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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    A-
Sierra is a public college located in Rocklin, California in the Sacramento Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,448 undergraduate students. The Sierra acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Natural Sciences, and Business. Graduating 38% of students, Sierra alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,200.
About Sierra College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
5100 Sierra College Blvd
Rocklin, CA 95677
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,413/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,709/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.114 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.110 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.109 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,448Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11,773
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    67%
  • Average
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
53%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.122 responses
45%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.125 responses
56%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.39 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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Sierra College Reviews

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I've been attending Sierra College, Rocklin for 2 1/2 years and am preparing to graduate. To be honest, there have been challenges. As a disabled student, don't expect anyone to make it easy. I DID NOT go in wanting anyone to make my journey easy for me, and I got what I wanted! The high caliber professors who CHOSE to work at this highly rated two year institution are without equal. If a student shows interest and commitment, their investment is returned ten fold. With clubs, sports and an Honor Society, there are plenty of opportunities to bolster that transcript and resume! An education and knowledge are priceless and can't be taken from you. Cherish them. Chose Sierra!
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Sierra College is listed as Northern California's highest ranked community college for many reasons. Personally, I think the quality of the professors is the most important. They create UC level classes and ensure you get top notch education. Additionally, they all are available to help you succeed and want to help in any way they can. Another important reason Sierra College will rock your socks is the plethora of opportunities offered. From internships, high paying job connections, clubs, services, and other extracurricular activities Sierra College will help you grow in many aspects and ensures there is a place for everyone. The quality education available at Sierra College and the many opportunities are what enabled my acceptance to now transfer to Cal Berkeley. I highly recommend this school to anybody and everybody!
I attended Sierra College for 5 Years and had an amazing growing experience. Being a first generation student, I started off not knowing what to do. With the help of my Counselor Dr. Ortega he guided me into the right direction and now I am starting Nursing School in the Fall. Sierra College has several clubs of different interests and Ethnic backgrounds. They also have programs to help students out financially, mentally and physically throughout your College experience. I never felts lost or misguided at Sierra College and I recommend this school to everyone!