Saturday Classes

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Computer Services

45 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : Meditation room

Geographic Location : 10 miles from Pasadena, 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 142

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 8

Degree-seeking undergrads : 140

Graduate enrollment : 131

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 22

Part Time students : 6.0%

Percentage of males : 39.0%

Percentage of females : 61.0%

Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 1.0%

Black African American : 1.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 34.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 9.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 47.0%

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 15.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 15.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Counseling And Wellness

Financial aid counseling

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Personal counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Pre-admission summer program

Study skills assistance

Reduced course load

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Enrolled : 8

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Considered

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

SAT scores are not required for admission, however a score does help in consideration for admission and for determination of scholarship awards.

A note from the college

Undergraduate admission decisions are based upon transcript review and department recommendation. Graduate admission decisions are based upon program-specific criteria. All qualified applicants are reviewed, and no standardized test scores are required.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 17.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 16.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 50.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: You may also be eligible for Advanced Placement (AP) credit. To qualify for credit you must have passed an applicable AP course with a grade of C or above and passed the corresponding AP exam with a score of at least 3. Let your Admissions Advisor know if you have completed any AP courses and exams. You will be required to submit an official score report from College Board in addition to your official high school transcript. If your high school transcript includes AP exam results, you do not need to submit the College Board score report. The Department Chair will determine if the AP coursework is applicable to the program you have entering.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

Calculus AB

3

3

--

All

Calculus BC

3

3

--

All

Chemistry

3

3

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

BUS 202 Macroeconomics

All

Microeconomics

3

3

BUS 201 Microeconomics

All

Music Aural Subscore

3

3

--

All

Music Theory

3

3

--

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

All

Physics 2

3

3

--

All

Physics B

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYCH 100 Intro to Western Psychology

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

Statistics

3

--

MATH 212 Statistics

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Lezli Fang

Financial aid office phone : (626) 571-8811

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $522.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Scholarship Opportunities

Lotus Scholarship: up to $10,000 per year depending on academic merits and financial need. President's Fellowship: full-tuition award. Dean's Fellowship: half-tuition award. Campus Life Leadership Fellowship: full tuition and room and board award plus $1,000 scholarship. Campus Life Assistance Fellowship: full room and board award plus $1,000 scholarship. UWest Scholarship: $1,000 to $2,000 per academic year. Drs. Allen and Lily Huang Student Leadership Award: $2,000, one award each year. Lotus Scholarships: $10,000 or $5,000 per year.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Religious Affiliation

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$16,628.00

$16,628.00

$16,628.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$16,628.00

$16,628.00

$16,628.00

Room and board:

$8,396.00

$8,780.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,010.00

$4,184.00

$4,184.00

Transportation expenses:

$324.00

$858.00

$858.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$29,438.00

$31,530.00

$22,750.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$29,438.00

$31,530.00

$22,750.00

Important cost information from the school: University of the West will not be providing board for Fall 2020.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $100.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $16,628.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $8,396.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $8,780.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $522.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 70

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 69

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser