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La Sierra University Admission Requirements

Riverside, California

Chances of getting into La Sierra University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
47.1%
Admission Difficulty for La Sierra University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into La Sierra University and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,013 out of 4,275 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. La Sierra University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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La Sierra University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for La Sierra University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for La Sierra University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1010

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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 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #67 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

La Sierra University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >60%
1010 to 1120 Avg + 47%-60%
900 to 1010 Avg - 34%-47%
790 to 900 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 790 Low <23%
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La Sierra University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for La Sierra University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for La Sierra University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #61 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to La Sierra University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

La Sierra University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >60%
20 to 23 Avg + 47%-60%
17 to 20 Avg - 34%-47%
14 to 17 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 14 Low <23%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. The school ranks #55 in California for highest average GPA. 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's for admitted La Sierra University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

63% of La Sierra University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted La Sierra University students
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%

Admission Statistics

La Sierra University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,763 1,512 4,275
Accepted 1,363 650 2,013
Acceptance Rate 49% 43% 47%
Enrolled 228 128 356
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 18%

Admission Requirements

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

La Sierra University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at La Sierra University
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

81% of students submit their SAT scores to La Sierra University. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

47% of those who apply are granted admission to La Sierra University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1120. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.