Skip to Main Content
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
La Sierra University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Adventist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Other
Address
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515
Work Here? Claim Your College

La Sierra University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
780-1030
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,414/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,448/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,136/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,087/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,772/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,352/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Affordable fixed or variable rates
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Learn More
  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
  • Easy, online app with ability to add a cosigner in minutes
Learn More
  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
Do You Work at La Sierra University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,780Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Determined
    36%
  • Respectful
    36%
  • To themselves
    18%
  • Some nice some not so nice
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
47%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.52 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Respectful/ outgoing
    30%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Unsocialble
    15%
  • Builds the better you
    11%
  • Decent
    11%
  • Biased and unequal
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
Colleges like La Sierra University
More

La Sierra University Reviews

669 reviews
All Categories
La Sierra University is a very inviting, welcoming, and easy-going campus. The teachers are great, paying attention to the needs and desires of every student. The atmosphere is also beautiful, with views of both Mount San Jacinto and the San Bernardino Mountains. The campus is extremely diverse with people from all over the world. It is a great place to be yourself and express yourself without having to hide. It is also a very religious campus with a large emphasis and focus on God and a person's relationship with God. Overall, the school is pretty good, I would recommend it!
Start Your Review of La Sierra University
Rate It!
This is my first year at La Sierra University! I am a part of the the athletic program. I absolutely love La Sierra. The food isn't great but the students are exceptionally nice and the professors are extremely helpful. The two things I wish would change would be curfew and the no meat policy. Since this school is seventh-day Adventist there is no meat sold on campus. This sucks but you're still able to eat meat on campus, just not cooking meat and there will be no meat sold on campus. The other thing I oppose is the curfew. Depending your age determines how late you get to stay out and if you don't follow this your curfew will keep getting shorter and shorter. Besides this La Sierra is a very beautiful and welcoming University.
La Sierra University is a campus filled with hope that helps students, like myself, feel comfortable in the environment we are surrounded in. There is exposure to new cultures. I believe the skills students gain from the university are very helpful and help enhance academics and professionalism because they help students become more effective in school and in our careers. There are many things to expect to gain from a university, but I know La Sierra is a great college who is determined to provide students with the best resources to become great people and have a great college experience.