La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

Tuition & Fees

$33,570

$33,570

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
42%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
700-800
6%
600-699
11%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
48%
300-399
20%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
17%
18-23
29%
12-17
35%
6-11
9%
30-36
9%
24-29
22%
18-23
31%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
19%
18-23
42%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,980
Declined + 2,419
Total Received 5,399
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Private (nonprofit)

1,778

undergraduate students

422

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 4380
ACT 0294

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,200
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

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.

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
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
42%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
700-800
6%
600-699
11%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
48%
300-399
20%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
17%
18-23
29%
12-17
35%
6-11
9%
30-36
9%
24-29
22%
18-23
31%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
19%
18-23
42%
12-17
31%
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 or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,980
Declined + 2,419
Total Received 5,399

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

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,332.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,580
Room & board $8,415
Additional fees $990
Books & supplies $1,917
Total $43,902
Average Financial Aid - $23,332
Total with Avg. Aid $20,570
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Financial Aid Deadline

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Directors

Javior Krumm (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Brianne Carroll (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Pacific Conference
Mascot
Golden Eagle
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

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

2,200

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

1,778
students

Female
60%
1,069

Male
40%
709

19%

422
students

Female
62%
260

Male
38%
162

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

1,580
students

Female
61%
953

Male
39%
627

12%

198
students

Female
59%
116

Male
41%
82

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
47%
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

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 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
  • 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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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

International Student Contact

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

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