La Sierra University

Address:
4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92515-8247
Phone:
951-785-2000
Website:
http://www.lasierra.edu
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About La Sierra University

La Sierra University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 50% of undergrads are enrolled full time, and between 25% and 49% of students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,505
 Graduate352
 Total1,857
GenderFemale56%
 Male44%
Student Age% Under 2576%
 % 25 and Over24%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time81%
 % Part-time19%
Race/Ethnicity% White23.5%
 % Black8.7%
 % Asian21.7%
 % Latino26.0%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown5.4%
 % International student14%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal1,979
 % Admitted53%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled42%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT84%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800520 / 800
 SAT Math420 / 800540 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3622 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$25,881
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$25,881
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid98%
 % Undergraduates with Loans57%
 % Undergraduates with Grants98%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,671
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,350
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,863
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,156
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,593
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$6,513

Neighborhood Data for the Riverside Area

Median Age30
Median Household Income$57,555
Total Population303,569
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.8% 50.2%
 Age 0-949.9%50.1%
 Age 10-1752.1%47.9%
 Age 18-2452.1%47.9%
 Age 25-2952.7%47.3%
 Age 30-3949.0%51.0%
 40+49.4%50.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.1%
 % Black6.6%
 % Asian6.9%
 % Latino49.4%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Pacific Islander0.4%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.9%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,350
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,863
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$986
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50020.9%9.3%1.2%
 $500 to $74939.5%13.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99921.7%50.0%19.7%
 Over $100017.9%26.8%74.0%
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