La Sierra is an above-average private, Christian university located in Riverside, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,830 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the La Sierra acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Business, and Pre-Medicine Studies. Graduating 47% of students, La Sierra alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies58 Graduates
Pre-Medicine Studies22 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services19 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies18 Graduates
Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine16 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies16 Graduates
Healthcare Management14 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science13 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.56 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
La Sierra University Reviews
La Sierra University provides a wonderful class environment with professors who care about your concerns and troubles. The classes are challenging and help you grow academically and personally. They accept a large variety of people which helps students to become aware of the outside world around them. The campus is beautiful and serene; where nature can be observed and admired. The local area is resourceful with many stores and fun locations to visit. The food follows a vegetarian diet, however, they have many options to chose from. La Sierra University involves all their students to take part of fun events that happen frequently. For an example, during dead week they provided puppies to take away the stress. Overall, La Sierra University is wonderful. The only thing I would like to see change is reconstruction on their dorms and some of their buildings.
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!
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.