Tuition & Fees

$32,778

$32,778

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
18%
400-499
46%
300-399
27%
200-299
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
23%
400-499
42%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
48%
300-399
20%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
11%
18-23
40%
12-17
38%
6-11
6%
30-36
4%
24-29
14%
18-23
38%
12-17
43%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
16%
18-23
49%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,984
Declined + 2,130
Total Received 4,114
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Private (nonprofit)

1,935

undergraduate students

483

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Business
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Codes

SAT 4380
ACT 0294

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Location

School Facts

La Sierra University, founded as La Sierra Academy in 1922, is a Seventh-day Adventist coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Riverside, California.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,418
Established in 1922
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Adventist
Accredited by •  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Riverside, CA

100-acre campus in Riverside (population: 327,728), 53 miles from Los Angeles. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Ontario (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92505

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
40%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
18%
400-499
46%
300-399
27%
200-299
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
23%
400-499
42%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
48%
300-399
20%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
11%
18-23
40%
12-17
38%
6-11
6%
30-36
4%
24-29
14%
18-23
38%
12-17
43%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
16%
18-23
49%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,984
Declined + 2,130
Total Received 4,114

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities

Considered

Essay
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Ivy Tejeda
Associate Director of Admissions
P: 800 874-5587
F: 951 785-2477
admissions@lasierra.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $31,788
Room & board $8,415
Additional fees $990
Books & supplies $1,907
Total $43,100
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

State aid form
March 2

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 874-5587
F: 951 785-2942
sfs@lasierra.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Elina Bascom
Director of Student Financial Services
ebascom@lasierra.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
soccer
softball
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Running

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Athletic Directors

Javior Krumm (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Robert Castillo (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Golden Eagle
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Administration/Leadership
Archaeology
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomathematics
Biomedical Science
Biophysics
Business Administration
Business Management
Business/Society
Chemistry
Communication Public Relations
Communication Theory/Human Relations
Communication/Strategic Communication
Communications/Media Studies
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Divinity
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
English
English Literature
English/Writing
Environmental Science/Natural Science
Environmental Science/Physical Science
Exercise Science
Film/Television Production
Finance
Fine Arts
General Management
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Care Management
Health Science/Bio-Health Science
Health Science/Globalization/International Health
Health Science/Health Promotion/Education
History
History/Political Science
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management
Individualized Program
Information Systems
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies in Education
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Ministry
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Technology
Neuroscience
Pastoral Studies
Physical Sciences
Physics
Psychobiology
Psychology
Religion
Religious Studies
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Student Life/Development
Teaching
Theological Studies
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Business

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,418

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

1,935
students

Female
60%
1,157

Male
40%
778

20%

483
students

Female
63%
303

Male
37%
180

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

1,735
students

Female
60%
1,031

Male
40%
704

11%

200
students

Female
63%
126

Male
37%
74

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
47%
Hispanic/Latino
13%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

43%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

44

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Internships
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Mexico
Nigeria
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Heidi Weiss-Krumm
Director, International Student Services
951 785-2237
oiss@lasierra.edu

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