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La Sierra University

Riverside, California

La Sierra University foutain At La Sierra University, we offer a hands-on education in a Christian environment on our friendly campus in Southern California. 


We are open to ideas

At La Sierra, we investigate, explore, debate and discuss topics with you in a supportive Adventist Christian environment. That's just one of the reasons we've earned a widespread reputation as high quality academic university.

Christian Environment

You can open your heart to God

As a Seventh-day Adventist Christian university, our faith is alive everywhere on campus. We offer a wide range of worship activities. Another way to grow in your faith is by participating in a mission trip for a few weeks, a quarter, or a whole year!

Kenya Mission Trip LSU girls dorm

Students working in the lab Students enjoy a quiet afternoon in the lawn

Student doing her chemistry homework

Physics student doing homework LSU water aerobics class

Students enjoying breakfast in the Caf. Honors dorm

Football is always popular at LSU Sierra Towers dorm


Small Classes

Your professor's door is open

Our classes average just 20 students, so your professors can get to know you and make time when you need extra help. The faculty will mentor you for research projects.

Practical Education

Your education will open doors

We provide a useful education that prepares you to enter a career or head off to graduate school. Or, you can study in one of our pre-health profession programs as a jumping-off point for a medical career. Many La Sierra students go on to study health-related careers at Loma Linda University.

Financial Aid

We're open to helping you financially

If you need financial aid, you're not alone – 84% of students receive financial aid. It is our goal that qualified students will never be denied an education for financial reasons. Our Student Financial Services office will assist you in the scholarship and financial aid application process every step of the way.

Living on Campus

Enjoy the open space

On our spacious 150-acre campus, you can live in one of the residence halls or the Honors Dormitory. Men and women live separately. You can live off campus if you're married, living with family, or over age 22.

Fun Things To Do

Many activities fill your open time

Music, drama, arts, sports, clubs-there are dozens of things to do at La Sierra! You can participate in our renowned music and arts programs, play sports at varsity, club or intramural level, or work out at our facilities. Or, join in one of our many special-interest clubs.


Explore the great wide open in Southern California

La Sierra University is in Southern California, within one hour's drive of Los Angeles, the beaches, and the mountains. You can go surfing, snowboarding, hiking, shopping, rock climbing, attend concerts and sports events, or even go to Disneyland and other theme parks. And don't bother bringing your umbrella–it's Southern California!

Service to Others

Helping people will open your eyes

We believe in using our education to make a difference in our world. Our service-learning courses let you apply your classroom lessons to help the community around you. And, our Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has helped people around the globe to live better through empowerment. Our SIFE team is so good at it that they have won the international championship six times and the World Cup twice!


We welcome all with open arms

We attract a diverse group of students form all walks of life. As a matter of fact, we're one of the most diverse universities in the West. You'll make lifelong friendships in our close-knit community.


Visit Campus!

Our campus is open to YOU!

We invite you to come and see if La Sierra is right for you. You may stay on campus in the dormitory if you are coming from out of town. To set up your visit: 

Call: 800.874.5587
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  Apply today! Click here to start your free online application!