La Sierra University

Graduates: 177
Undergraduates: 2105
Graduates: 177
Setting: Small four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $27,972.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,972.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1405 / 18 / 3:10
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 42:58
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 40%

Our Mission Is: TO SEEK truth, enlarging human understanding through scholarship; TO KNOW God, ourselves, and the world through reflection, instruction, and mentoring; TO SERVE others, contributing to the good of our local and global communities. We pursue this mission with excellence, integrity, compassion, and mutual respect.

La Sierra University (La Sierra or LSU) is a Seventh-day Adventist co-educational university located in Riverside, California, United States, and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Adventist Accrediting Association. La Sierra offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level degrees. Founded in 1922 as La Sierra Academy, it later became La Sierra College, a liberal arts college, and then was merged into Loma Linda University in 1967. In 1990, La Sierra separated from Loma Linda University to become an independent institution.

The Brandstater Gallery is dedicated to the intellectual and artistic life of the university, and is committed to collaboration with other institutions and the community at large. It provides the opportunity to interact with artists and artistic projects by featuring exhibits of regional, national, and international importance. The gallery provides students and graduates of the La Sierra University art program, a professional setting to exhibit artwork and projects required to complete their education.

La Sierra was founded in 1922 when the Southeastern California Conference, one of the regional governing bodies of the Adventist church, obtained 300 acres (120 ha) of land n an unincorporated area of Riverside County from Willits J. Hole The land was once a part of a large Mexican land grant named Rancho La Sierra, giving La Sierra its current nam Since its founding in 1922 as La Sierra Academy, La Sierra has morphed through a number of stages. In 1927, the school became known as La Sierra Academy and Normal School when it expanded into offering courses for future teachers. Later that year, after course offerings were expanded, it became known as the Southern California Junior College In 1939, the school was renamed La Sierra College. It was first accredited as a four-year liberal arts college in 1946 In 1964 the city of Riverside annexed much of La Sierra lands and nearby Arlington, placing the college within Riverside's city limits In 1967, the college merged with Loma Linda University, becoming Loma Linda University's College of Arts and Sciences During this time, La Sierra's School of Education, School of Business and Management, and its Division of Continuing Studies were founded In 1990, the two campuses were reorganized into separate institutions and the La Sierra campus became La Sierra University However, La Sierra is still a major feeder school for Loma Linda University particularly for Loma Linda's medical programs After the separation of the two campuses into independent institutions, Fritz Guy became president of LSU He was followed by Lawrence T. Geraty in 1993 In 1999, over 20 percent of the student body signed a petition criticizing the university's core curriculum due to its alleged lack of focus on the Bible, politically liberal leanings, and "subversive attacks on Christianity and monotheism La Sierra sold approximately 200 acres of its land to a developer in 2000, in what the university described as "the most significant physical change to La Sierra in the institution's 78-year history The land, which the school formerly used for agriculture and a dairy, became a planned development known as "Riverwalk" In 2007, Randal Wisbey, previously president of Columbia Union College, became president of La Sierra University.

Suburban, 150 acres (61 ha)

Chief_administrator: Randal Wisbey (President)
Fax: 9517852319
Phone: 95178500000000
Geographic region: Far West AK CA HI NV OR WA
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Undergraduate application fee: $30.00
Graduate application fee: $30.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): No
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): No
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): No
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No