La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$35,208

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
470
75th
580
25th
470
75th
23
25th
14
75th
23
25th
14
75th
23
25th
15
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,913
Declined 2,200
Total Received 5,113
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Private

1,928

undergraduate students

644

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,572
Established in 1922
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Adventist

Social Networks

150-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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA
92505

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
36%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
470
75th
580
25th
470
75th
23
25th
14
75th
23
25th
14
75th
23
25th
15

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,913
Declined 2,200
Total Received 5,113

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

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 service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

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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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$16,725

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,218
Room $4,740
Board $4,050
Additional fees $990
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $45,078
Average Financial Aid - $16,725
Total with Avg. Aid $28,353

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,807,639
State $5,208,476
Institutional $13,877,813
Other external
Total $23,893,928

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $3,281,062
Other external $382,721
Total $3,663,783
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball,beach volleyball, fustal, pickle-ball, soccer, softball, tennis, swimming, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Pacific Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Archeology.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Behavioral Neuroscience.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology.
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other.
Computer Science.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Divinity/Ministry.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Graphic Design.
Health Services Administration.
Health and Wellness, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Information Technology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International/Globalization Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Marketing, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Technology.
Music, General.
Neurobiology and Behavior.
Neuroscience.
Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
Physics, General.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Radio and Television.
Religion/Religious Studies.
School Psychology.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Writing, General.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Pre-Nursing
  3. Biomedical Science

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

2,572

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

1,928
students

Female
59%
1,145

Male
41%
783

25%

644
students

Female
63%
405

Male
37%
239

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

1,453
students

Female
60%
867

Male
40%
586

25%

475
students

Female
59%
278

Male
41%
197

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
46%
Hispanic/Latino
13%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

44

quarter hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Argentina
Brazil
Jamaica
People's Republic Of China
Republic Of Korea
Taiwan Republic Of China
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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