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University of the West

Rosemead, California, United States
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.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)

About

History

UWest was incorporated as “Hsi Lai University” in 1990 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, and opened its doors in spring 1991. The university is a pioneering partnership between Chinese and American Buddhists to establish an American university integrating liberal arts traditions and Buddhist wisdom.

Education

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. 

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Services

Student services

The Office of International Student Services serves the individual needs of international (F-1) students attending UWest, including helping students adapt to their new environment and serving as a liaison between international students and campus and community groups. We want to ensure that you make a smooth and painless transition, academically and personally, to attending school in America.

Our office acts as the primary resource in issuing I-20’s and official documents required by foreign governments as well as providing updates to ever-changing immigration regulations.

Library services

University of the West Library is an academic library that provides services to UWest students, faculty, and staff. Visitors to our campus should plan to come during office hours (M-F 9am-6pm) and register at the front desk of the administration building. Our stacks are open for perusal during office hours to registered visitors.

Student Life

Campus life

UWest’s campus is a reflection of our core values: diverse, vibrant, contemplative, and joyful. The grounds are spacious, but intimate, perched on a lush hillside looking out on the San Gabriel Mountains. The campus is located in the city of Rosemead, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The surrounding community offers many culturally diverse restaurants, shopping destinations, and entertainment opportunities.

Student clubs

UWest’s campus is a reflection of our core values: diverse, vibrant, contemplative, and joyful. The grounds are spacious, but intimate, perched on a lush hillside looking out on the San Gabriel Mountains.

Our students have the opportunity to join any of our wide variety of student organizations—from Martial Arts to Music to Badminton.

Accreditation

University of the West has received the WASC Senior College and University Commission’s action letter announcing their decision to reaffirm UWest’s accreditation for the period of seven years. 

Rosemead, California, United States

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