Western University of Health Sciences

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School Overview

Western University of Health Sciences (referred to locally as “WesternU”) is a private, not-for-profit university that offers graduate programs for the health professions. The university’s main campus located in downtown Pomona, California includes 19 buildings situated on a 22 acre expanse of land. In addition to its Pomona campus the university also has a location in Lebanon, Oregon. The university’s Oregon location is a medical school campus.

Western University of Health sciences was established in 1977 with only 36 students. Today, the school enrolls over 3,200 students each year. In 2003, the university launched the College of Veterinary Medicine – which was the first veterinary college to open nationwide within the last 20 years. WesternU is now one of the largest health professions graduate schools in California and offers over 22 progams through nine academic colleges.

WesternU is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and many of the school’s individual health care programs have their own professional accreditation status. For example, the medical school at WesternU is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

General Information

309 E 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766-1854

General Phone:(909) 623-6116
Website URL:www.westernu.edu
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:MA/MS degrees
Post-MA/MS’s certificate
Doctor’s degree – professional practice (new classification)
Campus setting:City: Midsize
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:3,343 (0 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:17 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $20,250
In-state Student Fees $40
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $20,250
Out-of-state Student Fees $40


All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 150 499 5
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 150 499 5
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 8
Nursing Administration
Osteopathic Medicine/osteopathy 203
Pharmaceutical Sciences 5
Pharmacy 133
Physical Therapy/therapist 63
Physician Assistant 93
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 44 5
Veterinary Medicine 100
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Western University of Health Sciences Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(909) 623-6116
Website:www.westernu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address:309 E 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766-1854
Setting:21
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,839
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:3,839 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$0
Out-of-state Tuition:$0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Western University of Health Sciences Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Western University of Health Sciences.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs15
Grand total16

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Western University of Health Sciences and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0
Books and supplies$0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$23,791
Out-of-state$23,791

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid0%
Grant or scholarship aid0%$0
Student loan aid0%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid0%$0
Federal student loans0%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Western University of Health Sciences Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,839
Undergraduate enrollment0
Graduate enrollment3,839

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Western University of Health Sciences Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
    • Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
  • American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education
    • Podiatry (POD) - Colleges of podiatric medicine, including first-professional and graduate degree programs
    • Podiatry (POD) - Colleges of podiatric medicine, including first-professional and graduate degree programs
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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