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La Sierra University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into La Sierra University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,931 out of 4,328 applicants or 45% were admitted making La Sierra University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. La Sierra University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,816 1,512 4,328
Accepted 1,321 610 1,931
Acceptance Rate 47% 40% 45%
Enrolled 284 151 435
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 25% 23%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to La Sierra University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that La Sierra University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 16 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to La Sierra University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 835. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1025 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 930 1120
SAT Reading 470 570
SAT Math 460 550
ACT Composite 16 22
ACT English 15 22
ACT Math 16 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >58%
19 to 22 Avg + 45%-58%
16 to 19 Avg - 32%-45%
13 to 16 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 13 Low <22%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >58%
1025 to 1120 Avg + 45%-58%
930 to 1025 Avg - 32%-45%
835 to 930 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 835 Low <22%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into La Sierra University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at La Sierra University was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to La Sierra University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 27% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to La Sierra University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=117627 IPEDS survey data for La Sierra University.