La Sierra University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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La Sierra University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,395 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1922 and is one of the 8 schools located in Riverside, California.

La Sierra University is affiliated with Seventh Day Adventists.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
45
At La Sierra University you can obtain your 1-year certificate, bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

La Sierra University follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 45 majors. The most popular concentrations are Dental, Accounting and Finance, Biology, Management, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
77%
The rate of student retention at La Sierra University is fair at 77% (close to California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at La Sierra University is low: 32%.

Student to faculty ratio at La Sierra University is decent: 16:1. Find out more information regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$28,400
Average tuition pricing is very high - $27,200 per academic year. The additional fees at La Sierra University beyond tuition are roughly $1,200; which comes to a total of $28,400 annually.

Read the details about La Sierra University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
48%
According to government data, 3,208 applications were submitted and 1,555 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to become a student at this school.

La Sierra University will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at La Sierra University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D+
La Sierra University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at La Sierra University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
La Sierra University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 900 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing opportunity.

Based on the college crime data, La Sierra University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

La Sierra University Location and Maps



Post Address: La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247, USA
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