La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

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La Sierra University

La Sierra University

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Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
General Music
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Music Technology and Audio Production
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic Design


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Music Teacher Education

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Pre-Dentistry Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
International/Global Studies

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Physiological Psychology / Psychobiology
Political Science and Government

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Social Work


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Information Technology Project Management

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

100% of students gave La Sierra University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

The classes are fairly small, so it is extremely easy to ask for help. The professors here are extremely nice, and will make the time for you. Here at La Sierra every professor wants you to succeed. The work in every class is fair, i mean you have to do your work to understand the concepts. So it is not an amount of work that is unreasonable.

Academics Rating

As I toured the school, I took note of the many departments of learning it offers. It had one designated spot for every different department. The lady who lead my tour is a current student at La Sierra. She informed me of the class room sizes and learning atmosphere off of her experience. She told me most class sizes vary from about thirty to fourty students. The school also offers classes in lecture style, which include room for about 200 students. The class sizes vary as well. The school is currently doing some construction to add new departments into the school. Class sizes are expanding, making it comfortable for the students; as well as creating more areas to learn.

La Sierra University Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Average Freshman GPA 3.00
Retention Rate 77%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: architecture, chiropractic medicine, clinical laboratory scientist, communicative sciences & disorders, cytotechnology, dental hygiene, dietetic technology, emergency medical care, engineering, geology, health information management, medical radiography, medical technology, naturopathic medicine, nursing, nutrition & dietetics, Occupational therapy, osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, physician assistant, podiatric medicine, public health: biomedical data, public health: health geo-graphics, radiography/radiation technology, respiratory therapy, seminary, speech-language pathology/audiology, surgical technology

Class Sizes at La Sierra University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 74%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 1%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 25%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 74%
50 - 100 Students 1%
20 - 49 Students 25%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty at La Sierra University

Total Faculty 212
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 98
Male Faculty 115
Part-Time Professors 114
Women Faculty 97

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