Sierra Nevada College

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Incline Village, NV

$35,508

Avg tuition

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About Sierra Nevada College

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Sierra Nevada College is a small private college located on a rural campus in Incline Village, Nevada. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 617, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 46%. The college offers 15 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 44%, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Tuition and fees for students are $35,508.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

46% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

61% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

44% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 910-1110

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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617

Students enrolled

Information not available

Online student enrollment

9:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

78%

Unknown

10%

Black

3%

Hispanic

3%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

Two or more races

Information not available

Non-U.S. Citizen

Information not available

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

34% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

38%

State Grant Aid

5%

Institution Grant Aid

96%

Pell Grant

34%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,271
State Grant Aid $1,520
Institution Grant Aid $18,809
Pell Grant Aid $4,335

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$29k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.