#35 Best Private Colleges in California

La Sierra University

Riverside, California

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Student Population
La Sierra University overview
Location Riverside, California
Online lasierra.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Seventh Day Adventists
La Sierra University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Riverside, California, La Sierra University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Seventh Day Adventists faith. In the most recent statistical year 5,399 prospective students applied, and 2,980 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 334 enrolled in the school.  1,914 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 425 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $32,580 plus fees of $990. La Sierra University is ranked 702 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



La Sierra University is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 910/1150
ACT 16/24
GPA 3.33
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for La Sierra University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,971
Other Fees$990
Room and Board $8,625
Budget for Other Expenses$3,717
Total One Year Cost$47,883

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
32% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by La Sierra University students
Subject Percent of Class
Biology 24%
Business 23%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Psychology 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%

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

Current students may use the La Sierra University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.