About University of the West
On Campus Housing
University of the West is a private university located in Rosemead, CA. University of the West occupies a total area of about 10 acres. University of the West was founded in the year 1990. Burgundy/gold are the official colors of the University of the West. In addition to over 153 undergraduate students, UW also boasts of over 131 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 324 (Fall 2018). University of the West is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At UW around 50% are Non-resident alien, 31% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 8% are white. Further, around 81% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. Several notable personalities have been produced by the school in its 30 years of existence. The college has produced several achievers over the years, who have done exceptional work in their fields. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. UW offers a total of 52 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, and WASC Senior College and University Commission.
As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. It is generally considered that the ranking of any university helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. University of the West, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to UW. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $31,364. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($12,956), books and supplies ($1,972), room and boarding ($7,996), and budget for other expenses ($4,896). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At UW, $7,996 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at University of the West have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $3,400 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol and campus emergency phones. There are around 39% male and 61% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
The financial aid department of University of the West helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,599, whereas the financial aid is $4,012. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $1,933 and institutional aid worth $4,012.