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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Sierra Nevada is a private university located in Incline Village, Nevada in the Reno Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 372 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Sierra Nevada acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, International Business, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 47% of students, Sierra Nevada alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,300.
999 Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference

SNU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1190
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$30,352/ 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
$17,752/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
372Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
25
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Adventurous people that love the outdoors.
    50%
  • Very active student, involved in snow sports.
    33%
  • ski bum
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
37%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Tahoe
    36%
  • Mountain Town
    27%
  • Adventure
    18%
  • Expensive
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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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Please read! Only go here if you ski/snowboard avidly and are in love with it, you can easily do that everyday with other kids who love it, and you're going to have a great time. If not, please please do something better: It's expensive, the food is barely edible(seriously, i've gone hungry a lot), many of the courses are such a waste of time you'll wonder how its allowed, the school is so small you’ll know everyone's name the first day, socializing happens once or twice a week, and you're really going to wish you went to a school that challenges and stimulates you.
If you're not passionate about snow sports, please take advantage of your college years by going to a school that's going to push you, socially and academically so you learn about your field and are set up for success.however If you are passionate about snow sports, you're going to have the time of your life regardless of how the school is because you'll be busy and theres nothing wrong with that if its your thing.
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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!
Stunning campus. Just beautiful. Amazing school culture, strong student involvement, and overall a very happy place. However, academics could be stronger. A lot of teachers are old, forgetful, and disorganized. This makes learning quite difficult and my grades have sometimes suffered from it. It's too expensive for the quality of education being provided. That being said, I love this school. It's a very unique and special place and I would make the same choice to attend now as I did two years ago.