C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    B
Sierra College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677

Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$8,759/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,364/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,287/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,082/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,348/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,715/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
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.104 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,828Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
53%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.116 responses
47%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.119 responses
58%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.33 responses

After Sierra College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
76%
National
83%

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Sierra College Reviews

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Beautiful campus with lots of great instructors! This community college is gorgeous with lots of wildlife, dorms, and many unique programs. Lots of people go here for there first time because if how easy it is to get help with paperwork and scholarships. Not only are college counselor available 24/7, theirs also a doctors office on campus. Many of the schools resources have been built by other students and professors for many decades. It seems as if the whole town of Rocklin was made for college students with the endless chains of restaurants and many jobs.
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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!
The engineering major is an incredibly demanding program that requires dedicated hard work. Students are exposed to a diverse scope of courses including drafting, descriptive geometry, statics, materials science, and circuit theory, not to mention all other requisites from other areas of focus such as mathematics and physics, and general education requirements. The classrooms and equipment are dated, but the professors make good and creative use of all tools that are available. Additionally, professors are helpful in providing knowledge of internship opportunities.