Sierra Nevada University

Incline Village, NV

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

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Tuition & Fees

$35,508

$35,508

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
17%
500-599
47%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
57%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
18-23
50%
12-17
50%
24-29
8%
18-23
42%
12-17
50%
24-29
8%
18-23
75%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 528
Declined + 302
Total Received 830
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Private (nonprofit)

350

undergraduate students

424

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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School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 774
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 University
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89451

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
17%
500-599
47%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
57%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
18-23
50%
12-17
50%
24-29
8%
18-23
42%
12-17
50%
24-29
8%
18-23
75%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline September 1
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

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 528
Declined + 302
Total Received 830

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

Kieran Bennett
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 866 412-4636
F: 775 831-6223
admissions@sierranevada.edu

Financial Aid

50%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,462

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 - $25,462
Total with Avg. Aid $24,471

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $483,746
State $19,940
Institutional $4,146,363
Other external $0
Total $4,650,049

Non-need-based

Federal $2,502
State $17,840
Institutional $2,539,640
Other external $21,050
Total $2,581,032
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 412-4636
financialaid@sierranevada.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jackie Dontcho
Financial Services Manager
financialaid@sierranevada.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer

Club Sports - Men's

climbing

Club Sports - Women's

climbing

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 Art
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Marketing
New Genres
Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Photography
Psychology
Secondary Education
Ski Business/Resort Management
Special Education
Sustainability
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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

774

total students

25%

in-state

75%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

45%

350
students

Female
48%
169

Male
52%
181

55%

424
students

Female
72%
305

Male
28%
119

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

331
students

Female
47%
155

Male
53%
176

6%

19
students

Female
74%
14

Male
26%
5

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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
2%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

32%

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 All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented England
France
Italy
Norway
Slovakia
Sweden
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab

International Student Contact

Kieran Bennett
Director of Admissions
866 412-4636
kbennett@sierranevada.edu

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