Sierra Nevada College is a private 4-year liberal arts college located in Incline Village, Nevada. Established in 1969, it’s 18 acres are nestled amongst the Tahoe National Forest at the north shore of Lake Tahoe. What a beautiful setting for learning!
The college offers over 37 majors and concentrations in 5 departments. At a college where “learning is not a spectator sport,” you can imagine the variety of hands on learning experiences they offer their students. Whether an internship, debates, scientific field work, business plan competitions or student research opportunities, this college prides itself on being innovative in their teaching techniques. The 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio is a huge benefit enabling personal attention and learning opportunities with the faculty. 82.4% of classes have less than 20 students. SNC’s bachelor’s degree in Ski Business and Resort Management is one of only a few in the country. Specific to the snow sport industry, it is a very popular course of study. There are plenty of other options in the departments of fine arts, humanities & social science, business and science & technology.
Being situated just minutes from the snow capped peaks around Tahoe, SNC can’t help but dominate the sports competition in women’s and men’s ski, snowboard and freestyle. Both the ski and the snowboard teams have taken the title of USCSA National Champions – the ski team 23 times and the snowboard team 7 times. Continuing on our outdoor theme, SNC offers an Outdoor Adventure Program, which gives each student access to a variety of opportunities for adventure. Whether a surf trip to Mexico or backpacking in Yosemite, this private college truly fosters the love of nature.
Even if you aren’t thinking about going back to school right now, the scenery involved in a trip to Sierra Nevada College is definitely worth it! Take a drive and check out the campus – just for kicks!