At Sierra Nevada College, we are committed to active learning.

Your education is a collaborative partnership between you, your teachers, and the College as a whole. Real learning comes when you are fully engaged in your own education – not passively sitting in a lecture hall taking notes for the next exam.

At SNC, we spend an enormous amount of time thinking about how to make learning come alive for each student and to fully prepare you for the lifetime of opportunities and challenges that you will have after you leave here.


Sierra Nevada College graduates will be educated to be scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world. Sierra Nevada College combines the liberal arts and professional preparedness through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking and environmental, social, economic and educational sustainability.