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Sierra Nevada College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Sierra Nevada College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.6%
Admission Difficulty for Sierra Nevada College
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Sierra Nevada College and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Nevada for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 528 out of 830 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Sierra Nevada College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Sierra Nevada College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sierra Nevada College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
43%
SAT Scores for Sierra Nevada College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Sierra Nevada College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1040

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Nevada for highest average SAT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sierra Nevada College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >75%
1040 to 1150 Avg + 64%-75%
930 to 1040 Avg - 51%-64%
820 to 930 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 820 Low <38%
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Sierra Nevada College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for Sierra Nevada College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Sierra Nevada College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Nevada for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sierra Nevada College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sierra Nevada College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >75%
20 to 22 Avg + 64%-75%
18 to 20 Avg - 51%-64%
16 to 18 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 16 Low <38%
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Sierra Nevada College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Sierra Nevada College?

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 64% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Sierra Nevada College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 489 341 830
Accepted 299 229 528
Acceptance Rate 61% 67% 64%
Enrolled 24 35 59
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 15% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
220

Applicants have 220 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Sierra Nevada College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sierra Nevada College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Sierra Nevada College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.

FAQs

Does Sierra Nevada College prefer SAT or ACT?

43% of students submit their SAT scores to Sierra Nevada College. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Sierra Nevada College?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Sierra Nevada College. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Sierra Nevada College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1150. 43% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Sierra Nevada College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.