Sierra Nevada University

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

135 Faculty Members | 8:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Our graduates will be scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world. SNC combines the liberal arts and professional preparedness through an interdisciplinary curriculum which emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking and environmental, social, economic, and educational sustainability.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$35,508

Out of state

$35,508
Graduate

In state

$19,165

Out of state

$19,165

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
96%
Did not receive aid
4%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 38.0% $3,271
State/local grants 5.0% $1,520
Institutional grants 96.0% $18,809
Loans 52.0% $10,880

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Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Psychology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Resort Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
    • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
      • A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Business Administration and Management, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making. Examples: [General Management], [Business Administration] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
    • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
    • Resort Management
      • A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and market comprehensive vacation facilities and services and related products. Includes instruction in hospitality administration, hotel/motel management, restaurant and food services management, facilities planning, leisure studies, recreation administration, marketing, recreation equipment and grounds operations and maintenance, business finance, insurance and taxation, event management and guest services, personnel management, travel and logistics management, safety and health services, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific vacation types and locations. Examples: [Spa Management], [Resort and Attraction Management] See other colleges that offer this major
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      • A program that prepares individuals to manage international businesses and/or business operations. Includes instruction in the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations and related problems, monetary issues, international business policy, and applications to doing business in specific countries and markets. Examples: [Global Business], [Global Commerce], [Global Management] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Marketing, Other
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
    • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
    • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
      • A program that derives from two or more distinct programs and that is integrated around a unifying theme or topic that cannot be subsumed under a single discipline or occupational field. Examples: [Student-Designed Major] See other colleges that offer this major
    • International/Globalization Studies
      • A program that focuses on global and international issues from the perspective of the social sciences, social services, and related fields. Examples: [Global Studies] See other colleges that offer this major
  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
    • Environmental Science
      • A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of the physical environment and the solution of environmental problems, including subjects such as abating or controlling environmental pollution and degradation; the interaction between human society and the natural environment; and natural resources management. Includes instruction in biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences, climatology, statistics, and mathematical modeling. Examples: [Bioenvironmental Sciences] See other colleges that offer this major
  • PSYCHOLOGY
    • Psychology, General
      • A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Fine/Studio Arts, General
      • A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Creative Writing
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • EDUCATION
    • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
      • A program that focuses on the general principles and techniques of administering a wide variety of schools and other educational organizations and facilities, supervising educational personnel at the school or staff level, and that may prepare individuals as general administrators and supervisors. Examples: [Educational Leadership and Policy], [Educational Administration and Policy], [K-12 Educational Leadership], [K-12 Educational Administration], [School Business Management] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Special Education and Teaching, General
      • A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers in a collaborative or team environment. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies. Examples: [Special Education Collaborative Teacher/Teaching] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Elementary Education and Teaching
      • A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Secondary Education and Teaching
      • A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
      • A program that prepares individuals to teach students at more than one educational level, such as a combined program in elementary/secondary, early childhood/elementary, elementary/middle school, or junior high/high school teacher education. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
      • A program that focuses on the principles and practice of teaching English to students who are not proficient in English or who do not speak, read or write English, and that may prepare individuals to function as teachers and administrators in such programs. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Education, Other
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
    • Creative Writing
      • A program that focuses on the process and techniques of original composition in various literary forms such as the short story, poetry, the novel, and others. Includes instruction in technical and editorial skills, criticism, and the marketing of finished manuscripts. See other colleges that offer this major
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Design and Visual Communications, General
      • A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
46.31%
  • Apply 814
  • Accepted 377
  • Attend 42

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
$50

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable

Average sat scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2020 data.

Math
Reading

Average act scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2020 data.

Composite
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
65%
Male Students
35%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian77.96%
  2. Not Specified10.37%
  3. Hispanic/Latino3.4%
  4. Black3.08%
  5. Asian2.11%
  6. American Indian/Alaska Native1.94%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1.13%
  8. Two Or More Ethnicities0.01%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,162

Undergraduate students

448

Graduate students

714

Attendance breakdown

Full time
77%
Part time
23%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Other Sports
  • Golf
  • Skiing
Female sports:
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Other Sports
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Soccer
    • Lacrosse
    • Other Sports
    • Golf
    • Skiing
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Female

    • Soccer
    • Golf
    • Skiing
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Other Sports
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