Sierra Nevada College is located in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in Incline Village, NV. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Sierra Nevada College top out at the Master's degree.
Students at the school often study conservation and resource management, education and teaching, fine arts, hospitality.
The admissions department at Sierra Nevada College does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 440 to 560 in 2007-2008. A quarter of students admitted in 2007-2008 scored 560 or higher on the math SAT.
Sierra Nevada College offers classes to 833 students (859 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at the school.
Sierra Nevada College does offer meal plans to students.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"SNC Institutional Mission Sierra Nevada College is a four-year, independent, non-sectarian liberal arts college with graduate programs in Teacher Education. The mission of SNC is to provide a high-quality education in a personalized environment designed to prepare students for successful lives and careers. Sierra Nevada College is committed to helping students develop their potential as thinking, ethical beings possessed of a broad world view. SNC values the uniqueness of individuals and a spirit of entrepreneurship for itself and its students. It also seeks to encourage a sense of responsibility for the future of our increasingly complex, technological, interdependent global environment. Sierra Nevada College is committed to promoting and sustaining opportunities for life-long learning and thus offers intellectual, educational, and cultural resources to its graduates and the communities it serves. (APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FEBRUARY 19, 1999.) SNC Academic Mission Our graduates will be scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world. Sierra Nevada College combines the liberal arts and professional preparedness through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes environmental, social, economic and cultural sustainability."
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