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Sierra Nevada College

Incline Village, NV 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

About Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College Overview

Sierra Nevada College is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Incline Village, Nevada. Sierra Nevada College was founded in 1969 and enrolls 274 undergrads and no graduate students. Sierra Nevada College provides on-campus housing for up to 168 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Sierra Nevada College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Sierra Nevada College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Sierra Nevada College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Sierra Nevada College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Sierra Nevada College on the Student Life page.

2022 Sierra Nevada College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 54%
Tuition $34,319

Is Sierra Nevada College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Sierra Nevada College offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Sierra Nevada College

It is moderately difficult to get into Sierra Nevada College. The acceptance rate at Sierra Nevada College is 64%. Out of 830 applications received in 2022, 528 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Sierra Nevada College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 56% of students who start at Sierra Nevada College return the next year. Around 44% of students who started at Sierra Nevada College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Sierra Nevada College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 90% of graduates from Sierra Nevada College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Sierra Nevada College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Sierra Nevada College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Sierra Nevada College's endowment was $4.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Sierra Nevada College spends about $6,698 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Sierra Nevada College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Sierra Nevada College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Sierra Nevada College.

Based on this information, does Sierra Nevada College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Sierra Nevada College a good school for you?

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Where is Sierra Nevada College?

Sierra Nevada College is located in the small town setting of Incline Village, Nevada, in the suburbs of Reno.

If you want to see Sierra Nevada College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Incline Village, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Reno-Tahoe International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Sierra Nevada College and Incline Village are like without leaving home.

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College Info

999 Tahoe Boulevard Incline Village, NV 89451

Campus Setting: Small Town

Sierra Nevada College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Sierra Nevada College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Sierra Nevada College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Sierra Nevada College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


18 to 22


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Sierra Nevada College is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Sierra Nevada College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Sierra Nevada College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1120


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


930 to 1120


930 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Sierra Nevada College students is 1025. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Sierra Nevada College, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Sierra Nevada College.

Sierra Nevada College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Sierra Nevada College is like? There are approximately 274 students enrolled at Sierra Nevada College. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 25% percent are from NV and 75% percent of students are from other states.


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