Life Pacific University

Private, Four-years School Located in San Dimas, CA

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How much is the LPU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, LPU's tuition & fees is $20,462.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $34,865 when a student lives on-campus.

LPU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$20,462
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$10,100
On-campus Expenses$3,151
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,960
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$22,879

How Much Does it Cost to Go to LPU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $96,991 at LPU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $150,652. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $111,442.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$21,875$35,192$26,348
Sophomore (2024-25)$23,386$36,768$27,314
Junior (2025-26)$25,002$38,449$28,342
Senior (2026-27)$26,728$40,243$29,437
4 Years Total$96,991$150,652$111,442
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$23,386$36,768$27,314
Sophomore (2025-26)$25,002$38,449$28,342
Junior (2026-27)$26,728$40,243$29,437
Senior (2027-28)$28,575$42,155$30,604
4 Years Total$103,691$157,616$115,697
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$25,002$38,449$28,342
Sophomore (2026-27)$26,728$40,243$29,437
Junior (2027-28)$28,575$42,155$30,604
Senior (2028-29)$30,548$44,196$31,846
4 Years Total$110,853$165,043$120,230
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$26,728$40,243$29,437
Sophomore (2027-28)$28,575$42,155$30,604
Junior (2028-29)$30,548$44,196$31,846
Senior (2029-30)$32,658$46,373$33,171
4 Years Total$118,509$172,967$125,058
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$28,575$42,155$30,604
Sophomore (2028-29)$30,548$44,196$31,846
Junior (2029-30)$32,658$46,373$33,171
Senior (2030-31)$34,914$48,696$34,582
4 Years Total$126,695$181,421$130,203

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, LPU' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $23,111.
Life Pacific University$20,462
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between LPU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Life Pacific UniversitySan Dimas, CA$20,462$13,280
Bethesda UniversityAnaheim, CA$7,220$6,580
California State University Maritime AcademyVallejo, CA$19,552$17,994
University of Silicon ValleySan Jose, CA$22,480$10,579
Southern California SeminaryEl Cajon, CA$18,720$18,720
Marymount California UniversityRancho Palos Verdes, CA$36,908$15,375
Pacific Union CollegeAngwin, CA$35,214$35,214
Santa Barbara Business College-BakersfieldBakersfield, CA$11,658$7,920
University of Antelope ValleyLancaster, CA$1,465-
Bergin University of Canine StudiesPenngrove, CA$10,440$13,850
John Paul the Great Catholic UniversityEscondido, CA$29,500$26,200

Financial Aid and COA

At Life Pacific University, 351 students (84%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,272.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at LPU is $26,593 for students living on-campus and $36,086 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 69 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,737 and the average amount of student loans is $7,811.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$34,865
COA (off-campus)$44,358
Tuition & Fees$20,462
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,403
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,896
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$26,593
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,086
Average Financial Aid$8,272
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship35184%$8,272
Pell Grants19847%$4,514
Federal Student Loan26363%$6,928
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid6999%-
Grants or Scholarships6491%$9,737
Federal Grants3651%$5,091
Pell Grants3651%$4,891
Other Federal Grants1826%$400
State/Local Grants1521%$4,973
Institutional Grants5883%$6,298
Student Loan Aid4869%$7,811
Federal Student Loans4767%$5,838
Other Student Loans710%$14,365

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

LPU's acceptance rate is 93.97%. A total of 116 applicants applied to and 109 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 76 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 69.72%.
To apply to LPU, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate93.97%96.30%91.94%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)69.72%80.77%59.65%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Life Pacific University has a total of 500 students including 397 undergraduate and 103 graduate students. By gender, there are 250 male students and 301 female students attending LPU. The school offers online degree programs and 198 students enrolled online exclusively (39.60% of all students).
Total551 250301
Undergraduate420 190230
Graduate131 6071

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1100 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered10 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered2 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate94.48%
Student Population500
Graduation Rate46%
Transfer-out Rate33%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 75% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties16 (Full-time), 74 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs62 (Full-time), 96 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$55,883
Average Staff Salary$57,533