Tuition & Fees

$35,508

$35,508

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
41%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
600-699
18%
500-599
36%
400-499
41%
300-399
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
33%
12-17
29%
30-36
13%
24-29
13%
18-23
50%
12-17
24%
24-29
33%
18-23
50%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 808
Declined + 106
Total Received 914
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Private (nonprofit)

397

undergraduate students

499

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 4757
ACT 2497

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Location

School Facts

Sierra Nevada, founded in 1969, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 18-acre campus is located in Incline Village, 31 miles from Reno.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 896
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Incline Village, NV

18-acre campus in Incline Village (Incline Village-Crystal Bay population: 8,777), 31 miles from Reno; graduate branch campuses in Las Vegas and Reno. Major airport serves Reno; smaller airport serves South Lake Tahoe (25 miles); bus and train serve Truckee, CA (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Sierra Nevada College
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89451

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
20%
Top 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/4
25%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
41%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
600-699
18%
500-599
36%
400-499
41%
300-399
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
33%
12-17
29%
30-36
13%
24-29
13%
18-23
50%
12-17
24%
24-29
33%
18-23
50%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 20
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 808
Declined + 106
Total Received 914

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Abigail Stevens
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 866 412-4636
F: 775 831-6223
admissions@sierranevada.edu

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,060

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,319
Room $6,946
Board $6,879
Additional fees $1,189
Books & supplies $600
Total $49,933
Average Financial Aid - $28,060
Total with Avg. Aid $21,873

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $708,180
State $4,950
Institutional $4,333,224
Other external $0
Total $5,046,354

Non-need-based

Federal $3,736
State $34,400
Institutional $1,139,432
Other external $73,621
Total $1,251,189
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 412-4636
jroberts@sierranevada.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Judy Roberts
Director of Financial Aid
jroberts@sierranevada.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

climbing, mountain biking, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Christian Deleon (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, California Pacific Conference
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
royal blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Administrative Leadership
Biology
Ceramics
Creative Writing
Digital Arts
Education
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science/Ecology
Finance/Economics
Fine Arts
Global Business Management
Humanities
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Management
Marketing
New Genres
Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Photography
Psychology
Secondary Education
Ski Business/Resort Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

896

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

44%

397
students

Female
46%
183

Male
54%
214

56%

499
students

Female
74%
367

Male
26%
132

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

372
students

Female
46%
169

Male
54%
203

7%

25
students

Female
56%
14

Male
44%
11

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Student Break-down

4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Tutors
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