La Sierra University

Place Category: North America

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  • An Adventist Institution that started as an academy school, boarding school and became an Adventist University. The school is open for the under graduate and post graduate with an accessible amenities for the students. Located in Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California. A member of the American Council on Education, Association of American Colleges, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities Approved by: California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    Language of Instruction: English


    La Sierra University began as La Sierra Academy, founded in 1922 as a secondary boarding school. It became Southern California Junior College in 1927 and La Sierra College in 1939, growing to four-year degreegrantingstatus in 1944. In 1967, it became an integral part of Loma Linda University as the College of Arts andSciences. The School of Education was organized in 1968, the School of Business and Management in 1986, andthe School of Religion in 1987. During this merger with Loma Linda University, it continued to operate on the LaSierra campus. In 1990, the Loma Linda and La Sierra campuses were reorganized into two separate universitiesand the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Business and Management, and theSchool of Religion, together with the Center for Lifelong Learning, became La Sierra University.


    The University is located on the western side of the city of Riverside, just north of Interstate 91 at the Pierce Street exit.


    Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (since 1953), Association of Theological Schools, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Council on Social Work Education, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Pacific American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers, National Association of Schools of Music, Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.


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