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 1220 (25th percentile) to 1560 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 22 (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 2.89 - 3.18. This school has an acceptance rate of around 47 percent with 29 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall La Sierra University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for La Sierra University was reported as 46.8% in Fall 2013 with over 3,480 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

  • SAT Scores: 1220 - 1560
  • ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for La Sierra University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 52.6%
  • 2010-2011: 53.5%
  • 2011-2012: 46.5%
  • 2012-2013: 48.5%
  • 2013-2014: 46.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 48.4%

How Does La Sierra University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for La Sierra University is nineteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Claremont McKenna College11.7%
Pomona College13.9%
Pitzer College14.5%
Scripps College35.7%
Harvey Mudd College18.2%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to La Sierra University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 510
Math410 - 530
Writing410 - 520
Total Score1220 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score17 - 22
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