La Sierra University

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La Sierra University can be found in Riverside, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over two thousand students are enrolled at La Sierra University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 910 (25th percentile) to 1150 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 16 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the La Sierra University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 3.25. This school has an acceptance rate of around 55 percent with 11 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall La Sierra University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for La Sierra University was reported as 55.2% in Fall 2020 with over 5,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 16 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into La Sierra University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of La Sierra University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for La Sierra University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 45.9%
  • 2017-2018: 48.2%
  • 2018-2019: 47.1%
  • 2019-2020: 55.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 46.8%

How Does La Sierra University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for La Sierra University is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pitzer College13.7%
Pomona College7.4%
Claremont McKenna College10.3%
Scripps College32.0%
Harvey Mudd College13.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to La Sierra University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 580
Math450 - 570
Total Score910 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 26
Math16 - 24
Composite Score16 - 24
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