La Sierra University Reviews

4.24 out of 5 stars
(8 Reviews)
  • Riverside (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,778
100% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 8 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Ryan Olivares - 7/31/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"I really enjoyed my experience at La Sierra University, i attened the satellite campus in ontario and corona that focused specifically on criminal justice. The campuses weren't that big so most of the students knew and hung out with eachother making for a fun and communicative environment. The facility also encourage students to come to them with any issues they may have been facing of if they ever want to just talk and hang out. I was able to build relationships there with students and facility that i still cherish today. If i had to give advice to other students who are looking to go to a school that focuses on a specific major is to make sure that the major is something your really passionate about. There is nothing wrong with going to a communite college to try to find out what it is you trully want to study, i had friends who later decided to transfer out of the program because they realized that thiz was not the field they want to major in. When talking with them they told me they weren't sure when they first applied if they want to work in the criminal justice field but the counselors and recruiters were so convincing they decided to apply, and looking back they wish they went to a community college to find their passion before. College can be a great experience if you are open to people and opportunities and are willing to work hard."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Pilar - 6/24/2017
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"Exercise science is a good stepping stone degree. If you plan on going into the workforce with only this degree you will probably feel underpaid and underutilized. If you plan on studying something like Physical Therapy or Public Health, then you are on the right track."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Maressa Villa - 3/15/2017
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
"Located in the heart of Riverside County, La Sierra University has so much potential to offer. Being a school based on Seventh-day Adventist beliefs, one has the opportunity to study religion as well as science. Besides the beautiful California weather, the campus is nationally declared as an arboretum where you can walk on campus and discover the amazing foliage. Being a small private institution, one has the ability to grow close to professors. There are many opportunities for science research. Many of the professors in the sciences are well known for their research advances. We have one professor who was a part of the Human Genome Project. Being part of a smaller school allows you to participate in many events. Every year La Sierra University hosts REVO, a student-held fashion show where donations have gone throughout all parts of the world. In addition to their connections, you are 45 minutes away from Los Angeles and most beach cities. You are 20 minutes away from Disneyland where you can relax after finals. The Biomedical degree is a revolutionized program. You get hands-on lab training as well as hands-on scientific research training. A world now technologically advanced, you have access to many computer programs for scientific research including entire genomic libraries for many different species. You also have the opportunity to travel with professors to Southeast Asia including Malaysia, where you are able to discover new species and post publications on them in Zootaxa. For Anatomy and Physiology, we are one of the few universities who allow undergraduate students to practice and study on human cadavers. Most students who are majoring in the sciences are also considering medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or any allied health science, have close connections to Loma Linda University. I spent the most amazing four years of undergraduate in this beautiful university. You will not regret choosing a better university to pursue your science degree."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Lauren Prado - 8/16/2016
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014
"The fine arts program at La Sierra University shine brightest among the private religious schools in California. The professors are always willing to help, listen, and guide the willing student in the right direction. The faculty are what make the Art Department so great."
5.0 out of 5 stars
KMn - 7/11/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"La Sierra University is a great school whether or not you are Seventh-day Adventist. The main thing I enjoyed about this school was the relationships you are able to build with your professors. Because the classes are smaller, one of my upper division chemistry classes had 9 students, you feel as if you are an important part of the course and it motivates you to go to class and try to do well. If you reach out to the professors and simply show you are trying, they will do their best to work with you as they want you to succeed. Also, the campus is beautiful. One thing I did not like is the cafeteria food, but I assume this is a problem everywhere. The food is vegetarian and the healthy choices they offer are just cold vegetables and not very appetizing. Other than that it is a great school."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Josh - 6/15/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"This is a wonderful academic institution. A place where student life flourishes and academia prospers. It is located about an hour away from many attractive venues across the Los Angeles area. Faculty and staff are very caring and compassionate. Though this university is affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, they fully accept students from a variety of backgrounds. As of this date, I just finished my first year at La Sierra University, and I can quite say it was an incredible journey. I definitely recommend this university for those seeking a beautiful campus with an active community.This is a wonderful academic institution. A place where student life flourishes and academia prospers. It is located about an hour away from many attractive venues across the Los Angeles area. Faculty and staff are very caring and compassionate. Though this university is affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, they fully accept students from a variety of backgrounds. As of this date, I just finished my first year at La Sierra University, and I can quite say it was an incredible journey. I definitely recommend this university for those seeking a beautiful campus with an active community."
4.8 out of 5 stars
DrBradleyWasTheBest - 5/31/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2007
"La Sierra has very good professors who care and have the time to give you a lot of attention because of the small class size. Even though it is a Christian school, they are open minded and accepting of all beliefs. There are many activities , clubs and events that make it a fun place to make friends. You will learn how to be a problem solving, critical thinking, open minded person at this University. They also have an abroad program where you can go to a school in another country for a year and learn a new language. If I had to do it all over again I would choose La Sierra."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Sarah Day - 8/26/2013
Degree: MBA in Marketing
Graduation Year: 2010
"The level of instruction and class choices at La Sierra didn't live up to the expected standards for a school that is privately funded and very expensive. Although the campus is beautiful, the dorms need to be updated badly and the cafeteria is sub par. That being said, I do value the education I received at La Sierra and the friendships I made there. Also, don't expect all teachers to be Adventist. Although it is an Adventist school, many teachers and students are other denominations or non-religous. This may be a plus or a minus depending on what you are looking for."
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