La Sierra University: Ranking & Review

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Riverside Rank United States Rank World Rank
3 1201 4249
Top 25%

La Sierra University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate48%44%51%
Enrolled undergraduates420145275
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,4499791,470

2 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for both undergraduates and graduates.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores359
Percent of students submitting SAT scores82%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores144
Percent of students submitting ACT scores33%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

La Sierra University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $45,402 $45,402
Off-campus $51,903 $51,903
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $8,250 and other expenses per full academic year.

La Sierra University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 850 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $31,140 $31,140
Fees for full-time undergraduates $990 $990
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $865 $865
Tuition for Full-time graduates $12,888 $12,888
Fees for full-time graduates $930 $930
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $716 $716

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 45 55 100
Health Professions and Related Programs 45 30 75
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 58 58
Education 27 6 33
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 30 30
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 19 19
Visual and Performing Arts 1 16 17
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 14 14
Psychology 13 1 14
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11 11
English Language and Literature & Letters 5 6 11
Theology and Religious Vocations 10 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10 10
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7 7
History 5 5
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 2 3 5
Mathematics and Statistics 4 4
Social Sciences 4 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 2
Physical Sciences 2 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1 1
Grand Total462781017432

A total of 324 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at La Sierra University.

At the master's and doctor's level 108 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate47%39%54%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%

General info

Alternative namesLSU
MottoTo Seek, To Know, To Serve
Religious affiliationSeventh Day Adventist
Colorsblue, yellow
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff361
Instructional FTE172
Public Service FTE1
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, California, 92505-8247
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000
Fax+1 (951) 785 2418

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