La Sierra University

Riverside, CA, USA
3.92 Average Rating

La Sierra University is a private nonprofit liberal arts college based in Riverside, California. It is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. LSU is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and its campus is a designated arboretum. Popular majors include business, criminal justice, and pre-medicine studies.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
48%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision March 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
33%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 994
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,449
Total Number of Undergrads
2,029
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,370
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,778
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,778
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,415
Books and Supplies
$1917

Aid & Grants

0
100
81%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,566
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,308
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,193

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,688
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$322
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
29
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Golden Eagle
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Portland
Sacramento
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
LSU is a small campus so its easy to get around. The teachers and professors are great. Everyone is friendly.
sophomore
La Sierra is a fantastic Christian school. Everyone is connected, friendly, and strives to help you through your college career. The environment is relaxed, but definitely focused and determined, and is always centered around God.
Elizabeth
A well rounded school developed around the church. It has many resources, and keeps students in high regard. The faculty is friendly and helpful.
Kelian from Colton, CA
La Sierra is a small, private, christian university with a diverse student population. It's located in Riverside, California conveniently located about 45 minutes from Los Angeles. Thanks to its privileged location, it's possible to ski, go to the beach and surf all in one day!
Jarrel from Prospect, TN
LSU is an excellent school. Everyone is really friendly. It feels like home.
Vontavia from Compton, CA
La Sierra University is an excellent school that only strives the best for the students that attend. The professors here at La Sierra go above and beyond to meet the needs of the students.
Hannah from Eastvale, CA
La Sierra is a small great Adventist University. Here you will find a warm environment and an everlasting education. Diversity is what makes this school unique, people from all over the world come here and everlasting friendships are made.
Cynthia from Fontana, CA