There’s nothing passive or conventional about life at SNC. Our status as Nevada’s only accredited, private, four-year institution, and our location high in the Sierra, on the shores of legendary Lake Tahoe, all but guarantee that. Action is in our DNA. Everything we do is dedicated to moving lives and learning forward, to engaging students and helping them become confident, collaborative critical thinkers who are uniquely prepared to thrive in the real world. Four core themes define us: Entrepreneurial Thinking, Professional Preparedness, Liberal Arts, and Sustainability. And we bring these themes to life for every student through active learning processes that foster problem solving, teamwork, and innovation. It’s a culture of competition where students learn to think on their feet, to communicate persuasively, and become active participants in their education.
To educate scholars of, and contributors to, a sustainable world, through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking and environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Sierra Nevada University (Incline Village, NV) uses its spectacular mountain location, 35 miles from Reno, to the fullest. A nearby alpine meadow or mountain peak provides the sort of hands-on experience students at other schools can only read about.
A four-year private liberal arts college, SNU boasts a unique entrepreneurial spirit throughout the curriculum, with opportunities for study in more than 30 majors, minors and concentrations. The ski resort management, entertainment technology and entrepreneurship programs are distinctive. Our new Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (shared with U.C. Davis) affords even more opportunities for learning.
SNU students hail from across the U.S. and the world, drawn by our educational offerings and recreational opportunities. Students can choose from 10 skiing/snowboarding resorts within a 45-minute drive. With ski lodge-inspired architecture and dorms that would put some hotels to shame, our campus projects an inviting space in which students make friendships that last a lifetime. Sierra Nevada also offers a Master of Arts degree in Teaching, a Master of Education in advanced teaching and leadership programs.