Incoming PA Cohort Demographics

The following table represents information regarding the most recent matriculated classes. In general, students accepted into the University of La Verne PA Program come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

The University of La Verne PA Program enjoys a strong applicant pool from across the country and worldwide.

The PA Program does not require or prefer a specific major for entering students; our students have a variety of educational backgrounds with bachelorÔÇÖs degrees in biology, health sciences, kinesiology, theater arts, sociology, psychology, public health, education, mathematics, and more.

  2018 2019 2020
Applicants 483 662 756
Interviewed 75 60 65
Selected 22 24 27
Average Age 25 27 25
Gender 55% Female 92% Female 86% Female
Veteran 4% 0 0
California Residence 95% 83% 80%
La Verne alumni 17% 17% 17%
First Generation Student 14% 50% 33%
Country of Birth outside US 9% 17% 3%
Average Cumulative undergraduate GPA 3.40 3.29 3.40
Average Cumulative prerequisite science GPA 3.35 3.66 3.75
Underrepresented Minority (URM) * 31% 58% 57%
Educationally/Economically Disadvantaged 30% 33% 30%

Numbers are listed as percentages or averages


*As defined by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), URM includes: Black, African-American or African; Latino or Hispanic; American Indian, Native American, or Native Alaskan; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; and Asian other than Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Pakistani, Asian Indian, and Thai.