The goal of a great liberal arts college is to ensure that students are exposed to the best of human thought and ideas, while providing them with the foundations of successful lives and careers.


We cherish the opportunity to prepare our students for living, learning and leadership in the 21st century.

In small classes and through individualized instruction, our students are exposed to the best of human thought and ideas, and equipped with the skills that will enable them to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing environment.

Sierra Nevada College has produced scholars in disciplines ranging from artists to attorneys, teachers to entrepreneurs, scientists to community leaders. To achieve this vision requires an understanding of the possibilities of a liberal arts education in an evolving world, and an investment in people, programs, and learning spaces.

Our Students Say . . .

Evelina Rutdal

Major: Psychology

Class of 2013

The most influential class I’ve taken is the Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology class. This class has taught me to see other dimensions of consciousness and to realize how we are all connected.

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Scott Kiernan

Major: Business, Finance and Economics

Class of 2014

Scott was inspired by a Development Economics Class with President Lynn Gillette to pursue classes on international affairs and global leadership, and then to pivotal service learning experiences in South Africa. He was introduced to the former CEO and Director of Save the Children during the 2013 MiddCORE Program, and everything fell into line.

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