SNC Tahoe's spectacular outdoor opportunities and culture of sustainability have placed it on the list of "30 Great Small Colleges for Nature Lovers" by the GreatValueColleges website.

A Great Place for Nature Lovers!

SNC Tahoe has been chosen one of the “30 Great Small Colleges for Nature Lovers” by the website SNC Tahoe’s advantages include the four season outdoor recreational opportunities of the Lake Tahoe Basin and Sierra Nevada range; frequent Outdoor Adventure activities organized and outfitted by Student Affairs; academic majors in Environmental Science and Ecology, Sustainability, Natural Resource Management, and Outdoor Adventure Leadership; and a committed culture of sustainability at all levels.

Great Value Colleges compiled information from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator Database, the individual schools’ websites, and articles about top schools and cities for nature lovers to narrow down the list. Rankings were assigned based on the number of outdoor-oriented sports, clubs and teams; the proximity to outdoor opportunities; the university’s green status; the campus and surrounding area; and the number of nature-focused courses/degree programs.