This school has it all! After graduating high school early, I wasn't too sure Sierra would be the place for me, but after attending Sierra for a semester and a half, my thoughts have completely changed! After using the extremely helpful site, RateMyProfessor.com, I was able to make informed decisions on the professors I wanted. I also scheduled a counseling appointment with one of their MANY counselors, and was completely amazed at the care, depth, and preparedness I was given during that meeting. Not only did my counselor explain each and every course to me, she also created a year plan to get me in and done at Sierra. How great is that? I definitely was not prepared to have such a caring person guide me through an often very scary moment in life.
While walking around campus, most people seem extremely friendly and helpful. You could stop and ask anyone a question if you happened to get lost, and they would gladly help out. Professors are also EXTREMELY caring. They all put forth 110% and are always there if you are having issues with homework, exams, or even life. They all are extremely clear on what they expect from you, and are willing to answer any questions you have. So far, I have not had a single issue with my instructors, but I also contribute that luck to RateMyProfessor.com.
The difficulty of courses ranges as one might expect. I have noticed that peers in my class will have a much harder course than the one I have, so again, check RateMyProfessor.com to see just how difficult an instructor may be.
Having a good experience at Sierra will also depend hugely on the initiative of the student and the effort the put forth. Good experiences don't always come knocking, its up to you to make the most out of every situation. Good Luck!