College Deliberately: La Sierra University

La Sierra University is a small, private not-for-profit, four or more years University that emphasizes religion, culture and research located in the city of Riverside, CA. It is known for Pre-Dentistry Studies, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies and Business Administration and Management, General.

La Sierra University

place 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92505-8247
phone Phone: (951) 785-2000
web Web: https://lasierra.edu
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The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
La Sierra UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
La Sierra UniversityTheology (THEOL) – Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological SchoolsProgramPreaccredited2010
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’


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Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship


La Sierra University is in NAIA Division II. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 26
Soccer Women’s 24
Softball Women’s 24

The complete list of sports at La Sierra University is available for members.


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