Riverside, CA
La Sierra University


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Recent Reviews

Lindsey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My college experience has enabled me to grow internally not only intellectually but also emotionally. I have learned and trai...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My college experience has enabled me to grow internally not only intellectually but also emotionally. I have learned and trained my mind to higher levels that I never knew I could done if I had not attended college. I am fascinated by learning and continue to obsessed with new technology in programming and art, as well as business trends and theories I never new existed. I also have found that through my college experience, I have discovered myself in terms of leadership, friendship, growing my self-esteem and confidence, and trusting others. I have had wonderful professors who come to work daily hoping to teach the future leaders of America. When I saw their enthusiasm, I became even more excited and felt more responsible to earn my education as an investment in myself. I am truly grateful for having the opportunity to learn because so many children and young adults as well as older adults do not have this opportunity in third world countries and even in America. I want to take my skills and concepts I've learned and help make America and the world better.

Alejandro
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have met some really nice people. I have learn more about my future career as a chiropractor. Its been a value to me becaus...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have met some really nice people. I have learn more about my future career as a chiropractor. Its been a value to me because instead of staying at home doing nothing I was doing something to make sure I have a better future. I haven't got much out of my college experience so far cause I've only been there for two quarters but I am sure the longer I attend the more I will get. I am already thinking about doing some social work later on and am sure I will do more work as I spend more time in college. From my college experience so far I have realize that I want to do something to make the world a better place and I probably will learn how to change the world the more I stay in school.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about La Sierra University is that it is expensive.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who don't believe in God because La Sierra University is a Christ centered University

Cecille
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is unique because it is a faith based school. Being faith based I find that the school is more friendly and more compatib...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is unique because it is a faith based school. Being faith based I find that the school is more friendly and more compatible to my morals and my beliefs. It is also a rather small school compared to the big universities. I like it because the class sizes are smaller and the professors actually know you're name. It feels like La Sierra University is one big extended family.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would definitely have some words of wisdom to say. Being a university student in my sophomore year I believe I have come a long way from being a senior in high school. Moving over two thousand miles away from home allowed me to become more independent. It made my skin thicker, but not before I became extremely homesick. I would tell myself that the transition from moving away to attend college would be my biggest challenge because it was against myself. I would also tell myself maybe to enjoy the college life more. I was so absorbed in my academic life that I believe I let some social aspects fall aside. Yes studying is very important but college is also about living in the now, and have some fun. Looking back now, I can see how much I've grown over two years. So yes I though the transition was difficult it was well worth it to see where I am now.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew what I really wanted to do before I came to this school. I practically switched my major after my first quarter because I learned that I didn't want to continue with that path. But i'm greatful for La Sierra University because it showed me what I really was passionate for, and what I actually wanted to do with my life.

Jawon
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The first thing that I would tell myself is "Remember what you are working for." I have had some challenges in my life, and m...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The first thing that I would tell myself is "Remember what you are working for." I have had some challenges in my life, and money was often times an issue. I have had to miss out on different oppurtunities because of money. In high school, I did okay. I could, however, have done a whole lot better. I would tell myself, "Don't settle for just a B in that class. Strive for an A." Grades make a huge difference in how much schools offer you. I would also tell myself to get more involved extracurricular activites. Colleges love to see that you are involved with different things. I was involved in high school. I was Senior class president. But there was much more that I was capable of. The last thing I would tell myself is, "Jawon, keep applying for scholarships!" I would explain to myself that just because I didn't win these scholarships, doesn't mean I should just give up. I don't want to keep burdening my parents with the stress of helping me come up with money for school. "Keep pushing, Jawon. It will all be worth it in the end."

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

It's not an extremely large campus, which makes it more personable. It's easier to make bonds with people on a smaller campus.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is that they don't serve meat in the Cafeteria. It's a Seventh-day Adventist institution, and the church has certain views on meat eating.

Moises
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is located in a very nice location and it is constructing brand-new buildings

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is located in a very nice location and it is constructing brand-new buildings

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I was to go back in time to give myself some advice, i would tell the following: First, i would tell myself that take as many electives or classes that i would like regarding my major. Second i would tell myself to study hard on my math and english classes to get a good grade and not have to take a a low english or math class in college. Third , i would tell myself to use flashcards when studying for exams. And finally i would tell myself to look for scholarships and apply because u may never know when u need money for school, because the school that you may want to go could be really expensive.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is having to find parking during the first few weeks of the semester.

David
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Westmoreland County Community College is a simple community college which provides a great start for students who wants to sa...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Westmoreland County Community College is a simple community college which provides a great start for students who wants to save money.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not change anything that you did during high school, but try to spend some more time with your friends and keep a good relationship while you can.

What's unique about your campus?

Westmoreland County Community College has the best pricing and have a large variety of classes to choose from.

Quiche
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pray!!! College is going to be the most horrible and wonderful experience you've ever had. You will miss out on many things b...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pray!!! College is going to be the most horrible and wonderful experience you've ever had. You will miss out on many things being away from your family, but you will gain many new experiences and friends for life. You will get homesick, you will cry, you will miss birthdays, people will die, but even still you need to stick with it. Also talk to your professors, they are people and will be concerned for your well being. They want to see you succeed probably just as much as you want yourself to. Socalize, despite how shy you are, the people are friendly and want to know more about you. A couple of weeks before school ends for summer break, start packing, you will not want to wait till the last minute, because there is no way you will finish before checkout. Stay focused, take notes and STUDY!!! Oh and just because you get money from financial aid does not mean you should go spending it randomly. And there is no food better than a home cooked meal so eat at home as much as possible. And avoid fast food, you will definitely get enough of it in college. SMILE!!!

What's unique about your campus?

This school is very friendly. The people here have a genuine concern for other people, and are always looking to make new friends. The people at this school, faculty, students, staff, and even the cleaning people look out for one another and are willing to help when it is needed.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about this school would be the concern that people tend to have for drawing people in. Sometimes it seems that the school is more concerned with the new students than the ones it already has. They are constantly making renovations to make things on campus look more appealing, yet they seem to be overlooking the things that really need to be fixed. The campus is already beautiful, now they should fix the problems that are here.

Rodrigo
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is a humble full of energy with excellent school resources, each classroom consist of no more than 25 students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is a humble full of energy with excellent school resources, each classroom consist of no more than 25 students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to make more research on schools rather than to stick to one, and to make sure that each major is different and none of them even if you think there easy there all hard but at the end it is worth it. Also to always keep moving forward.

What's unique about your campus?

Class room attendance because the less students are in the class the more there is one on one with the professor.

Kathy
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I think what is neat and interesting about my school is the way in which they hold true to their faith. At first, I was worri...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I think what is neat and interesting about my school is the way in which they hold true to their faith. At first, I was worried about attending a school that was different than that of my own religion, but after spending a year in it, I was actually excited about attending it for my sophmore, junior, and senior year. I cannot put into words how I admire their religion, which made me grow and want to experience more about my own religion. Also, the faculty here is beyond heartwarming. No matter what you need, they're there for you.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were allowed to see myself as a senior in high school, I would at first look at me and see the changes that I've undergone in just one year. I'd take my younger self by the arm and begin preparing to inform me how college is, and how different it is from high school. I would probably joke around with myself, saying that college isn't really my thing and not waste my time in going; just something to break the ice. I would probably fail at this seeing as how I am very bad at keeping a straight face though. I'd explain how college life is no walk in the park, like many of us daring to embark on that step know by now, but I'd want that message above all to sink in: it is NO walk in the park. Basically I would do everything in my futuristic power to show that college, although enjoyable, nurturing and valuable to learn more about one self is not an easy feat. It requires more than simple essays and eagerness. It requires strength to want to accomplish something, and make something of someone's life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It is sort of hard to try to identify some flaws in my school, being that I really do enjoy being a part of it. But if I had to choose anything that "irks" me about my school, it would have to be the sports division in this school. We are a division 3 school, in which we don't have any scholarships offered for being in a versity team, which is a shame because we have many talented players in soccer, basketball, and baseball even. The coaches are also strong leaders and really know what they are talking about!

Callie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

We have a great science department and a wonderful business department, however, the school is very religious also.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

We have a great science department and a wonderful business department, however, the school is very religious also.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to work harder on my essays and research papers. I do not believe high school prepares you fully for that, I even went to a pre school and I still was not prepared for the types of papers I was going to be writing in college. I would also remind myself not to worry as much, though college is not like high school, it is not something to be scared of. People have gone through college many times, also there will be people there to help you. However, my brother and I are the first to go to college in our family, so it was a new experience for us all. The last advice I would tell myself is to be prepared for all the opprotunities that one could get. There is so much one can do in college, like traveling abroad for example. Be prepared to live your life to the fullest, save your money, have fun, and learn about many different cultures, religions, and people.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

My school is mostly for people who want to go into medical school. La Sierra is a great school for Pre-Med, Bio, math, and nursing. The history department is small at my school, however, I believe that though it is small, it is well-rounded and provides a lot for its students. But because the school is mostly for sciences, the history department is not as well funded as the others and again it's small. I wish we had a more money and more classes offered in different areas of hisotry.

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