La Sierra University

Riverside, California

La Sierra University Overview

Student population

Address4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA
School Websitelasierra.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

La Sierra University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Riverside, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 4,275 students applied to La Sierra University. Of those students, 2,013 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in La Sierra University was $31,788, in addition to fees of $990. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend La Sierra University.

La Sierra University has a 40% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

La Sierra University Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

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The La Sierra University acceptance rate is 47%. To put this into perspective, 2,013 of the 4,275 students who applied to La Sierra University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in La Sierra University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into La Sierra University had an SAT score between the range of 900 and 1,120. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for La Sierra University was between 17 and 23 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to La Sierra University as part of their application.

La Sierra University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At La Sierra University, the tuition for in-state residents is $31,788. Combined with fees of $990, room and board costs of $8,415, other expenses of $5,157 and the $1,917 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $32,778 in tuition.

Students at La Sierra University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at La Sierra University was $5,341 last year, with 49% of students being awarded federal aid.

La Sierra University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio12:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to La Sierra University.

La Sierra University has a good gender split, with 60% of undergraduates being female and 40% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 88% of all students reside in California. However, 9% of students come from out-of-state and 3% of students are international.

The student to faculty ratio at La Sierra University is 12:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

La Sierra University Popular Majors and Programs

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
EDUCATION
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
PSYCHOLOGY
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

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