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University of West Los Angeles: Narrative Description


1155 West Arbor Vitae St.
Inglewood, CA 90301-2902
Tel: (310)342-5200
Admissions: (310)342-5287
Fax: (310)313-2124
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Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 63. Faculty: 21 (1 full-time, 20 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. Full-time: 19 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 44 students, 66% women, 34% men. 0% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 30% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 75% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: law/legal studies. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Tuition: $8250 full-time, $275 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $360 full-time, $120 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Black Law Students Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Toastmasters. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Kelton Library with 33,000 books and 250 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See West Los Angeles College.

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