Sierra Nevada College

999 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, United States
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Overview of Sierra Nevada College

About this school

Sierra Nevada, founded in 1969, is a private, liberal arts college. Its five-acre campus is located in Incline Village, 30 miles from Reno.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:433
    • Men:245 (56.6%)
    • Women:188 (43.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Sierra Nevada College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 26
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
August 26
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
August 26
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 26
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
999 Tahoe Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Incline Village, NV  89451
Phone
(775) 831-1314
Fax
(775) 831-1347
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
December 1
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 735 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 382 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 353 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
127 (25%) of 507 admitted students enrolled
Women
52 (19%) of 272 admitted students enrolled
Men
75 (32%) of 235 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.18
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
17%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
515 average |450-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
41%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
510 average |460-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
17%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,639 (66.6061261555415%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,764 (26.047384853988532%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (3.265106217986654%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,000 (4.081382772483317%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Sierra Nevada College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009192
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
English
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


41

Part-Time Faculty


89

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


17%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 52% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
36,377

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
50
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Sierra Nevada College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


34.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


35.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (24)


  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Ecology
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Outdoor Education
  • Photojournalism
  • Psychology, General
  • Resort Management
  • Sustainability Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Psychology

Online Degrees


Education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,777

Nearest Metropolitan Area


20 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Reno

Weather


Temperature
19.9 average low in January, 83.1 average high in September
Rain
51 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Reno
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Truckee, Calif.
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Truckee, Calif.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Rock Climbing
Skiing (Downhill)

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Rock Climbing
Skiing (Downhill)

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
rock climbing, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Sierra Nevada College offers choral groups, student newspaper, film club, international club, sustainability club, rock climbing club, first generation club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


410

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
433
Women
188
Men
245

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 3.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 2.8% Black/African-American
  • 3.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.0% White
  • 5.5% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


517

Student Resources

Study resources