where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

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Student Orientation

For all new students the journey begins at summer orientation.

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uLife Magazine

uLife Magazine - an online magazine for future students.

Future Parents Guide

Transfer Students Guide

Future Students Guide

International Students Guide

Academics

At La Sierra, we investigate, explore, debate, and discuss topics with you in a supportive and nurturing environment. We offer small class settings, faculty whose doors are open to you, and a Strong Christian foundation.

We emphasize community service and offer a wide variety of service-learning courses where you apply your classroom knowledge to assist others.

Christian Environment

As a Seventh-day Adventist Christian university, our faith is alive everywhere on campus. We welcome students from all faith backgrounds. You'll find a wide range of campus worship activities. And we help you put your faith into action by providing opportunities for service in the local community and abroad.

Southern California

On our suburban, gated campus in Riverside, California, you can live in one of three residence halls or the Honors dormitory. Men and women live separately. You can live off campus if you're married, in graduate programs, living with family, or above the age of 22.

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Parents: a big part of the La Sierra Family

We'd like to extend a hearty welcome to every parent who is considering La Sierra University for their son or daughter. Get more information to help you better understand the many resources La Sierra has to offer your soon-to-be college student.

Transfering to La Sierra

Every year, La Sierra welcomes transfer students from across the nation and throughout the world. At the beginning of your first quarter, you will participate in an orientation designed specifically for transfer students. Throughout your La Sierra experience, you'll meet with your academic advisor to discuss course selection as well as your academic goals.

uLife Magazine An online magazine for future students

Learn more about academic opportunities, spiritual life, campus activities, and how to apply to La Sierra University.

Find out how students are learning in exciting ways inside and outside of the classroom. See how studying abroad is expanding students' horizons. Learn how service is a part of life at La Sierra. Get a taste of campus life and the many clubs, activities, and organizations students can join. Read student-conducted interviews with faculty and student leaders. Learn what majors are available, what the food is like on campus, and how to decorate a dorm room.

ULife Magazine is published each spring and fall specifically for prospective students. Click here to check out the latest issue!

Enrollment Services Counselors

David Lofthouse
Vice President
Wayne Dunbar
Associate Vice President
Kylie Corrigan
Graduate Counselor
Samuel Acosta
Undergraduate Counselor
Cody Breyer
Undergraduate Counselor
Jorge Diaz
Undergraduate Counselor
Willie Neal
Transfer Student Counselor
Esther Olmedo
Undergraduate Counselor
Alex Schmidt
International Counselor
Rama Tamubulon
Undergraduate Counselor

Start you application process and find out who is your enrollment counselor.

Undergraduate Programs

Pre-professional Programs

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Ministry

Pre-Health Professions

  • Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Cytotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetic Technology
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Health Information Administration
  • Medical Radiography/Radiation
  • Medicine
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Veterinary Medicine

Paying for College

The Student Financial Services office is here to help with financial aid processes. The staff also keeps up to date on scholarships that could benefit La Sierra students.

Choosing Classes

First-year students meet with their academic coach/advisor each week for their first two quarters. Then they are assigned an advisor from their major department who will help them choose the classes they need to complete their program.

Beyond Class

A lot of learning takes place outside of the classroom. The Division of Student Life is headquarters for student government, activities, organizations, spiritual life, and much more to enhance your college experience.

Career Center

We want you to find a good job after you finish your degree at La Sierra. A new Career Center, located in the Zapara School of Business, is expected to open before the end of fall quarter.

Different ways to apply

  1. Apply online on our website.
  2. Download the (Undergraduate or Graduate) application form and e-mail, mail, or fax the form back to us.
  3. Call 1-800-874-5587 to request a hard-copy application form by mail or request a printed application be sent to you by mail.

Preffered Applications Deadlines

La Sierra University has a rolling application system, and we will accept your application for any future term at any time.

New Freshman Applications: February 1
Transfer Applications: July 15

All Applications: November 15

All Applications: March 1

All Applications: May 1