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La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

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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 Tejeda
Associate Director of Admissions
Email: itejeda@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951-785-2957
Fax: 951-785-2447

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, And Computational Biology, Other Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
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Neurobiology And Behavior Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health And Wellness, General Checkmark
Health Services Administration Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
International Public Health/international Health Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, Other Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Neuroscience Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Archeology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Theological And Ministerial Studies, Other Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Music, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,198
Applied
2,410
Accepted
1,862
Enrolled
57%
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Female Admissions

2,804
Females Applied
1,632
Females Accepted
58%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,394
Males Applied
778
Males Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.54
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 Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Early decision plan Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported Yes
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 516 470 570
SAT Math 507 450 550
ACT Composite 20 16 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

33,570
Private
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Fees

990
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

19,962
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,286
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
12,052
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,306
Avg. Loan Aid
11,902
Avg. Grant Aid
19,961
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
92%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,862
Total Undergrad students
8%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 48.67%
Black or African American 7.28%
White or Caucasian 11.46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 17.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.89%
Two or more races 4.56%

Gender

Male (38.99%)
Female (61.01%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
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 25%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Christmas Candlelight Concert, Festival of Nations and Annual Convocation

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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

211
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 93
Part-time - 118
Male - 109
Female - 96
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