La Sierra University Admission RequirementsRiverside, California
Chances of getting into La Sierra University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT81%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||900|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1010|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
La Sierra University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT35%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.33
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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)||17%||20%||18%|
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.
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.