Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is a non-profit, private, graduate school for the health professions. The university's main campus includes 19 major buildings on 22 acres (8.9 ha) in downtown Pomona, California. In 2011, the university opened an additional medical school campus (COMP-Northwest) in Lebanon, Oregon.
Founded in 1977, Western University of Health Sciences now has 3,692 students. When the College of Veterinary Medicine opened in 2003, it was the first veterinary school to open in the United States in 20 years. WesternU is one of the largest graduate schools for the health professions in California, offering 22 academic programs in nine colleges.
All of the health care programs have professional accreditation, and the university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The medical school (COMP) is also accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.
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