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Incline Village, Nevada

Sierra Nevada College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Sierra Nevada College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69%
Admission Difficulty for Sierra Nevada College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Sierra Nevada College and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Nevada for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 507 out of 735 applicants were admitted making Sierra Nevada College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. Sierra Nevada College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Sierra Nevada College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Sierra Nevada College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Sierra Nevada College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Sierra Nevada College?

Sierra Nevada College typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Nevada for highest average SAT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

SAT scores are not required for admission consideration at Sierra Nevada College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sierra Nevada College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >79%
1100 to 1210 Avg + 69%-79%
990 to 1100 Avg - 57%-69%
880 to 990 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 880 Low <44%
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Sierra Nevada College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for Sierra Nevada College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Sierra Nevada College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sierra Nevada College?

Admission data indicates that Sierra Nevada College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Nevada for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sierra Nevada College.

ACT scores are not required for admission consideration at Sierra Nevada College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sierra Nevada College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >81%
21 to 24 Avg + 69%-81%
19 to 21 Avg - 59%-69%
17 to 19 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 17 Low <49%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.98
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Sierra Nevada College with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sierra Nevada College was 2.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Nevada for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Sierra Nevada College accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Sierra Nevada College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 6% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 36% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 18% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

High School Class Rank for admitted Sierra Nevada College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 0%
Top 25% of class 20%
Top 50% of class 50%
Bottom 50% of class 50%
Bottom 25% of class 20%

Admission Statistics

Sierra Nevada College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 382 353 735
Accepted 272 235 507
Acceptance Rate 71% 67% 69%
Enrolled 24 48 72
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 20% 14%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 28, 2020
Days left to Apply
264

Applicants have 264 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 28, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Sierra Nevada College before the Aug 28 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sierra Nevada College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Sierra Nevada College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Not applicable
High School GPA Not applicable
High School Class Rank Not applicable
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not applicable
Recommendations Not applicable
Demonstration of Competencies Not applicable

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Sierra Nevada College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182458 IPEDS survey data for Sierra Nevada College.