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La Sierra University is a private institution that was founded in 1922. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,048, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. La Sierra University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 88. Its tuition and fees are $29,103 (2013-14).
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As a community of learning that is also a community of faith, La Sierra University fulfills its mission by engaging in three kinds of activity. It educates undergraduate and graduate students; it promotes research in the areas in which it offers instruction; and it contributes to the good of the larger society.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Seventh-day Adventist|
When applying to La Sierra University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at La Sierra University is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 48.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||48.5%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at La Sierra University is 16:1, and the school has 69.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at La Sierra University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; Psychology, General; and Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||24%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
La Sierra University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,048, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus. La Sierra University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
La Sierra University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. La Sierra University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at La Sierra University, 89 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at La Sierra University.
|Students who have cars on campus||89%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At La Sierra University, 78.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,612.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,103 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,500 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data