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Colleges / La Sierra University

La Sierra University

Riverside, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

La Sierra University Student Life

La Sierra University is on a 150-acre campus in the suburban setting of Riverside, California, not far from Los Angeles.

La Sierra University Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for La Sierra University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? La Sierra University does not have fraternities or sororities.

La Sierra University has the Pre Dentistry. In fact, more students participate in the Pre Dentistry than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at La Sierra University include Pre Med, Enactus (SIFE), International Club and Black Student Association.

The La Sierra University community comes together each year for Christmas Candlelight Concert, Festival of Nations and Annual Convocation.

La Sierra University Housing

This table offers information on housing at La Sierra University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 25%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 850
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 589
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 75%

La Sierra University offers housing. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most La Sierra University students live off campus. In 2022, 25% of undergrads at La Sierra University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 75% of students lived off-campus or commuted to La Sierra University. There are 850 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,862 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 589 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 26% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

La Sierra University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

La Sierra University Athletics

At La Sierra University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at La Sierra University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at La Sierra University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

La Sierra University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The La Sierra University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

La Sierra University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to La Sierra University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit La Sierra University, take Interstate 91 to Riverside, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Ontario International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore La Sierra University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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