B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Sierra Nevada College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
999 Tahoe BLVD
Incline Village, NV 89451
From Sierra Nevada College

There is no place on Earth like Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe.

Take classes from a talented faculty who hold prestigious advanced degrees and have distinguished careers in their field. Learn directly from professors who have been there and done that. Faculty will inspire you, push you, support you, and prepare you to succeed.

Our students find a welcoming community. They receive individualized support and instruction. They find all of this and more, while living in one of the most beautiful and unique places on the planet.

Come to SNC Tahoe. Find yourself.

Sierra Nevada College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
850-1050
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$26,370/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,553/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,420/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,658/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,374/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,250/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
475Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
23%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
39%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.18 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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Transferring to Sierra Nevada College was the best decision I've ever made. The location is one-of-a kind and the education is top-notch. SNC professors are brilliant and all have professional experience in their field of choice. Getting internships and job opportunities is extremely easy, especially by networking through the connections the school already has. Scholarships make this school very affordable. I cannot recommend Sierra Nevada College enough!
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Great school that is actually IN the mountains. The closest ski resort is two minuets away and the spectacular lake is only a five minute walk! If your looking to go to college, but don't want to give up your outdoor lifestyle, come to SNC. The college is action sport oriented and has a great freestyle and alpine ski team! The professors are hands on and very accredited. The only criticism I have is that the dorm food could be substantially better. Overall, this school is a hidden gem. Would highly recommend.
Right in the mountains, less than a 2 minute drive from the nearest ski resort and over 6 resorts less than an hour away! Professors have loads of real world experience so my education feels very applicable to a future career. Small classes (10-20 students) make it easy to connect with professors to get the most out of course material. Plus, Lake Tahoe is less than a 5 minute walk away...you can't really beat that!