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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,306
Declined 2,382
Total Received 4,688
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Private

1,842

undergraduate students

514

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,356
Established in 1922
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Ontario International

La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside
92505

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Pre Dentistry
  • Pre Med
  • Enactus (SIFE)
  • International Club
  • Black Student Association

Top Events

  • Christmas Candlelight Concert
  • Festival of Nations
  • Annual Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
81%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline February 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.34

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,306
Declined 2,382
Total Received 4,688

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
religious affiliation/commitment

Considered

interview

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 138
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $34,218
Room & board $13,245
Additional fees $990
Books & supplies $1,080
Other fees $2,609
Total $52,142
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Public Health/International Health
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Technology
Music, General
Neurobiology and Behavior
Neuroscience
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

2,356

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

1,842
students

Female
60%
1,099

Male
40%
743

22%

514
students

Female
67%
342

Male
33%
172

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

1,647
students

Female
61%
990

Male
39%
657

11%

195
students

Female
56%
109

Male
44%
86

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 89%
Student 4 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 12%

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
46%
Hispanic/Latino
12%
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

155

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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