La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

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La Sierra University

La Sierra University

La Sierra University Student Essentials

La Sierra University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Seventh Day Adventists
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Golden Eagle
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $28,314
Out-of-State Tuition: $28,314
Retention Rate: 77%
Enrollment: 2,936
Year Established: 1922

About La Sierra University

Whether you are seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree, La Sierra University (LSU) in Riverside could be the right place for you.

The school has degrees in the following types of academic programs:

*Biomedical Science
*Educational Psychology
*Global Studies
*Graphic Design

Pre-professional programs are available as well in areas such as Emergency Medical Care, Naturopathic Medicine, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

It also offers an adult evening program for working people who need to balance a busy schedule with their educational goals. Flexibility in the curriculum allows students to modify their class schedules each quarter. Additionally, honors programs and online learning are provided.

LSU is a Christian school. It has mission trips and other activities and organizations on campus for students who are interested in enhancing their spiritual lives.

The university provides financial aid to qualifying students. Applications for financial aid can be submitted online along with applications for admissions to the school.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave La Sierra University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

This school is a very welcoming school. It is small, yet very diverse. The school campus is filled with faculty which help you succeed in every way possible. There are various events held throughout the year to get students to interact with one another. The thing which I like the most here at La Sierra is that there is a small student to teacher ratio. So it is extremely easy to ask for help. Classes are not extremely large, with a few exceptions, so it is easy to make friends and get more acquainted with your teachers. Tips for perspective students is to not be afraid to ask questions and get involved with clubs we have on campus.

Overall Rating

As an interested student, I was given a complementary tour of the campus. I was shown all the diverse departments of the school, including the new and incoming additions. The campus is very large overall; it has many different departments. It offers many classes and it even has a church for those who enjoy worship. It is located on a mountain, with an incline as you walk through it, but it comes with a spectacular view. It came with many social areas including a cafe and dinning hall as well as places to study such as a library and a designated tutoring hall. What i liked the most was the atmosphere of the school. It was so peaceful and serene; a great learning environment, but it was also school focused and inviting. For the short time I was on the campus, I was fortunate enough to experience everything it had to offer. Overall, the school has an amazing atmosphere for learning and for socializing, and I am looking forward to attending it in the future.

La Sierra University Map & Location

La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515

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Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,216
Freshman Class 440
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,936

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 39%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 24%
  • Asian: 20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 39%
African American 8%
Caucasian 24%
Asian 20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 64%
Men 36%
International 16%
Domestic 84%

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