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La Sierra University
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  • 4 Year
  • RIVERSIDE, CA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

4500 RIVERWALK PARKWAY
RIVERSIDE, CA 92505
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Other
From La Sierra University

At La Sierra University, we believe in curiosity, mentorship, and the discovery of transformative and life-changing opportunities. That’s why nearly 2400 students choose La Sierra every year, where they benefit from small class sizes, caring faculty, a spiritual atmosphere, and an emphasis on undergraduate research. We go beyond the classroom, empowering students to change the lives of others through our nationally recognized service learning and mission outreach programs. We invest in each student’s academic and personal success, whatever their background and whatever their dreams. And above all, we encourage each member of our community to find a life that is personally and spiritually fulfilling. Come, #changeyourworld at La Sierra University.

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La Sierra University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
910-1150
ACT Range
16-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$25,414 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,342 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 39 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 50 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 50 responses

Majors

Bachelors of Science in Marketing

The Zapara School of Business offers you an engaging experience in the study of marketing. Students graduating from La Sierra's marketing program are strong candidates for a wide range of well-paying jobs in advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, just to name a few. Whether you have an interest in research, sales, or brand development, a rewarding career path is waiting for you.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,611 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
135
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Respectful
    35%
  • Determined
    29%
  • To themselves
    21%
  • Some nice some not so nice
    12%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
40%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 60 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Respectful/ outgoing
    23%
  • Decent
    14%
  • Unsocialble
    11%
  • Builds the better you
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Biased and unequal
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 27 responses

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