La Sierra University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Riverside, CA

$35,208

Avg tuition

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About La Sierra University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Seventh Day Adventist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

La Sierra University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Riverside, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,993, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 57%. The university offers 79 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 52%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for students are $35,208.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

57% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

79% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

52% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 15-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 940-1170

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

0%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

47%

Asian

16%

White

13%

Non-U.S. Citizen

11%

Black

8%

Two or more races

4%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

Unknown

Information not available

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

61%

Socio-economic diversity

52% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

0

Student Location Breakout

0% 100%

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 4% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

52%

State Grant Aid

50%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

52%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,503
State Grant Aid $7,323
Institution Grant Aid $14,339
Pell Grant Aid $5,013

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$44k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.