Sierra Nevada College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Sierra Nevada College
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
Applicants Submitting SAT57%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|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.
|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%|
Sierra Nevada College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT35%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA2.98
Typical High School GradesB-
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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||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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||9%||20%||14%|
Applications are DueAug 28, 2020
Days left to Apply264
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Sierra Nevada College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Not applicable|
|High School GPA||Not applicable|
|High School Class Rank||Not applicable|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Not applicable|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Not applicable|
|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.