La Sierra University: Ranking & Review

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Riverside
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United States
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311954234
Top 25%

La Sierra University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate48%44%51%
Applicants4,1011,4202,680
Admissions1,9776231,354
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores359
Percent of students submitting SAT scores82%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
520
Math
475

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores144
Percent of students submitting ACT scores33%
ACT Composite
19
ACT English
18
ACT Math
18

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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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 Services4555100
Health Professions and Related Programs453075
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5858
Education27633
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3030
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1919
Visual and Performing Arts11617
Psychology13114
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1414
English Language and Literature & Letters5611
Philosophy and Religious Studies1111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1010
Theology and Religious Vocations1010
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs77
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies235
History55
Social Sciences44
Mathematics and Statistics44
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics22
Physical Sciences22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesLSU
Founded1971
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

Official Websitelasierra.edu
Address4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, California, 92505-8247
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population304,000
Phone9517852000
Fax+1 (951) 785 2418

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