Sierra Nevada College

Overview of Sierra Nevada College

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.

Areas of Study

Students at the school often study conservation and resource management, education and teaching, fine arts, hospitality.

Sierra Nevada College Selectivity

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.

Student Body

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.

Student Life

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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Contacting Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College
999 Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village , NV 89451
General Phone: (775) 831-1314

Sierra Nevada College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching88elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Business and Management11business management, entrepreneurship, international business
Liberal Arts10English language and literature, liberal arts and humanities, international studies
Fine Arts8fine arts
Therapy and Counseling6psychology
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Hospitality2resort management
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Sierra Nevada College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4412
Master's degree882

Sierra Nevada College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sierra Nevada College had a total enrollment of 833 students (859 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 26%
Graduate 74%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 6%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 12%
20-21 10%
22-24 15%
25-29 22%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Sierra Nevada College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Sierra Nevada College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440560
SAT Math440560
ACT Composite2023

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT60%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT33%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Sierra Nevada College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,068
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,068
Room and board $ 8,824
Room charge $ 4,724
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,100
Books and supplies $ 1,454
Other expenses $ 3,985

Financial Aid:
Sierra Nevada College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 919200)

Sierra Nevada College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1211

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$77,3674$68,915
Associate professoracademic year1*3$57,000
Assistant professoracademic year3$53,0004$49,748
All faculty totalacademic year10$67,32011$58,695

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Sierra Nevada College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports437

Sierra Nevada College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Resort Management

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Sierra Nevada College Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of degrees in fine arts
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Top 7%Sierra Nevada College % of degrees in fine arts
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 9%Sierra Nevada College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
Salaries of full-time faculty
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% students 40 years or older
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Top 15%Sierra Nevada College % students 40 years or older
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Top 18%Sierra Nevada College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in hospitality
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Top 18%Sierra Nevada College % of degrees in hospitality
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Top 19%Sierra Nevada College Number of students
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Top 19%Sierra Nevada College Number of degree programs

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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