If you want to apply to La Sierra University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of La Sierra University's admissions stats.
|La Sierra University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||13%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||86.5%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||27.2%|
These are the application deadlines for La Sierra University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||Info Not Available||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
La Sierra University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Some students apply to college early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is not difficult.
La Sierra University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does La Sierra University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
Make sure to check with La Sierra University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to La Sierra University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with La Sierra University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.02|
|Other Requirements||√||Eligibility Index Table (combination of GPA and test scores)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to La Sierra University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 78% submitted a class rank. At La Sierra University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.
At La Sierra University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to La Sierra University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
La Sierra University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
La Sierra University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 86.5% of La Sierra University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27.2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of La Sierra University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of La Sierra University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.
To be most competitive at La Sierra University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for La Sierra University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for La Sierra University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to La Sierra University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in La Sierra University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to La Sierra University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to La Sierra University.
Does La Sierra University accept transfer credits?
✅ La Sierra University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. La Sierra University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does La Sierra University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ La Sierra University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to La Sierra University?
✅ La Sierra University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is La Sierra University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for La Sierra University is 57%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at La Sierra University?
✅ La Sierra University offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to La Sierra University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to La Sierra University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
23 and Above
16 to 23
16 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At La Sierra University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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