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University of La Verne Receives Military Friendly Gold Ranking

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The University of La Vernes Sara and Michael Abraham Center for Veteran Student Success.University of La Verne

For the eleventh consecutive year, The Military Friendly Company has recognized the University of La Verne’s long-lasting pledge to support veterans in reaching their educational goals with a “gold” ranking for 2022-23.

The University of La Verne provides a supportive educational environment for veterans, active duty and reserve service members, National Guard, and military-connected registered domestic partners and dependents.

More than 530 military or veteran students are enrolled in the University of La Verne, with about 270 of them studying on the La Verne campus. Two of the university’s regional campuses are located on military bases: Naval Base Ventura County and Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Additionally, the Sara and Michael Abraham Center for Veteran Student Success provides assistance with VA and university paperwork, access to tutoring, computers, printing, and on and off-campus resources. 

Last month, the university celebrated the grand re-opening of the Center for Veteran Student Success following a two-year renovation project. The renovations were made possible by Trustee Michael Abraham and his wife, Sara, who generously made a $2 million donation to the center. Additional support came from Trustee Paul Moseley ’88, Ethel and Donald Dudzik, The Burton-Harris Family Foundation, Mary and Hank Perera, and two other anonymous donors.

Upgrades include a covered patio with privacy fencing and outdoor fans; new external and internal paint; open barbecue event area; horseshoe pit, second restroom; back entrance connected to ADA-compliant ramp and stairs; outdoor lighting; and parking improvements. The center will also have two new workspaces and updated computers to accommodate veterans and their studies.

The Military Friendly Company evaluates institutions using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. The company measures an institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student veterans regarding student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence, and loan default rates for all students.

To learn more about the University of La Verne’s support for military-connected students, visit

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