Student Population
La Sierra University overview
Location Riverside, California
Online lasierra.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Seventh Day Adventists
La Sierra University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

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 4,101 prospective students applied, and 1,977 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 420 enrolled in the school.  2,042 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 407 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $31,788 plus fees of $990. La Sierra University is ranked 897 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy 
La Sierra University overview
SAT 950/1190
ACT 16/22
GPA 3.33
Applications Accepted
La Sierra University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for La Sierra University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,917
Other Fees$990
Room and Board $8,415
Budget for Other Expenses$5,157
Total One Year Cost$48,267


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

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%

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