47%

Acceptance Rate

$22,553

Avg.Financial Aid

001215

FAFSA Code

About La Sierra University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,339

Website

https://lasierra.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Seventh Day Adventist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Riverside, CA, La Sierra University is a private, Seventh Day Adventist university. La Sierra University occupies a total area of about 150 acres. It was in 1922 when the La Sierra University was founded. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, La Sierra University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is To Seek, To Know, To Serve and its official colors are gold and blue. In addition to over 1,746 undergraduate students, LSU also boasts of over 413 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 2,440. The school has an academic staff of 187 who teach various courses to the students. La Sierra University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At LSU around 48% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, 17% are Asian, and 12% are white. Further, around 90% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 60% of the students are females and 40% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Fritz Guy, Bill Emmerson, Hope Anita Smith, and Barbara De Angelis in its 98 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, LSU offers around 282 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada), CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), and TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council). $35 million is the total value of endowment of the La Sierra University.

Location & Contact

Address

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9517852000
Fax: 9517852319
Request Info

Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The two popular publications, US News and Forbes, are among the most trusted publications when it comes to the rankings of an educational institution. The ranking of a university plays an important role in helping a prospective candidate choosing the right university. It helps them assess the university's performance based on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. However, it is to be noted that La Sierra University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings by these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

47%

SAT Range

900 - 1120

ACT Range

17 - 23

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to La Sierra University is easy and the students can make the most out of it. La Sierra University has 4 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 910-1150, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to La Sierra University, must score 20 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 16 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92505-8247, or call (951) 785-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$21,451

Average Annual Cost

$31,788

Books And Supplies

$1,917

Other Fees

$990

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,415

Budget For Other Expenses

$5,157

Total One Year Cost

$48,267

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to LSU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $52,069 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($33,570), books and supplies ($1,971), room and boarding ($8,625), and budget for other expenses ($4,674). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

78%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

43%

Academic Calendar

Quarter

Research Funding per Student

$47

Faculty Overview

56%

Male Professors

44%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Criminal Justice and Corrections

58 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

45 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

39 Graduates

Biology, General

20 Graduates

Social Work

19 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

16 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

14 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

14 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

13 Graduates

Psychology, General

13 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

11 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

11 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

8 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

7 Graduates

Marketing

7 Graduates

History

5 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

5 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

4 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

4 Graduates

Mathematics

4 Graduates

Sociology

4 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

3 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

3 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

3 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

2 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

2 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

1 Graduates

Computer Science

1 Graduates

International/Global Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,825

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

48%

Full-time

89%

Part-time

11%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

13% White

0% Unknown

7% Black

47% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

11% Non Resident alien

17% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

9%

Out Of State

88%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$63,314 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 39% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

39%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Golden Eagle

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

81

Total Female Athletes

65

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $8,625 per year. La Sierra University offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 40% and 60%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$49,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$24,714

$31,583

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$256 - 328

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$22,553

Students Receiving Federal Grants

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,341

Students Receiving State Aid

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,627

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$14,800

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$25,092

$30K - $48K

$25,150

$48K - $75K

$22,405

$75K - $110K

$19,178

> $110K

$16,101

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$13,540,922

The financial aid department of La Sierra University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at La Sierra University is around $14,811 and the federal grant is $5,717. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $6,937 as well as institutional aid worth $14,811. The non-need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to La Sierra University amount to $13,540,922 per annum.

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