1,935
Students
Financial aid thermometer
22,896
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
49
49%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

La Sierra University is a Comprehensive institution located in Riverside, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA  92505
United States
Contact Ms. Ivy Teheda
Associate Director of Admissions
Email: iteheda@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951-785-2957
Fax: 951-785-2447

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, And Computational Biology Related Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,162
Applied
2,552
Accepted
1,935
Enrolled
49%
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Female Admissions

1,882
Females Applied
867
Females Accepted
46%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,280
Males Applied
1,685
Males Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.31
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview
One recommendation
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements: Eligibility Index Table (combination of GPA and test scores)

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 16 22

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

31,140
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Fees

990
Full-time student fees
8,250
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

22,896
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,608
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,278
Avg. Loan Aid
10,030
Avg. Grant Aid
18,520
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
69%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,935
Total undergrad students
12%
International Students
8%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 47.18%
Black or African American 6.56%
White or Caucasian 13.18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.41%
Asian 15.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.55%
Two or more races 3.51%
Other 0.26%

Gender

Male (40.21%)
Female (59.79%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 31%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Christmas Candlelight Concert, Festival of Nations and Annual Convocation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Pre Dentistry, Pre Med, Enactus (SIFE), International Club and Black Student Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No No No
Soccer No No No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

115
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 94
Part-time - 21
Male - 68
Female - 47