|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
Can I get into La Sierra University? The school has a 48% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,977 out of 4,101 applicants were admitted making La Sierra University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. La Sierra University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Estimated Average SAT||1070|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to La Sierra University?
La Sierra University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1190 and Above||Good||>61%|
|1070 to 1190||Avg +||48%-61%|
|950 to 1070||Avg -||35%-48%|
|830 to 950||Reach||24%-35%|
|Less than 830||Low||<24%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||21|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Estimated Average ACT||19|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into La Sierra University?
Admission data indicates that La Sierra University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. 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. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to La Sierra University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>61%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||48%-61%|
|16 to 19||Avg -||35%-48%|
|13 to 16||Reach||24%-35%|
|Less than 13||Low||<24%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
63% of La Sierra University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||10%|
|Top 25% of class||41%|
|Top 50% of class||63%|
|Bottom 50% of class||37%|
|Bottom 25% of class||8%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||23%||21%|
What are the requirements for admission to La Sierra University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.