Success – Education – Adventure
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You could go to college anywhere – this isn’t just anywhere

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Getting your degree is an adventure in itself. So why go to college in a crowded city, far from the beauty and challenge of the outdoors? Why not go for the complete adventure? College life plus outdoor life? How about you add a unique set of world-class mentors? A community of students who love the outdoors, at a college dedicated to them? Top it off with the inspiration of Lake Tahoe – it’s more than a recipe for success, it’s a dream come true.

Sierra Nevada College of Entrepreneurial Leadership Student sits on a wall overlooking Emerald Bay

Find Success on the Shores of Big Blue – It Literally Lives Here

The shores of Lake Tahoe are called home to a treasure trove of successful entrepreneurs, artists, and business owners. Many of them are alumni. Many of them belong to our mentorship program. They live here because it’s beautiful, and they contribute to this community and university because it belongs to them. Join the Sierra Nevada College of Entrepreneurial Leadership and find success.

Our alumni go on to be successful in their field. We have the stories to prove it. Many stay and begin their enterprises here in Tahoe. Others have turned the experience and internships gained here into success in the disciplines they chose. Writers, entrepreneurs, artists, and outdoor adventure leaders – they all come from SNU Tahoe. The environment here is challenging, inspiring, and attracts an ecosystem of support that you will not find anywhere else.

Sierra Nevada College of Entrepreneurial Leadership on a day quest overlooking Lake Tahoe

Instructors who know you – and who continue to work in their field

There are those who teach and those who do – then there are the professor-practitioners of Sierra Nevada College of Entrepreneurial Leadership. They have come here because they love this place. Your classroom becomes the entire lake, in every discipline from Fine Arts and Music, to Entrepreneurship and Business Management. Not to mention our unique Outdoor Adventure Leadership program, and Ski Business and Resort Management program.

Success is not just making money. Success is happiness. Success is fulfillment; it’s the ability to give.
-Adam Neumann

Hands-on, active learning, whether it’s science and sustainability at the river’s edge or creativity and communication on our lovely campus. You will learn by doing every step of the way. You will find fulfillment and guidance at Sierra Nevada College of Entrepreneurial Leadership.

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Come to SNU Tahoe Today – Don’t wait

  • Comprehensive and flexible credit transfer
  • A culture where entrepreneurship is an approach to life – across all disciplines
  • An incredible lab for science and sustainability – Lake Tahoe
  • A close-knit and welcoming community, from your fellow students through your amazing mentors
  • Hands-on, real-world instruction.
Garrett Ramos - ODAL and Journalism graduate from sierra nevada college

Meet Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Digital Arts Major Garrett Ramos

“I grew up surfing in Southern California. These days, fresh snow and skydiving get me out of bed in the morning. I came to SNU to be in the mountains, but I stayed because of the faculty and community I have found here.”

A vibrant community and mentorship eco-system – join us

Sierra Nevada College of Entrepreneurial Leadership – where you’ll find independence is a way of life. We work on our craft in one of the most inspiring locations on the planet. The inspiration of Tahoe draws incredible mentors from every discipline who are ready to help you reach the dream you strive to create.

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