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La Sierra University, established in 1922 and also known as LSU, is a private, co-educational Christian university, located in inland Southern California, United States. LSU is a part of the seventh-day Adventist, system of higher education. The main campus is spread across an area of 100 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. LSU is organized into the following academic schools and colleges:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Religion
LSU has an active Athletics department. It sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. Their official mascot is known as the Golden Eagle. The campus is also home to many student-run clubs and organizations.

Profile of La Sierra UniversityLa Sierra is located in Riverside, California (a large city). The school is a Seventh Day Adventists school. La Sierra is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

La Sierra has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music, science, and business and management.

La Sierra Selectivity

La Sierra does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 45% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 550.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

La Sierra had 1, 749 enrolled students in 2007. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
La Sierra offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. La Sierra values student athletics, and belongs to the Division III Independents.

La Sierra Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management108business management, finance, marketing, accounting, business, human resources, international business, MIS
Liberal Arts55liberal arts and sciences, English, history, English language and literature, English composition, Spanish language, sociology, history courses, . . .
Science42biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, biometrics
Education and Teaching37curriculum and instruction, education, educational administration, school Counselling, music teaching, special ed
Therapy and Counselling24psychology, school psychology, psychobiology, educational psychology, child psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17exercise science, health and fitness
Family and Social Work11social work
Religion and Philosophy9religion, theology, pastoral Counselling
Music8music, music performance
Art Studies4art studies
Fine Arts1fine arts
Design1graphic design
Media1communication studies
office and Administration0administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science, computer services management
Contact: La SierraLa Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, California 92515-8247

General Phone: (951) 785-2000


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