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.


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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 . . .

Bryce Bullins

Major: English, Music

Class of 2014

Bryce is an editor for the Sierra Nevada Review, Secretary of the Creative Writing Club, and has received multiple academic honors. He plans to attend graduate school for Literature or Creative Writing in order to teach. His spare time is spent writing poetry or reviews, practicing voice, with his nose buried in a book (or e-book), or polluting his ears with sonic vibrations.

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Marina McCoy

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability, Ski Business and Resort Management

Class of 2016

It wasn’t until the end of my sophomore year of high school when I realized I couldn’t live without the mountains. Sierra Nevada College is the perfect school for me – the classes are small, the teachers are great, and the opportunities in Tahoe are endless. My long-term goals are to be an activist in the environmental world, to inspire everyone I interact with to live a more sustainable life, and to encourage others to embrace each individual’s uniqueness!

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