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Sierra Nevada College Overview

Sierra Nevada College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Incline Village, Nevada. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Incline Village draws many to the area.

What Is Sierra Nevada College Known For?

91 Undergraduate Awards
$34,342 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at SNC may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SNC.
  • In 2017-2018, 23% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from SNC with a bachelor's degree make about $42,100 a year. That's 3% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Sierra Nevada College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SNC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#87 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Sierra Nevada College?

Location of Sierra Nevada College

Contact details for SNC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451
Phone: 775-831-1314

How Do I Get Into SNC?

You can apply to SNC online at:

Admission Requirements for SNC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SNC?

69% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
57% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at SNC is 69%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 57% of students accepted to SNC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Sierra Nevada College  ( 460 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Sierra Nevada College  ( 450 to 580 )
SNC received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Sierra Nevada College  ( 19 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Sierra Nevada College  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Sierra Nevada College  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford Sierra Nevada College?

$34,342 Net Price
90% Take Out Loans
9.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SNC is $34,342. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SNC, approximately 90% of students took out student loans averaging $5,381 a year. That adds up to $21,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SNC is 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Sierra Nevada College Undergraduate Student Diversity

331 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 371 undergraduate students at SNC, with 331 being full-time and 40 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SNC

There are also 384 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 331 full-time undergraduates at SNC, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SNC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Sierra Nevada College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SNC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 245
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 57

Geographic Diversity

Nevada students aren't the only ones who study at Sierra Nevada College. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at SNC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Sweden, Norway, and Slovenia.

Sierra Nevada College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Educational Administration 0 71 71
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 45 45
Interdisciplinary Studies 19 0 19
Writing Studies 0 17 17
International Business 13 0 13
Other Education 0 13 13
Marketing 11 0 11
General Psychology 11 0 11
Special Education 0 10 10
Finance & Financial Management 8 0 8
Hospitality Management 7 0 7
Natural Resources Conservation 6 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 6 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 5 5
General Biology 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 0 3
International Studies 2 0 2
English Literature (Other) 1 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 1
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0
TOTAL 91 161 252


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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