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Sierra Nevada University
  • 4 Year
  • INCLINE VILLAGE, NV

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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

999 TAHOE BLVD.
INCLINE VILLAGE, NV 89451
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
From Sierra Nevada University

There is no place on Earth like Sierra Nevada University.

We are a dynamic and intimate learning lab that cultivates classroom interaction with practical experience situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe. We are the only school of its kind in the Sierra. We emphasize Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and Creative Intelligence. Here, in our unique environment you can creatively explore academics, emerging career options, new friendships, and interaction with top faculty.

Our talented faculty are distinguished in their fields. They will inspire you, challenge you, support you, and prepare you to succeed.

Experience the adventure where the high Sierras meet the classroom.

Come to SNU Tahoe and thrive!

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Sierra Nevada University 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
64%
SAT Range
930-1150
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,242 / 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
$19,775 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
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

Resort Management & Outdoor Adventure

Experience the adventure of the majestic Tahoe Basin and a world class education at SNU, the jewel of the Sierras, as you prepare for a life-changing career. Navigate snow-covered terrain, cook a gourmet backcountry meal, debate land ethics, climb a granite wall, or guide a raft through a river gorge while learning from the best faculty in their disciplines.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
331 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
40
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Adventurous people that love the outdoors.
    50%
  • Very active student, involved in snow sports.
    33%
  • ski bum
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
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
  • Tahoe
    36%
  • Mountain Town
    27%
  • Adventure
    18%
  • Expensive
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
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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Rating 3.54 out of 5  204 reviews
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