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La Sierra University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1922
Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 1,578
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $15,508,610
Admissions Address

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515

Website

http://www.lasierra.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@lasierra.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Bobby Brown
Admissions office telephone: (951) 785-2176
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 33%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 33%
Total applicants: 1,249
Total acceptances: 406
Total freshman enrollment: 323
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 436
Male acceptances: 163
Male freshman enrollment: 132
 
Female applicants: 813
Female acceptances: 243
Female freshman enrollment: 191
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 15%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 43%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 75%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 58%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 410 - 520
Math: 410 - 530
Combined: 820 - 1050


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 2.0%
600-699 5.0% 10.0%
500-599 28.0% 28.0%
400-499 45.0% 41.0%
300-399 20.0% 17.0%
200-299 2.0% 2.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 32%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 - 23
Math: 17 - 23
Composite: 17 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
24-29 22.0% 22.0% 21.0%
18-23 47.0% 39.0% 45.0%
12-17 31.0% 36.0% 34.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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