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Aspiring Students
Who We Are and How to Apply


Learn about UWest’s academic programs, campus life, financial aid & scholarships and—most importantly—how to apply.
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Current Students
The Information You Need Most


Everything you need, all in one place: email, course registration, grades, academic advising—WAY more than we can fit here!
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About UWest
Our Story and Our Goals


Learn about our history, our philosophy and our ambitious plans for the future—and even opportunities to join the UWest team!
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UWest is a nonprofit and WASC accredited liberal arts university just outside of Los Angeles, committed to providing a whole-person education, nourishing mind, body, and spirit, and facilitating cultural understanding and appreciation between East and West. This unique approach underlies all of our academic offerings, and gives UWest its unusual character. We believe in learning with, from, and on behalf of others, and encourage our students to forge their own path.

We’re excited that you’ve gotten here, now let us help you take your next step toward success!

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Why You?

You’ve got big plans for your future, but you want to decide how you get there. You don’t want to be beaten onto the beaten path. You want to blaze your own trail to a life that is rich and enriching. You need a school that understands your unique character and supports your individual path to success. You seek passionate and compassionate colleagues committed to learning with, from, and on behalf of others. You’ve come to the right place.

Why UWest?

Why UWest?

UWest is a small school with big ideas. We blend Western liberal arts traditions with Eastern wisdom and a global perspective to create graduates ready to shape and participate in a brighter future. We believe in whole-person education, nourishing mind, body, and spirit. And we think that your education should be as unique as you are. We believe in the value of small, from our low tuition and class sizes to our campus, which we view as “the entire globe on 10 acres.” We teach differently because we think differently.

Latest News

G&E Studio Interviews UWest Professor Bill Chen

On August 29th, 2017, Dr. Bill Chen was featured as a guest speaker on G&E Studio's Global Focus program with Mr. Xiao Feng. During these two hour interviews, Dr. Chen had extensive discussions on trades and economies between the United States and two countries,...

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Free Income Tax Service 2017

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is held at University of the West from February 6, 2017 continuing through April 17, 2017. It is the FREE income tax service provided by UWest volunteers to low income people ($54,000 or less) and the elderly (60...

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Featured Events

Featured Events

  1. Tea at Three

    September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Dodgers Game

    September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tea at Three

    October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. FA Meet and Greet

    October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm